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UC Merced students and Rufus the mascot parade down Scholar's Lane

Admissions Events

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.

We invite you and your family to visit us and take a tour with our student ambassador tour guides or book a session to meet with our advisors!

 

College Fair & School Visits

UC Merced at a college fairWhen: Ongoing
Where: Off Campus, Multiple Locations

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.

>> Find a college fair or school visit near you

 


Signature Events

Bobcat Day

Tour guides with Rufus the BobcatWhen: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Where: UC Merced Campus 

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. Registration opens on March 2!

>> Learn more about Bobcat Day
 


 

Discover UC Merced Fall 2023

13 Sep 2022 - 7:00pm    |   Transfer Admission Guarantee

UC Merced is one of six UC campuses participating in the Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG). Join us to learn more about how you can guarantee your admission to UC Merced through the TAG. We will provide an overview of the UC Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP) tool, outline the TAG submission process, and review UC Merced’s TAG requirements.

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Transfer

21 Sep 2022 - 7:00pm    |   First Year Presentation

Join the Office of Admissions for an overview of the First-Year UC Admissions Requirements and opportunities available at UC Merced. We will highlight new programs available to students, majors, research opportunities, housing, student life, and support services. Hear from current students and why they chose UC Merced!

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Freshman

04 Oct 2022 - 7:00pm    |   SJV Prime+ BS/MD Pathway

As a San Joaquin Valley based high school student, you now have the opportunity to start your pursuit of an MD degree right here at the University of California, Merced. This exciting new program will begin accepting applications starting October 1, focusing on high school students who are committed to pursuing a career in medicine and are dedicated to serving the San Joaquin Valley's unique needs. During this webinar, you'll learn about the program, the admissions criteria, and how to apply.

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Freshman

05 Oct 2022 - 7:00pm    |   Transfer Admissions Presentation

Interested in transferring to UC Merced? Join us to learn more about the campus and how you can prepare to transfer. This presentation will provide information about student life, majors and minors, research, and more at UC Merced. You will also have an opportunity to learn about transfer requirements, important dates and deadlines, and opportunities to engage with Admissions.

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Transfer

11 Oct 2022 - 7:00pm    |   Electrical Engineering

Discover our newest program at UC Merced, Electrical Engineering. Join us for this one-hour webinar where you’ll learn how our newest degree can prepare you for the most sought by employers in California both today and also those anticipated in the future.Our program covers important emerging topics like clean energy, renewable energy, electric vehicles, high-capacity rechargeable batteries, etc.

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Freshman, Transfer

13 Oct 2022 - 7:00pm    |   Transfer Admissions Application

Are you preparing to transfer for Fall 2023?Join us for an in-depth session on filling out the University of California applicationfor transfer students. Our admission advisors will provide a brief overview of transfer requirements, walk through the application process, and share tactics for answering the personal insight questions (PIQs). You will also have an opportunityto learn about the factors that UC Admissions considers and what to avoid and get answers to any confusing aspects of the application.

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Transfer

24 Oct 2022 - 7:00pm    |   Application Webinar - About You / Campus Choice and Majors

Don't want to procrastinate on your University of California Application? Don't want to be one of many at our last-minute application workshops? Then join some application experts in starting your application with the About You and Campus and Majors sections. We will be available every two weeks to help you work on a different application section

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Freshman, Transfer

02 Nov 2022 - 7:00pm    |   Tips on Navigating the UC Personal Insight Questions Webinar

Join the Admissions Team to learn more about the required UC Personal Insight Questions as part of the UC Application. We will cover tips on how to best present yourself for freshman (first-year) and transfer applicants. The Admissions Team will provide insight on how to compose PIQ responses by understanding what information is most helpful and how these responses are reviewed.

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Freshman, Transfer

14 Nov 2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm    |   UC Application Advising Session

Need last-minute assistance on your UC application? Sign up for open house hours. Admission Advisors will be available to respond to your questions in a group advising session and one-on-one format. Session attendance is limited to allow for more time to ask your questions

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Audience

Freshman, Transfer

16 Nov 2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm    |   UC Application Advising Session

Need last-minute assistance on your UC application? Sign up for open house hours. Admission Advisors will be available to respond to your questions in a group advising session and one-on-one format. Session attendance is limited to allow for more time to ask your questions.

Webinar

Audience

Freshman, Transfer

21 Nov 2022 - 7:00pm    |   Application Ask your Questions - Activities and Awards, Scholarships and Programs

Don't want to procrastinate on your University of California Application? Don't want to be one of many at our last-minute application workshops? Then join some application experts in starting your application with the Activities and Awards and Scholarships and Programs sections. We will be available every two weeks to help you work on a different application section.

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Audience

Freshman, Transfer

22 Nov 2022 - 6:00pm    |   Last Minute UC Application Chat

Need last-minute assistance on your UC application? Chat live with UC Merced Admissions Advisors to receive guidance on completing your UC Application. All questions are welcome! Topics will include:

•Answering the Personal Insight Questions (PIQ)

•How to report your academic history (including how to enter your information for a dual-enrollment campus, reporting honors courses, and reporting non-UC-approved honors courses)

•How to report your extracurricular activities, volunteer hours and work history

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Audience

Freshman, Transfer

28 Nov 2022 - 7:00pm    |   Application Ask your Questions - Review and Submit

Don't want to procrastinate on your University of California Application? Don't want to be one of many at our last-minute application workshops? Then join some application experts in completing your application with the Review and Submit section.

Webinar

Audience

Freshman, Transfer

29 Nov 2022 - 6:00pm    |   Last Minute UC Application Live Chat

Need last-minute assistance on your UC application? Chat live with UC Merced Admissions Advisors to receive guidance on completing your UC Application. All questions are welcome! Topics will include:

•Answering the Personal Insight Questions (PIQ)

•How to report your academic history (including how to enter your information for a dual-enrollment campus, reporting honors courses, and reporting non-UC-approved honors courses)

•How to report your extracurricular activities, volunteer hours and work history

Webinar

Audience

Freshman, Transfer