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Admissions Events

Visiting UC Merced is the best wain 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.

Admissions Webinars

Student on laptopWhen: Ongoing
Where: Online

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.

>> Learn more about Admission Webinars

College Fair & School Visits

UC Merced at a college fairWhen: Ongoing
Where: Off Campus

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

Experience UC Merced

UC Merced campusWhen: April - TBD
Where: UC Merced Campus

Get more out of your visit: Tour our campus, attend a lecture to observe how students and professors interact, and speak with faculty, staff and current students.

>> Learn more about Experience UC Merced

Inside UC Merced

Students in a UC Merced classroomWhen: April - TBD
Where: UC Merced Campus

If you really want to know what it's like to be a student at UC Merced, this program is for you. You will stay overnight in the residence halls with a current Bobcat, attend classes, eat with students in the dining hall and much more.

>> Learn more about Inside UC Merced

Regional Admission Receptions

Beginnings sculptureWhen: April - TBD

Admitted first year students can learn about the remarkable opportunities that await them at the newest UC campus during special events in Sacramento, Fremont, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino.

>> Learn more about Regional Admission Receptions

Bobcat Day

Tour guides with Rufus the BobcatWhen: April - TBD
Where: UC Merced Campus

This special day just for admitted students and transfer applicants 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.

>> Learn more about Bobcat Day

Spotlight UC Merced

Cherry Blossoms at UC MercedWhen: April - TBD
Where: UC Merced Campus

This half-day introduction to UC Merced is the last event of the spring for first year 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.

>> Learn more about Spotlight UC Merced

Transfer Days

Family attends UC Merced tourWhen: May - TBD
Where: UC Merced Campus

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. 

>> Learn more about Transfer Days

Fall Visit Week

Family attends tour at UC MercedWhen: October 15-19, 2018
Where: UC Merced Campus

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.

>> Learn more about Visit Week


Bobcat BandWhen: October 19 - 20, 2018
Where: 655 W. 18th Street and UC Merced Campus

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.

>> Learn more about Homecoming

Pathway to College Parent Summit

Parent SummitWhen: November 17, 2018 CANCELED
Where: UC Merced Campus

Students and their families can learn about UC Merced during this one day event which includes workshops, resoruces, breakfast, door prizes, and more. 

>> Learn more about Pathway to College Parent Summit