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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 20, 2024
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 **