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Discover UC Merced

Welcome!

UC Merced Bobcat family poses for photo at Homecoming 2019
Are you a prospective first year (freshman) or transfer student who is curious about the University of California, Merced? You and your family are invited to join us online for an introduction to what makes our beautiful new campus so special. We are offering over 20 online events this fall that will give you the chance to learn about academic and research opportunities from each school, receive UC application tips, and so much more! Discover why UC Merced could be the perfect fit for you.
 
Check back often for additional events, including in-person activities as safety guidelines allow. All event times listed on this page are Pacific Time and are one hour in length unless noted otherwise.

 

We look forward to meeting you.
 

 

 

 


Learn About UC Merced and UC Application Tips

Get a head start as you join the Admissions Team to hear about the opportunities available at UC Merced and tips to best present yourself on the UC Application.

First-Year Admissions Presentation & UC Application Tips

Sept. 15 | 7 p.m. | Recording Available
Sept. 22 | 7 p.m. | Recording Available
     

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College Fairs

Join the Admissions Team at upcoming virtual fairs to learn more about UC Merced and all that it offers.

NACAC Virtual College Fair

Join the Admissions Team to hear about the opportunities available at UC Merced and how to navigate the UC Application. We will offer five sessions that cover the following topics:

  • First-Year Admissions Overview
  • Transfer Admissions Overview
  • Joint session with UC campuses to provides a University of California Overview
  • Student Panel %26 Campus Virtual Tour
  • UC Application Workshop with UC Riverside

Sept. 12 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Oct. 3 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

 

CA College Fairs - choose your location below to attend for either First-Year (Freshman) or Transfer student

For First-Year (Freshman) Students
Join the Admissions Team to hear about life at UC Merced including academics, student life, research, and admissions requirements. We will also feature our current students to share their experiences about campus and the community. Content is specific to First-Year students.

Oct. 2 | 1 - 3 p.m. | Northern California
Oct. 6 | 5 - 7 p.m. | Southern California
Oct. 9 | 1 - 3 p.m. | Central California
Oct. 16 | 1 - 5 p.m. | Southern California

For Transfer Students
Join the Admissions Team to hear about life at UC Merced including academics, student life, research, and admissions requirements. We will also feature our current students to share their experiences about campus and the community. Content is specific to Transfer students.

Oct. 12 | Noon - 2:30 p.m. | Northern California
Oct. 13 | 5 - 6:30 p.m. | All regions
Oct. 14 | Noon - 2:30 p.m. | Southern California

 

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Financial Aid

Understanding Financial Aid & Scholarships at UC Merced

Join the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to learn about financial aid and scholarships that UC Merced offers and the various types of aid that you may be eligible to receive. Hear tips on how to navigate the financial aid application and important dates and deadlines.

Oct. 20 | 7 p.m. | Recording Available!

 

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Academics - Discover our three schools and their unique interdisciplinary offerings

School of Social Science and Humanities

Research in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts varies from the dynamics of language processing to 20th- and 21st-century Latin America. Find out from students what it is like to learn from the best scholars in the world. Learn about opportunities, support, mentorships and internships, and discover how the school will prepare you for a meaningful career and profession.

Oct. 25 | 7 p.m. |  Recording Available
 

School of Engineering

Find out from Dean Matsumoto how the School of Engineering transforms students into tomorrow's leaders; creates a continuously improving environment in which outstanding faculty, students, and staff thrive in research, education and service; and makes local and global impact by creating solutions and developing technologies that address society's challenges.

Oct. 26 | 7 p.m. | Recording Available
 

School of Natural Sciences

The School of Natural Sciences is conducting cutting-edge research, from fighting disease to creating sustainable energy sources. Find out from current students how working side-by-side with world-renowned faculty deepens their knowledge. Learn about opportunities, support, mentorships and internships. We will answer Ask questions about what the kind of skills you will can acquire and career opportunities that await.

Oct. 27 | 7 p.m. | Recording Available

 

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Take a Tour of UC Merced

Enjoy a live Virtual Tour of UC Merced!

Oct. 28 | 7 p.m. | Recording Available Here!

Visit the UC Merced Campus in Person

On-going tours are available, sign up today!

 

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Application Support & Advising

Application Webinar- About You, Campus Choice and Majors

 

Join us as we discuss the "About You/Campus Choice and Majors" portion of the admission application. There will be time for questions and answers as well.

Nov. 1 | 7 p.m. 

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.

Nov. 3 | 7 p.m. | Recording Available

Application Webinar- Academic History

Join us as we discuss the "Academic History" portion of the admission application. There will be time for questions and answers as well.

Nov. 8 | 7 p.m. 

UC Application Advising Session

We are here to help you navigate the UC Application! During November, the UC Application filing period, students will have an opportunity to join a group advising session and meet one-on-one with an Admissions Advisor. You will be able to ask questions regarding admission requirements, the UC application and more!

Nov. 2 | 4 - 6 p.m.  
Nov. 10 | 4 - 6 p.m. 
Nov. 15 | 4 - 6 p.m. 

Nov. 17 | 4 - 6 p.m. 

Application Webinar - Test Scores/Scholarships

Join us as we discuss the "Test Scores/Scholarships" portion of the admission application. There will be time for questions and answers as well.

Nov. 15 | 7 p.m. 

Application Webinar - Activities and Awards

Join us as we discuss the "Activities and Awards" portion of the admission application. There will be time for questions and answers as well.

Nov. 22 | 7 p.m. 

Last Minute UC Application Assistance

Chat live with UC Merced Admissions Admissions to receive last minute help 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

Nov. 23 | 6 - 9 p.m. 
Nov. 30 | 6 - 9 p.m. 
Dec. 15 | 6 - 9 p.m. | Register Here

Application Webinar- Review and Submit

Join us as we discuss the "Review & Submit" portion of the admission application. There will be time for questions and answers as well.

Nov. 29 | 7 p.m.

 

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Spring 2022 Events

Bobcat Day - In Person!

This 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.

This is your chance to explore the university and learn about the academic and student life opportunities we offer. 

Get answers to your questions about:

  • Admissions
  • Majors
  • Research and Internship Opportunities
  • Housing and Dining
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Student Activities and Athletics

Presentation topics will cover financial aid, admissions, student life, and much more!

Apr. 23 | 10 a.m. | Coming soon

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Events for Transfer Students

Discover how you can TAG UC Merced (Transfer Admission Guarantee)

Join us to learn more about the benefits of the UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) and the opportunity to submit a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) at UC Merced. Our Admissions Transfer Advisors will walk through the TAP tool and outline the process for submitting the TAG. Students will also be able to receive more information on the requirements needed for UC Merced’s TAG.

Sept. 14 | 6 p.m. 

UC Merced Transfer Admissions Presentation

Learn about UC Merced programs and highlights, as well as important dates and deadlines to apply. 

Oct. 6 | 7 p.m.

UC Merced Transfer Application Webinar

Are you applying as a transfer student to UC Merced for Fall 2022? Join us to learn about the application process, tips for navigating the application, and ask your questions to UC Merced Transfer Admissions Advisors.  

Oct. 14 | 7 p.m. 

Transfer Student Panel

Are you a transfer student thinking about applying for Fall 2022? Join us to hear from current students and learn about their experiences.

Nov. 10 | 7 p.m. 

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