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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.

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

Admissions Workshops

Students in classroom with advisorWhen: Ongoing
Where: UC Merced Campus and Off Campus, Multiple Locations

The Office of Admissions hosts a variety of workshops on campus and at various schools and community colleges. Workshops are an opportunity to learn more about the University of California admission process and get tips on filling out the admission application.

>> Learn more about Admissions Workshops

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

Transfer Thursday

Student in ClassWhen: March 7 and March 14, 2019
Where: UC Merced Campus

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.

>> Learn more about Transfer Thursday 

Spring Visit Week

UC Merced campusWhen: March 18 - 23, 2019 and April 22 - 26, 2019 
Where: UC Merced Campus

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.

>> Learn more about Spring Visit Week

Regional Admission Receptions

Beginnings sculptureWhen: March 28 - 29 & April 4 -5, 2020
Where: Sacramento, Santa Clara, Anaheim and Los Angeles

Admitted first year students can learn about the remarkable opportunities that await them at the newest UC campus during special events in Sacramento, Santa Clara, Anaheim and Los Angeles.

>> Learn more about Regional Admission Receptions

Bobcat Day

Tour guides with Rufus the BobcatWhen: Saturday, April 18, 2020
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.

>> Learn more about Bobcat Day

Spotlight UC Merced

Cherry Blossoms at UC MercedWhen: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Where: UC Merced Campus

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.

>> Learn more about Spotlight UC Merced

Campus Applicant Review Event (CARE)

counselorsWhen: April 8 - 30, 2019
Where: Off Campus, Multiple Locations

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.

>> Learn more about CARE

Transfer Day

Family attends UC Merced tourWhen: May 14, 2019
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

Summer Transfer Academy

Transfer AcademyWhen: June 21 - 23, 2019 and July 19 - 21, 2019
Where: UC Merced Campus

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. 

>> Learn more about Summer Transfer Academy

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

Homecoming

Bobcat BandWhen: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
Where: 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: Sept. 28, 2019
Where: UC Merced Campus

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

>> Learn more about Pathway to College Parent Summit

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