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Division of Student Affairs

Admissions Webinars

The Office of Admissions hosts a variety of informative online webinars where you can hear from students, faculty and staff to learn more about UC Merced. 

Can't make it to the webinar you're interested in? All of the live sessions will be recorded and available 3-5 days after the event. If you need assistance accessing our online events, review this information

UC Merced Campus

 

Upcoming Webinars

August 12, 2020

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

New incoming students & families

Got Bills? Link Up, Understand and Be Prepared (English Language)

This workshop will teach users how to navigate and understand myBill in time for the payment deadline. Student Business Services (SBS) will discuss topics related to your student account, such as the Deferred Payment Plan, Parent PIN, Statement of Financial Responsibility, etc. After the presentation, a specialist will be available to answer questions.

Registration Available Soon

August 12, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

New incoming students & families

¿Tienes facturas?: Conéctate y Prepárate.

Este taller enseñará a los usuarios cómo navegar y comprender myBill en tiempo para la fecha de pago. El departamento de Servicios de Negocios Estudiantiles (SBS) discutirá temas relacionados con su cuenta estudiantil, como el Plan de Pago Diferido (DPP), PIN de Padres, Declaración de Responsabilidad Financiera, etc. Después de la presentación, un especialista estará disponible para responder preguntas.

Registration Available Soon

 

Past Webinars

 

July 30, 2020

5:30 pm - 7 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

New incoming students & families

UC Merced Student & Family Town Hall (Spanish Language) 

Conéctate con el equipo de liderazgo durante el Evento de Ayuntamiento Para Estudiantes y Familia Por favor acompaña al equipo de liderazgo de la Universidad de California Merced para obtener información actualizada sobre el semestre de Otoño 2020. Los temas incluyen instrucción de cursos y método de entrega, educación residencial y alojamiento, y oportunidades para la participación estudiantil universitaria, seguido de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas.

Direccion de bienvenida
Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Canciller de la Universidad de California, Merced

Los panelistas incluyen:

Charles Nies, Vicecanciller de Asuntos Estudiantiles
Sarah Frey, Vicerrectora & Decana, Educación Universitaria

Este evento ofrecerá servicios de traducción en Español

July 23, 2020

10 am - 12 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Merced Transfer Advising Appointments

We are here to help you transfer to UC Merced. Schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with us. Students will be able to ask questions regarding admission requirements, the UC application process, and much more!

July 22, 2020

5:30 pm - 7 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

New incoming students & families

New Student & Family Town Hall

This webinar will feature updates on the Fall 2020 term and the new Student Den Program.

We will also provide time for questions and answers.

July 21, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective transfer students

UC TAP and TAG

Join us to learn more about the benefits of the 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.

July 16, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Application and Personal Insight Questions (PIQ) Workshop

Join us for an in-depth session on filling out the University of California application, including tactics for answering the personal insight questions. Learn about the factors that UC Admissions considers and what to avoid, and get answers to any confusing aspects of the application.

July 14, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Transfer 101

Interested in transferring to a UC campus? Join us to learn more about the minimum requirements, major preparation, and useful tools and resources for transfer students.

July 9, 2020

10 am - 12 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Merced Transfer Advising Appointments

We are here to help you transfer to UC Merced. Schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with us. Students will be able to ask questions regarding admission requirements, the UC application process, and much more!

July 7, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Merced Presentation for Transfer Students

Interested in transferring to UC Merced? Join us to learn more about the campus, student life, research, and more!

July 7, 2020

12 pm - 1 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Admitted Students

Submitting Your Required Admissions Documents

During the webinar we will cover: 

  • An update about the status of the processing of current documents.
  • How to read your checklist to understand which documents still need to be submitted. 
  • Common issues associated wiht AP, IB and transcripts.

The admissions systems and processing team will be available to answer live questions.

Recording available on You Tube

June 26, 2020

2 pm - 4 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Merced Transfer Advising Appointments

We are here to help you transfer to UC Merced. Schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with us. Students will be able to ask questions regarding admission requirements, the UC application process, and much more!

Recording Unavailable

June 25, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective, Admitted, Transfer Students

Student Panel - Student Life & Professional Fraternity Involvement

Join us and learn more about campus life and student involvement. Students will have the opportunity to speak with current student Tour Guides and student leaders from the Professional Coed Fraternities. Not only will you get your questions answered, but you will also be able to connect with our current bobcats. Current UC Merced students will also share the latest information about UC Merced’s dynamic and rapidly expanding campus.

Recording available on You Tube

June 19, 2020

2 pm - 4 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Merced Transfer Advising Appointments

We are here to help you transfer to UC Merced. Schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with us. Students will be able to ask questions regarding admission requirements, the UC application process, and much more!

Recording Unavailable

June 17, 2020

4 pm - 5 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Admitted / SIR / Prospective First Year and Transfer Students

Where the Heart Is: Resources for Identity Development and Student Success

The Office of Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs invites you to learn about resources that directly encourage personal development and examine the world around you while also supporting student success.

Recording available on You Tube

June 12, 2020 

2 pm - 4 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Merced Transfer Advising Appointments

We are here to help you transfer to UC Merced. Schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with us. Students will be able to ask questions regarding admission requirements, the UC application process, and much more!

