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Experience UC Merced

UC Merced - Experience the best!


November 1 - 17, 2023

Attention, future trailblazers!

We warmly welcome all admitted and prospective first-year and transfer scholars to immerse themselves in the upcoming exhilarating "Experience UC Merced" program. This exclusive event promises an exciting array of opportunities where you can:

  • Embark on an academic adventure as you step into the heart of UC Merced's classrooms, gaining firsthand experience of our dynamic and innovative teaching methods.
  • Savor a delectable lunch at the renowned Pavilion Dining, where culinary delights meet vibrant campus culture.
  • Take a captivating journey through our picturesque campus, guided by our knowledgeable tour experts.
  • Unleash your curiosity and uncover the endless possibilities at UC Merced.

Join us for an unforgettable day filled with exploration, inspiration, and the chance to chart your academic future. Your UC Merced experience begins here!

When: November 1 - 17,  2023
Check-In Location: UC Merced Welcome Center


UCM Tour Guides - group image


Preparing For Your Campus Visit

  • Be sure to check the weather forecast and plan accordingly to make the most out of your visit!

  • Guests must be able to provide transportation to and from UC Merced. We provide a limited number of free parking spaces for our

  • In order to provide a seamless experience, please refer to our DoYourPart page for campus health guidance for visitors.
  • Terms and Conditions for the Experience UC Merced event


On the Day of your Campus Visit

  • Students will have the chance to observe demonstrations and engage in lively discussions with faculty.

  • The classroom experience is limited to the student participants. Parents, families, or other guests are not permitted in the classrooms due to space constraints but are able to participate in the rest of the program.

  • Upon arrival to campus, please proceed with parking and check-in instructions.


Directions and Parking Instructions

  • To get directions to campus, input the address 5200 N. Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343. You can also view a campus map at The main entrance to campus is off Bellevue and Lake Road.

  • We provide a limited number of free parking spaces for our guests. You can view a map here for instructions.

  • If all free spaces are full, you will need to purchase an hourly parking permit. Permits are available from $2 an hour to $8 for the entire day. Visit
    our Transportation and Parking webpage for more information about park permits.


Register for Experience UC Merced

Registration includes your classroom and tour experience.

Subject Classroom Time Registration Links

School of Engineering

Introduction to Computer Applications (CSE 005) 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Introduction to Computing (CSE 019)*
*This course is only open to students with declared majors in Computer Science Engineering (CSE) and prospective CSE major students
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Introductory Seminar (EE 001) 3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Statics and Dynamics (ENGR 057) 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Fluid Mechanics (ENGR 120) 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

School of Natural Science


Preparatory Chemistry (CHEM 001)

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Preporatory Chemistry (CHEM 001) 8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Preparatory Chemistry (CHEM 001) 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Principles of Organic Chemistry (CHEM 008) 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Organic Synthesis and Mechanism (CHEM 100) 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Calculus I for Physical Sciences and Engineering (MATH 021) 8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Calculus I for Physical Sciences and Engineering (MATH 021) 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Introductory Physics I for Physical Sciences (PHYS 008) 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 
Introductory Physics I for Biological Sciences (PHYS 018) 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Introductory Physics II for Biological Sciences (PHYS 019)  4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts

Migration, Diaspora and Transnational Belonging (ANTH 01) 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Human Population Studies Data/Mapping (ANTH 171) 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Introduction to Cognitive Science (COGS 001) 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES 001) 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (ECON 100) 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Animals & Literature (ENG 019) 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m
Introduction to Shakespeare (ENG 020) 12:00 p.m - 1:15 p.m.
Intro to Music (GASP 002) 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Critical Photography (GASP 157) 9:30am - 10:45am
Elementary Japanese I (JPN 001) 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Political Philosophy (PHIL 108) 9:30am - 10:45am
Ancient Philosophy (PHIL 130) 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Developmental Psychology (PSY 130-02) 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Adolescent Development (PSY 134) 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Introduction to American Politics (POLI 001) 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Introduction to Sociology (SOC 001)

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


Sociology of Race & Racism (SOC 038)


1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Hispanic Cultures 1 (SPAN 105) - taught in Spanish 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Introduction to Writing Studies (WRI 015) 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.


For More Information

Please email Jose Navarro at or Juan Román at