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Spotlight UC Merced

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Cherry Blossoms at UC MercedSpotlight UC Merced: This serves as a valuable chance for first year students to ask any final questions they may have as they weigh their options. Students can find out about housing, student life, financial aid, academic opportunities, and more. Admitted transfer students are invited to attend as well and learn more about the Bobcat experience!

This half-day introduction to UC Merced is the last event in April for admitted students. 

When: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Where: UC Merced Campus - Conference Center Ballroom
Agenda: Coming soon


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Schedule at a Glance

9 a.m. Registration
10 a .m. Welcome
10:10 a.m. UC Merced Essentials and Next Steps
10:40 a.m. Transition
10:45 a.m. How to be Successful in Higher Ed. – Financial Aid and more
11:20 a.m. Student Panel
11:50 a.m. Transition to the Pavilion
12:10 p.m. Lunch - Pavilion Dining Center
1 p.m. Campus Tour
2 p.m. Adjourn/Free time to explore campus


Parking, Directions and Check-In Instructions


  1. To get directions to the campus, input the address 5200 Lake Road, Merced, CA 95340. You can also view a campus map at
  2. Parking for Spotlight UC Merced is free. Guests will be directed to park in the Bellevue lots. Please use the Bellevue Road Entrance and follow the signs to the parking lots. The event will be in the Conference Center Ballroom.  

For More Information

Please contact Juan Villegas at or (209) 228-4222.