Recording Unavailable

June 12, 2020 

12 pm - 1 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience 

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Application and Personal Insight Questions (PIQ) Workshop

Join us for an in-depth session on filling out the University of California application, including tactics for answering the personal insight questions. Learn about the factors that UC Admissions considers and what to avoid, and get answers to any confusing aspects of the application.

Recording will be available soon

June 11, 2020

4 pm - 5 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Admitted Transfer Students

Preparing for Success at UC Merced

Join us to learn more about how to prepare for a successful first-semester at UC Merced. Hear from our current Transfer Students as they share their study tips, knowledge, and resources on how to navigate through your first semester.

Webinar Recording Coming Soon

June 11, 2020 

2 pm - 3pm (PDT)

Intended Audience 

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) Workshop 

New to the UC Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP)? Join us for a step-by-step workshop on the UC TAP tool. Our staff will walk-through the process of how to enter student information, coursework, exams, and submit the TAG.

Recording will be available soon

June 11, 2020 

12 pm - 1pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective Transfer Students

UC TAP and TAG

Join us to learn more about the benefits of the 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.

Recording will be available soon

June 10, 2020 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

New Students and Families

New Student & Family Town Hall

Please join Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Charles Nies, Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students Dr. Jonathan Grady, & Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Residence Education, Martin Reed for an update regarding the Fall 2020 semester. Topics include course instruction and delivery, residential education and housing, and student engagement opportunities. We will also provide time for questions and answers.

Recording available on You Tube

June 9, 2020

12 pm - 1 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Transfer 101

Interested in transferring to a UC campus? Join us to learn more about the minimum requirements, major preparation, and useful tools and resources for transfer students.

Webinar Recording Unavailable

June 5, 2020

4 pm - 7 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Admitted Transfer Students

Transfer Social Hour

Join us for Transfer Social Hour! Admitted transfer students will have the opportunity to learn more about campus resources, participate in interactive activities, network, and meet current UC Merced transfer students.

Webinar Recording Unavailable

June 4, 2020

2 pm - 4 pm 

Intended Audience

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Merced Transfer Advising Appointments

We are here to help you transfer to UC Merced. Schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with us. Students will be able to ask questions regarding admission requirements, the UC application process, and much more!

Webinar Recording Unavailable

June 2, 2020

12 pm - 1 pm (PDT)

Intended Audience

Prospective Transfer Students

UC Merced Presentation for Transfer Students

Interested in transferring to UC Merced? Join us to learn more about the campus, student life, research, and more!

Webinar Recording Unavailable

 

How to Join the Webinar

 

1. When you register for a webinar, you will receive an email confirmation with a link. Clicking on the link will allow you to join the webinar via Zoom. If this is your first time participating in a webinar, we encourage you to visit the webinar link early and ensure your equipment is set up to properly view the event. 

Other Ways to Prepare for the Webinar:

  1. Test your connection to Zoom:  Join a test meeting
  2. Watch this tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting:

Troubleshooting FAQs

1. When I click on the Zoom link in the email, nothing happens

Student using laptop

If clicking the link does not open the webinar, you can download Zoom Client for Meetings and follow these steps:

  1. Install the application. 
  2. Open the Zoom Client and click Join a Meeting.
  3. Locate the 9-digit meeting ID/webinar ID from your registration email. It will be in the join link just after https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/
  4. In the Meeting ID / Personal ID / Personal Link field, enter the 9-digit webinar ID, and click Join.
  5. Enter your name and email address if requested. Click Join Webinar. This should take you into the webinar if the webinar is in session.

2. I cannot hear audio for the webinar

In order to hear the audio for the webinar, you will need either speakers or headphones for your device. See the Zoom Help Center page about audio for assistance. 

2. Is my computer ready?

If you have already participated in one of our webinars using Zoom, your computer should already be setup. You can test you connection to Zoom ahead of the meeting by joining a test meeting.

3. How do I connect to the webinar when I am ready to attend?

When you signed up for the webinar you will receive a confirmation email. The confirmation email will contain the URL for the webinar. Please click on that URL or copy-and-paste it into your web browser's address bar. 

We suggest trying to access the URL several minutes before the meeting is scheduled to begin (all webinars will be available 30 minutes before the start time).

4. What if my internet connection to the meeting is broken?

If you have to leave the webinar for any reason, or if you get disconnected, you can simply click on the link to the Zoom meeting and rejoin the webinar.

5. What if I am using a mobile device (smart phone, tablet)?

Zoom webinars can be viewed on a mobile phone or tablet. Follow the instructions for your device on Zoom's Joining a Webinar page.

6. What if I need more technical support to get my Zoom?

Please check the Zoom Video Tutorials for assistance.

7. What if I want to watch the recording of a previous webinar?

Our goal is to have the recordings of each webinar available within 3-5 days after the webinar has completed. When it is ready, we will change the "Register Now" button to "Play." Click on the "Play" button and the recording will start.

Additional questions?

Please contact Rickee Hill at rhill4@ucmerced.edu.

June 2, 2020

12 pm - 1 pm (PDT)

UC Merced Presentation for Transfer Students

Interested in transferring to UC Merced? Join us to learn more about the campus, student life, research, and more!

Webinar Recording Unavailable