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Over 40 virtual events to attend!

Rufus Bobcat, UC Merced mascot, welcomes new students!
 

WELCOME!

Join us virtually in over 40 live events to learn more about UC Merced. You and your family can explore and attend events designed for you on our academics, experiential learning and research opportunities, student support, and much more. You will also hear from our school Deans, world-class faculty, supportive staff, and panel discussions with current UC Merced students.

We welcome all visitors to our sessions, near or far, to see why we are ranked No. 1 among public universities in outperforming expected graduation rates and No. 5 among all universities in supporting social mobility. If you'd like to learn more about UC Merced's continuing meteoric rise in rankings and performance, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you, virtually!

 

Browse below by subject or by date.

 

Admissions & Financial Aid
Admissions advisors will walk you through the process, from applying to UC Merced to committing for Fall 2021 to completing financial aid requirements, taking placement exams, and much more. We will also explain how to read a financial aid award letter. We will offer detailed presentations with experts from each office and a LIVE question and answer session after each event!
Family and student submitting their SIR
 

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March 9 @ 7 PM

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You're Admitted! Celebrate with Bobcats!
Congratulations, you’re admitted! Kickoff your admission to the University of California, Merced by celebrating with the campus community. Hear what it means to become a Bobcat, learn about upcoming admitted student events and more

   

March 10 @ 7 PM

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Stay Local, Go Far: You're Admitted! Become a Bobcat
Come learn about the value of earning a UC education in your own backyard. Hear from our UC Merced Chancellor highlighting the benefits of staying local and the opportunities that will ultimately take you far in life! Listen to local MUHSD alumni as they share their testimony of the benefits of attending UC Merced! 

   

March 11 @ 12 Noon

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Next Steps for Admitted First Year Students ;
Join the Admissions Team to hear about the opportunities available at UC Merced and the next steps after receiving your admission decision. We will share how UC Merced may be the right fit for you, important dates and deadlines for admitted first year students, and the opportunity to answer your questions.

  • Schedule a one-on-one online appointment with an Admissions advisor to discuss the status of their application
  • Learn about the next steps in the admission process
   

March 11 @ 3 PM

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Transfer Thursday 
During Transfer Thursday, students who have submitted a Fall 2021 transfer application to UC Merced will have the opportunity to:

  • Schedule a one-on-one online appointment with an Admissions advisor to discuss the status of their application
  • Learn about the next steps in the admission process
   

March 25 @ 7 PM

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Understanding your Financial Aid Award
Join the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships webinar to learn about how to understand your Financial Aid Award Letter and the various types of aid you may be eligible to receive. Learn the next steps to securing your aid and important dates and deadlines.

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March 31 @ 7 PM

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How UC Merced is Keeping Our Bobcat Community Safe
Join us to learn about how UC Merced is keeping our Bobcat Community safe. During this session you’ll hear from our UC Merced Police department, learn about measures we’re taking to ensure campus safety during COVID-19, and learn about resources on campus. 

   

April 1 @ 6 PM

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International Admitted Student Celebration
Congratulations on your admissions to UC Merced! Even though we are physically far apart now, we want to take this moment to acknowledge your success and provide you an opportunity to meet with our Admissions team, ask questions to current students about their experience, and learn more about the University of California, Merced. 

   

April 15 @ 3:30 PM

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Transfer Next Steps Advising
Join us to learn more about the next steps after receiving your admission decision. Our Admissions staff will be available to meet with you and provide more information regarding the next steps and important dates and deadlines for admitted transfer students. 

   

April 17 @ 3 PM

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Pre-Health Webinar
Are you considering becoming a nurse, physician, pharmacist, dentist or medical lab technician? What about an occupational therapist, public health educator or health administrator? UC Merced Pre-Health Advising can help you make the best decision when choosing a health career path and offer insight on how to build a successful application. Hear from staff and students how the innovative and modern curriculum at UC Merced provides excellent academic preparation for health professional schools.

   

April 19 @ 7 PM

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Why Attend Summer Orientation?
Congratulations on your admissions to UC Merced. We hope that you will submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)! Jumpstart your journey and learn about the benefits of summer orientation. We will cover the registration process, important dates & deadlines and what to expect for summer orientation for students and their families. 

   
April 29 @ 3:30 PM

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Transfer Next Steps Advising
Join us to learn more about the next steps after receiving your admission decision. Our Admissions staff will be available to meet with you and provide more information regarding the next steps and important dates and deadlines for admitted transfer students.
   

April 29 @ 6 pm

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TRV Meet & Greet
The Transfer, Returning, and Veterans (TRV) Program at UC Merced is a supportive community for transfer, reinstated, and veteran students. TRV celebrates the diversity of our students and assists in the discovery of services available to UC Merced students.  Join us to learn more about the TRV Program and meet our TRV Program Coordinator and Student Coordinators!

   

May 4 @ 11 AM

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May 6 @ 7 PM

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Transfer Admit Celebration - Two Events are Available!
Congratulations on your admissions to UC Merced! Admitted transfer students will be able to learn about campus resources, opportunities, and connect with current students, staff, and faculty.  We want to make this event as engaging as possible.  We will be using Zoom breakout rooms to ensure students have ample time to network with each other and can ask questions directly to our students, staff, and faculty. 
   

May 13 @ 3:30 PM

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Transfer Next Steps Advising
Join us to learn more about the next steps after receiving your admission decision. Our Admissions staff will be available to meet with you and provide more information regarding the next steps and important dates and deadlines for admitted transfer students. 

