Visiting UC Merced is the best way to gain firsthand knowledge of our academic programs, housing and student life. We host several on-campus events throughout the year, and we invite you to join us for the chance to find out what makes our campus so special. We also host online events and travel throughout the state to host admission receptions.
During our live presentations and discussions, you can learn about resources and opportunities available to UC Merced students, our academic programs, student life and more.
College Fair & School Visits
UC Merced participates in college fairs and school visits throughout the year. These fairs are a great opportunity for interested students to learn about our admission process, student life, financial aid and more.
Join us for Transfer Thursday at UC Merced, a special day for transfer applicants and prospective transfer students. Register to meet one-on-one with an Admissions advisor to discuss the status of your application.
Spring Visit Week
Over the course of five days, you’ll have an opportunity to tour the UC Merced campus, attend presentations and get answers to any questions you have about the University.
Regional Admission Receptions
Admitted first year students can learn about the remarkable opportunities that await them at the newest UC campus during special events in Santa Clara, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Riverside.
Bobcat Day is our biggest event of the spring! Come see UC Merced at its liveliest and take a tour of campus, meet with faculty, attend presentations from each of our academic schools, talk to Financial Aid and Admissions staff, discover student clubs and organizations, and much more.
Spotlight UC Merced
This half-day introduction to UC Merced is the last event of the spring for admitted students. It serves as a valuable chance to ask any final questions you might have as you weigh your options. You can find out about housing, student life, financial aid, academic opportunities and more.
Campus Applicant Review Event (CARE)
During CARE events for transfer applicants, students who have submitted a transfer application to UC Merced will have the opportunity to meet with an Admissions advisor to discuss the status of their application and learn about the next steps in the admission process.
Transfer students can meet with Admissions advisors one-on-one and discuss the status of their application, attend a transfer presentation and take a campus tour.
Summer Transfer Academy
Learn how to transfer and experience what it's like to be a UC student with the Summer Transfer Academy, designed for students enrolled at California Community Colleges who wish to transfer to the University of California.
Fall Visit Week
Over the course of four days, you’ll have an opportunity to interact with more students and staff, and tour the UC Merced campus, attend presentations and get answers to any questions you have about the University.
Students, staff, faculty, alumni, family and friends come together for a weekend of activities including a downtown block party, family movie night, tours, town hall and more.
Pathway to College Parent Summit
Students and their families can learn about UC Merced during this one day event which includes workshops, resources, breakfast, door prizes, and more.