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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

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Upcoming Webinars

More events are coming up in Spring 2021. Stay tuned for more updates.


Past Webinars - Recordings Available For Replay

Intended Audience

Admitted students

Next Steps for Spring 2021 Registration

Join the Students First Center to learn more about the UC Merced student portal ( and what is included on your checklist. Get information about how your checklist can help you keep track of upcoming deadlines and action items. Staff from Academic advising, New Student Orientation and the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will also be attending to provide important next steps. 

Intended Audience

Prospective, applicants students

The Heart of Merced: Why enroll at a rural institution like the University of California, Merced

Listen to Admissions Advisors as they share the opportunities available at UC Merced, minimum first-year admission requirements, and discuss UC's recent updates on admissions policies.  

Listen to Recording Now

Intended Audience

Prospective, applicants students

An insider's look at the University of California, Merced: Hear from our current Bobcats

Every Friday from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM you can stop drop in to chat with one of our transfer advisers.  We can answer questions about the application, help you determine when might be the best time for you to transfer, and guide you through your next step. 

Listen to Recording Now

Intended Audience

Prospective, applicants, admitted students

UC Merced: Empowerment Through the Black Student Experience

Prospective students will be able to hear from current students about their experiences at UC Merced. This panel covers areas related to academic majors, living in the Living and Learning Community, student life, research and student support services.

Listen to Recording Now


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
  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

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