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Academics
The School of Engineering, School of Natural Sciences & School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts are conducting cutting-edge research, from fighting disease to creating sustainable energy sources, researching dynamics of language processing to 20th- and 21st-century Latin America and finding out why and how things work! Learn about opportunities, support, mentorships and internships, and discover how these schools will prepare you for a meaningful career and profession.
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March 16 @ 7 PM

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School of Engineering Information Session
This webinar will provide admitted students and families with information on the School of Engineering majors, research opportunities, and support services. The Dean and current engineering students will share their experiences and how those opportunities can help shape your academic journey at UC Merced. 

   

March 17 @ 7 PM

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School of Natural Sciences Information Session
The School of Natural Sciences is conducting cutting-edge research, from fighting disease to creating sustainable energy sources. Hear from the Dean and current students how working side-by-side with world-renowned faculty deepens your knowledge. Learn about student resources, academic planning, mentorships, internships, and career opportunities that await.

   

March 18 @ 7 PM

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Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Information Session
Join our SSHA information webinar to meet our dedicated staff who support SSHA students. What a better timing than now to learn why SSHA degrees are popular and interesting. We will be sharing new highlights about SSHA majors, internships, research opportunities, special projects, student clubs, career support and graduate school opportunities. 

   

March 29 @ 7 PM

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Study Abroad at UC Merced
One of the many exciting factors of being a Bobcat is the opportunity to study abroad.  This webinar will provide a glimpse into the many wonderful programs students can explore both domestically and internationally.  Hear from our superb staff and students as they share what makes studying abroad such a rewarding undergraduate experience.

   

April 14 @ 7 PM

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Earn your teaching credential at UC Merced
Interested in becoming a teacher? Learn how you can earn your teaching credential while attending UC Merced. Members of our Cal Teach Program and our Teacher Prep Program will be in attendance to answer your questions on how to earn your credential while at UC Merced. 

   

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Student & Campus Life
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. Join our events to learn about clubs and organizations available to you, resources for tutoring, health services and campus social events such as Cowchilla, Treats n Beats and our Dance Off.

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Feb 25 @ 7 PM

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We Are Family: Bringing Together UC Merced’s Black Community for Student Success 
Community is everything. We affirm, we support, and we empower one another through relationships that are built. This webinar will highlight black student support resources, the classroom experience, research and current/alumni success stories.

   

March 22 @ 7 PM

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Office of Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs
Join us to learn about the benefits of on-campus living and the resources available to our students to ensure academic and personal success.   We will share housing options, residential education programs, dining options, and transportation opportunities within the university and Merced community.

   

March 23 @ 7 PM

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Charting Your Own Course: Career and Leadership Development at UC Merced 
Join us to learn how the Office of Leadership, Service and Career is dedicated to guiding students through their career and leadership development process. Our innovative services are designed to facilitate growth and introduce students to opportunities for meaningful work. It’s never too soon to talk about your career path. Staff and alumni will share the intentional way we help UC Merced students chart their course to career success.

   

March 24 @ 7 PM

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Discover Housing, Transportation and Dining Options at UC Merced
Join us to learn about the benefits of on-campus living and the resources available to our students to ensure academic and personal success.  We will share housing options, residential education programs, dining options and transportation opportunities within the university and Merced community.  

   
March 30 @ 7 PM

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How I will THRIVE: Latinx Student Success at UC Merced
We invite you to Become a Bobcat and connect with members of our Latinx community at UC Merced. Learn about the resources, involvements, and staff on-campus that will help you thrive from the moment you step onto the UC Merced campus. Listen to the unique experiences of both Latinx alumni and students in navigating higher education and finding community in the heart of California.

   

April 5 @ 7 PM

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Student Life at UC Merced 
Join us to learn more about campus life and student involvement at UC Merced. First year and Transfer students will have the opportunity to speak with campus representatives from the Office of Student Involvement and hear from current UC Merced students about their experiences in Greek life, Clubs, student leadership opportunities and much more. 

   

April 6 @ 7 PM

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We're All in This Together: Cultivating a Community of Success for Asian American Students at UC Merced
We recognize that every community is unique and acknowledge the importance of diversity in our Asian American community. Please join us as we highlight staff, faculty, and current student voices. You'll be able to hear about inclusive initiatives on campus, learn more about classroom and research experience, and engage with our guest speakers. 

   

April 7 @ 7 PM

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Student Support Programs at UC Merced
The mission of the Calvin E. Bright Success Center is to provide learning support, transition programs, and individualized interventions which empower UC Merced students to be successful in their academic and personal development. Come find out more about how we support our students for their success at UC Merced.

   

April 8 @ 7 PM

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Unidos: Empowering Undocumented Students for Student Success
UC Merced is committed to empowering undocumented students to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. We strive to build a community through collaborations within our campus and community. Join this webinar to learn how we aim to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all undocumented students.

   

April 12 @ 7 PM

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How to Support Your Admitted Student for Parents and Families
Parents and families can join us to learn important information about the role they play in their student’s educational success.  Families will learn about campus resources, network with other parents, and hear from parents of current students or alumni.  

   

April 13 @ 7 PM

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Native/Indigenous Student Success at UC Merced
We invite you to Become a Bobcat and connect with members of our Native and Indigenous community at UC Merced. Learn about the resources, opportunities, and staff that will help you thrive from the moment you step onto the UC Merced campus.

   

April 17 @ 10AM - 1:50PM

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Clubs Open House
Explore the diversity & variety of clubs at UC Merced. Our clubs and orgs will be online to answer your questions. Come during a specific time or join us for the day to find out more about our Campus Clubs and Organizations.

   
April 20 @ 7 PM

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Guardian Scholars
This webinar will spotlight our Guardian Scholars Program at UC Merced.  Join us to learn how we create a welcoming and inclusive space through programming and services designed to help build community, identify their strengths, and utilize their resources for our former foster youth scholars.

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Events may be subject to change. If you are registered for an event that undergoes a status change, you will be notified via email.

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