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WELCOME, BOBCATS!

UC Merced: Charles Neis, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

 

Charles Nies, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Nathan Brostrom, Interim UC Merced Chancellor, welcome you as you experience a new kind of Bobcat Day – one that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home and with your family and friends. We hope you enjoy this virtual experience filled with information and the opportunity to engage in Q&As in preparation for the beginning of your academic career at UC Merced. We can’t wait to meet you in person! Go Bobcats!

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SCHEDULE | APRIL 25, 2020

OPENING WELCOME | 9:00 to 9:30 AM 
  Charles Nies, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  Nathan Brostrom, Interim UC Merced Chancellor

ADMISSIONS | 10:00 to 11:00 AM
  Next Steps for High School Students
  Next Steps for Transfer Students

HOUSING AND RESIDENCE EDUCATION | 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

ACADEMICS | 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  School of Engineering | School of Natural Sciences
  School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

UNDERSTANDING YOUR FINANCIAL AWARD | 2:30 to 3:30 PM 

LET'S CHAT ABOUT UC MERCED | 4:00 to 4:30 PM
  Student Panel for High School Students
  Student Panel for Transfer Students

 

ADMISSIONS

UC Merced - Admissions - Bridge Crossing

You might be wondering what your next steps are now that you've been admitted to UC Merced. During this webinar, an Admissions advisor will walk you through the process, from committing to UC Merced for Fall 2020 to completing financial aid requirements, taking placement exams, and much more.

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HOUSING AND RESIDENCE EDUCATION

UC Merced - Housing - Student in dorm room

Join us to find out more about Housing & Residence Life, including the residence halls and dining options. You'll also get an overview of the Living Learning Communities (LLC) and have the opportunity to ask questions.

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ACADEMICS

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Engineering

Engineers are fascinated by questions of how and why things work and how they can be made to work better. Learn how undergraduates work alongside renowned faculty to research topics like the impacts of climate change on water resources and clean methods of waste management. Learn about opportunities, support, mentorships and internships, and find out about how UC Merced will prepare you for a career.

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academics

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Natural Sciences

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

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academics

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Social Sciences, Humanities
and Arts

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

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FINANCIAL AID

UC Merced - Financial Aid - Student at Students First Center

We will be reviewing a financial aid award letter and explaining the information that is provided. We will have a detailed presentation as well as Financial Aid Advisors available for a LIVE question and answer session! 

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STUDENT PANEL

UC Merced - Student Panel - First year students smiling during the Bridge Crossin

Current UC Merced students will share the latest information about UC Merced's dynamic and rapidly expanding campus, including our excellent academic programs, research opportunities, on- and off-campus housing and student life.

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A VIEW FROM ABOVE : DRONE TOURS

This drone tour provides details about the first three residence halls to welcome students on campus: Valley Terraces, Sierra Terraces, and the Summits, each with their own style. You'll also get to see the recreation fields, including Bobcat Field, and receive a brief introduction to the exciting Merced 2020 campus expansion project.

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This drone tour expands on the Merced 2020 project and describes the gym facilities on campus -- the Joseph Edward Gallo Recreation and Wellness Center and the Student Activities and Athletics Center (SAAC). It also gives you an overview of the Kolligian Library and the services that are available there.

In this tour, you'll get a glimpse of the Pavilion and our newest residence halls, Glacier Point and Granite Pass. You'll also learn more about the Kolligian Library and find out about the Classroom and Office Buildings 1 and 2, the Student Services Building, and the Science and Engineering Buildings 1 and 2. In addition, you'll get an introduction to the Central Plant that is crucial in supporting UC Merced's ambitious sustainability goals. 

This tour gives you a great chance to see the Science and Engineering Buildings 1 and 2, as well as the Biomedical Sciences and Physics Building (construction is nearing completion). It also covers two new academic spaces, the Arts and Computational Sciences Building and the Sustainability Research and Engineering Building. The tour ends where a UC Merced student's journey on campus starts -- The Beginnings Statue in the Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Quad.

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GET CONNECTED

Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to stay current with UC Merced Admissions. From important dates and deadlines, to social activities and student features and life on campus. 

The Students First Center (SFC) staff are here to help!

SFC Staff can answer your questions about:

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Registrar services
  • Billing

Don’t know where to start? The SFC is a good place, if we can’t answer your questions we will help you find the appropriate resource