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Our outstanding faculty are being recognized for the groundbreaking achievements every day. Visit the School pages: Engineering Natural Sciences Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts for updated information about their interaction with students, their research, and their accomplishments.

View a full list of our majors and minors.

Going Greek: Sororities and fraternities are now established at the UC Merced campus. For more information, please contact Molly Bechtel (, (209-228-5433) or visit the Fraternity and Sorority website.

On the Move: Students can visit the Wilderness Center located in the Recreation Center and participate in the Yosemite Leadership Program. For more information,visit the YLP site.
For the Sports Enthusiasts: Join our volleyball, soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, lacrosse, cheerleading, ultimate Frisbee, or aquatics teams. Check out the Recreation site to learn more.
Get Fit and Have Fun: Students can take a break from studying and stay in shape by using our beautiful new equipment, taking fitness and dance classes, or playing basketball or volleyball in the gym.

Conditions of Admission: Please make sure your students know they need to maintain their academic edge to come to campus in the fall.
Applicant Status for Counselor: A valuable tool to help you assist current applicants and provide you with historical information on your schools past applicants.
Virtual Tour: Get a taste of what it's like to visit UC Merced from your office.
Virtual Publications: Lean more in-depth information about our campus and gain access to information that can't be found in our normal print publications.
Quick Reference for Counselors: Valuable information about eligibility requirements and more.
If you have any questions about UC Merced, we are only a phone call away: (209) 228-4682. We would love to be able to provide you with more information to help you advise students about the UC Merced academic and student life experience.


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The University of California fall priority-filing period is November 1-30 each year. The spring priority filing period is July 1-31.

Events & Deadlines

Each year, UC Merced holds a number of exciting events for students. Two of the major events are Preview Day (our campus open house) in October and Bobcat Day (a special program for admitted students) in April. Find out more information

Remember, the University of California Counselor Conference is held each year on different UC campuses. Registration for the following year begins in late spring. Download Counselor Conference 2011 materials.

Fall 2014 - Summer 2015
UC Application Website opens August 1, 2014
Fall 2015 Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) application filing period September 1-30, 2014
UC Merced Preview Day October 18, 2014
UC Application filing period November 1-30, 2014
Spring 2015 Transfer Orientation December 15, 2014
Deadline to take SAT/ACT (Frosh only) December 30, 2014
2015-2016 FAFSA priority filing period January 1-March, 2015
California Dream Act Application January 6-March 2, 2015
Summer Bridge Application opens February 19, 2015
Update your address March-August, 2015
Visit Campus March-April, 2015
Begin releasing Freshman Decisions March 1, 2015
Priority deadline for submitting FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification form March 2, 2015
Summer Session Enrollment Opens March 3, 2015
Online Housing Application Opens March 3, 2015
First Day to apply for Housing deferment March 3, 2015
Summer Housing April 7, 2015
Experience UC Merced Event April 14-18 and 21-25, 2015
Inside UC Merced Event April 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24 and 28-30, 2015
Bobcat Day April 12, 2015
Orientation Registration(sign up using student portal) April 12, 2015
Spotlight UC Merced Event (freshman focus) April 26, 2015
Deadline to submit SIR (Frosh) May 1, 2015
Deadline to apply for the Summer Bridge Program May 2, 2015
Spotlight UC Merced Event (transfer focus) May 3, 2015
Entry Level Writing Requirement May 10, 2015
Summer Session A 2015 (6 weeks) May 27-July 3, 2015
Disability housing accommodation requests due (frosh) May 31, 2015
Deadline to submit SIR (Transfers) June 1, 2015
Financial Aid: Deadline to submit supplemental documents June 1, 2015
Waiver for Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Plan June 1, 2015
Deadline to submit Transcripts and Exam Scores June 1, 2015
Deadline to submit online housing application (Transfers) June 3, 2015
Deadline to submit your Statement of Legal Residence (learn more) June 15, 2015
Summer Session B 2015 (8 weeks) June 23-August 14, 2015
Summer Bridge Program June 23-August 14, 2015
Disability housing accommodation requests due (Transfers) June 30, 2015
Deadline for receipt of transcripts July 1, 2015
Deadline for receipt of official exam scores July 15, 2015
Summer Session C 2015 (6 weeks) July 7-August 15, 2015
Fall 2015 Orientation Dates July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22*, 24, 29 and August 5**, 2015
Orientation for Transfer Students July 31, 2015
Last day to enrol in the Deferred Payment Plan August 20, 2015
Registration and housing fees due August 20, 2015
Housing Move-In Day August 24, 2015
Fall Semester Instruction Begins August 26, 2015
College Week Live Events 2014-2015
Back to School Event August 21, 2014
CWL Event September 18, 2014
UC Day CWL October 2, 2014
Univision College Fair October 9, 2014
CWL Event October 23, 2014
CWL Event November 13, 2014
CWL Event December 11, 2014
Paying for College January 15, 2015
CWL Event February 19, 2015
CWL Event March 19, 2015
CWL Event April 16, 2015
CWL Event May 21, 2015

(*) The July 22 orientation includes a concurrent program for Spanish-speaking families. (**) The August 5 session is open to transfer students who are unable to attend the July 31 Transfer Student Orientation session.