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Admitted Student Events

UC Merced students during Bridge Crossing

 

BECOME A BOBCAT!

Visiting UC Merced is the best way to gain first-hand knowledge of our academic programs, housing, and student life. We offer several on campus, off-campus, and online events for admitted students. We invite you to join us for the chance to find out what makes our campus so special and look forward to meeting you soon!


 

EXPERIENCE UC MERCED

Beginnings SculptureWhen: April 1 - 26, 2024
Where: UC Merced Campus

Admitted and prospective first-year and transfer scholars are invited to immerse themselves in the "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.

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Upcoming In-Person Events  

April 1 - 26, 2024

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Experience UC Merced

Admitted and prospective first-year and transfer scholars are invited to immerse themselves in the 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.

 

   

Upcoming Virtual Events

 

March 12, 2024 @ 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Recording Available

Become a Bobcat: Virtual Celebration - First Year Celebration & Next Steps Presentation

Congratulations, you’re admitted! Kick off your admission to the University of California, Merced by celebrating with the campus community. Hear what it means to become a Bobcat from campus leadership and current students and discover the benefits of attending UC Merced. We will share upcoming admitted student events, important dates and deadlines, and what to expect as you prepare for Fall 2024.

March 19, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

Recording Available

 

Become a Bobcat: Housing, TAPS, Dining

Join us to learn about housing, dining, transportation and parking services at UC Merced. Discover the benefits of on-campus living and how we support our students through our Living and Learning Communities (LLCs). During the webinar, you will learn about on and off campus housing options, on-campus dining amenities and student parking.

 

March 26, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

Recording Available

Become a Bobcat: Affordable Education, Global Impact (WUE / International Admits)

Come learn about the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program and the nonresident tuition savings it provides. Get answers to your questions about WUE, including eligibility criteria and more. UC Merced is the only University of California campus to offer the WUE tuition discount.

Are you an International Student? Do you know UC Merced can be an excellent match for you? We understand that embarking on a new academic journey in a different country is both exciting and challenging, and we are here to ensure a smooth transition for you.

March 27, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

Recording Available

 

Become a Bobcat: MAAP Presentation

UC Merced is excited to share information regarding its Merced Automatic Admissions Program (MAAP). Current 11th grade high school students and their families are invited to learn about how they can partake in the MAAP program and receive guaranteed admission to UC Merced prior to applying for college. We are eager to share with students and families how this unique and free opportunity can open a world of possibilities. Students and their families will additionally learn more about what UC Merced has to offer. Current UC Merced students will share their personal experience and journeys transitioning from high school to UC Merced. 

 

April 2, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

Recording Available

Become a Bobcat: Bright Success Center Services

The Calvin E. Bright Success Center is designed to provide support in the areas of educational equity and access, learning support, and transition to and through the university which empower students to achieve their academic, personal, and career goals and dreams. Join this webinar to learn more about how we foster an inclusive campus for marginalized communities and empower our students.

April 3, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

Recording Coming Soon

Become a Bobcat: Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Data Science and Analytics

Come learn about Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Data Science and Analytics at UC Merced. Find out about the courses students take, the faculty in the program, research opportunities, and the job opportunities available for graduates. 

April 4, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

Recording Coming Soon

Become a Bobcat: Fostering Latinx Success

We invite you to connect with members of our Latinx community at UC Merced and learn about the different resources, opportunities, and staff that will help you thrive at the university and beyond. Take some time to listen to the unique experiences of some of our Latinx students as they navigate higher education and find community in the heart of California!

April 8, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

Reording Coming Soon

Become a Bobcat: Pre-Health

If you are considering a career in health care, join our Pre-Health Advising Professional Programs to hear how they prepare you for graduate or professional school in the medical fields. Our rigorous interdisciplinary programs will share the opportunities and services available for students to engage in leadership, research, networking, and resources to navigate the best health career pathway for you.

April 16, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

Recording Coming Soon

Become a Bobcat: Transfer Admit Celebration & Next Steps Presentation

Congratulations on your admission to UC Merced! Join us to learn more about the next steps after receiving your admission decision. Our Admissions staff will provide more information regarding the next steps and important dates and deadlines for admitted transfer students. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about UC Merced resources and opportunities for transfer students.

