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Explore the UC Merced experience through The College Tour student segments.

Parents & Families

UC Merced student and parentsWelcome, Parents & Families

At UC Merced, we recognize that the support and encouragement of family members, guidance counselors and educators can make a big difference in helping students consider higher education and apply for college.

Join the Bobcat Den!

Engage with future Bobcat parents and guardians in our social platform community. Here you can ask questions from our Student Ambassadors and other helpful community members. Fall 2024 new admitted students and parents will be invited via email in March 2024.

Subscribe to Our Family and Educator Newsletter

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Information & Resources

Below you'll find information that will help you and your student get settled into the newest University of California campus.

Conditions of Admission

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Dates & Deadlines

Admitted Student eNewsletters 

Parent & Family Guide

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions: (209) 228-7178 or