April 17, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

Recording Available

Become a Bobcat: Housing, TAPS, Dining

Join us to learn about housing, dining, transportation and parking services at UC Merced. Discover the benefits of on-campus living and how we support our students through our Living and Learning Communities (LLCs). During the webinar, you will learn about on and off campus housing options, on-campus dining amenities and student parking.

April 18, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

Recording Coming Soon

Become a Bobcat: Parent Webinar

Your student has recently been admitted to the University of California, Merced; it can feel chaotic, but we have years and years of experiential knowledge to ensure this new journey runs smoothly. Join us to hear more about communicating with your students through their transition to UC Merced. You would also learn how to stay informed on what is happening on campus.

April 23, 2024 @ 9 am - 10 am

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High School and Transfer Counselor Webinar - How to help guide students

We invite you to attend our second annual counselor's Next Steps webinar. This event will teach you some essential tools so you can be a part of their journey and help create a seamless transition from your care to ours.

April 23, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

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Become a Bobcat: Native American and Indigenous Community

Here at UC Merced we recognize the unique experience and diversity within our Native and Indigenous students, staff, and faculty. This webinar will feature key faculty on our campus who have been instrumental in cultivating inclusive space for our Native and Indigenous students and hear from our current students about their experience at UC Merced. Join us for this webinar to learn about our community and how we celebrate it!

April 24, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

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Become a Bobcat: Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs

The Office of Social Justice & Identity Programs aims to enhance the retention of our historically underserved scholars and to foster an inclusive campus environment for all by providing opportunities for holistic development, intersectional community building, and student agency. Join this webinar to learn more about how we foster an inclusive campus for marginalized communities and empower our students.

April 25, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

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Become a Bobcat: Office of Student Involvement

We are here to encourage involvement in campus life, support student initiatives and serve as a primary liaison for students. Education happens both inside and outside the classroom and a successful college career includes social as well as intellectual development. Invest in your own success by getting involved!

April 30, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

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Become a Bobcat: Financial Aid Letter and More

Join the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships webinar to learn about how to understand your financial aid offer letter and the various types of aid you may be eligible to receive. You will learn about the next steps to securing your aid and important dates and deadlines. You will also learn the benefits of attending UC Merced.

May 1, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

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Become a Bobcat: How to Secure Housing & Prepare for Fall 2024

Congratulations on your admission to UC Merced! Join us to learn more about how to secure housing and prepare for Fall 2024 at UC Merced. This webinar will focus on finalizing housing needs as you prepare to embark on your journey as a Bobcat at UC Merced! Our career staff will cover topics ranging from signing your contract, roommate selection, to key dates and deadlines of other requirements during the summer months, including orientation and placement exams.

May 7, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

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Become a Bobcat: Spring TAG Webinar

Interested in submitting a Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) to UC Merced for Spring 2024? Join us to learn more about the requirements and how to submit a TAG through the UC TAP!

May 30, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

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You have submitted your SIR, What's Next

Next Steps - this webinar will provide students with an overview of next steps. Participants will gain valuable resources and knowledge about upcoming dates, deadlines and activities that are designed to prepare students to successfully begin attending UC Merced in fall 2024. 

June 11, 2024 @ 6 pm - 7 pm

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Financing Your Student’s University Education

Hear from Financial Aid, Student Business Services, Registrar’s Office, and the Students First Center about important dates and resources as you prepare to start your journey at UC Merced.

June 18, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

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Next Steps and Course Registration Overview

This webinar will provide students with an overview of next steps and help new students prepare for the fall 2024 course registration experience. 

July 9, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

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Next steps, UC Student Health Insurance Plan requirement, and Billing

This webinar will provide students with an overview of next steps and university requirements related to health insurance and billing. 

August 6, 2024 @ 7 pm - 8 pm

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Next Steps: Fee Payment Deadline and Move-In Details

The start of the fall semester is just around the corner! Join us for this live event to learn more about your financial responsibilities and housing move-in. Participants will have an opportunity to ask live questions about starting their academic journey at UC Merced.