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Admitted Student Webinars

The Office of Admissions hosts a variety of informative online webinars where you can hear from students, faculty and staff to learn more about UC Merced. Check back for more details as we schedule additional webinars!

You can view our guide on how to join a webinar to ensure your system is setup to properly view the event.

Can't make it to the webinar you're interested in? All of the live sessions will be recorded and available 3-5 days after the event.

Upcoming Webinars

 

May 22, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

UC TAP and TAG Presentation

Join us to learn more about the benefits of the Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) and the opportunity to submit a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) at UC Merced. Our Admissions Transfer Advisors will walk through the TAP tool and outline the process for submitting the TAG. Students will also be able to receive more information on the requirements needed for UC Merced’s TAG.

Register

May 27, 2020

12 pm - 1 pm (PDT)

Campus Life Panel for Admitted Students

Join us to learn more about campus life and student involvement at UC Merced. Students will have the opportunity to speak with campus representatives from Office of Student Involvement, UROC, Study Abroad, Office of Leadership, Service, Career, and much more.

Register

May 27, 2020

3 pm - 4 pm (PDT)

Meet 'n' Greet: School of Engineering Adviser

Now that you are admitted, join us to learn more about how your next few years will look like at UC Merced. You'll learn about student resources, academic planning, and have an opportunity for Q&A with your academic adviser

Register

May 28, 2020

4 pm - 5:30 pm (PDT)

Transfer Student Panel

Join us to speak with currently enrolled transfer students at UC Merced! Learn about opportunities to get involved, campus life, student resources, and much more!

Register

May 29, 2020

10 am - 11 am (PDT)

UC Merced Interactive Tour

Join us for an overview of our Interactive Tour. Our Admissions Transfer Advisors will "walk" through the different buildings, centers, and residential halls on our campus. In addition, they will share more information about local restaurants, off-campus housing, and events in Merced! 

Register

May 29, 2020

2 pm - 3:30 pm (PDT)

Peer to Peer: Engineering Student Chat

What to learn more about UC Merced's School of Engineering? Join our peer- to-peer chat session and learn about the school, classes, research opportunities and much more! Our students are ready to answer any questions you may have, and share their own experience with you.

Register

June 5, 2020

4 pm - 7 pm (PDT)

Transfer Social Hour

Join us for Transfer Social Hour! Admitted transfer students will have the opportunity to learn more about campus resources, participate in interactive activities, network, and meet current UC Merced transfer students.

Register

June 11, 2020

4 pm - 5 pm (PDT)

Preparing for Success at UC Merced

Join us to learn more about how to prepare for a successful first-semester at UC Merced. Hear from our current Transfer Students as they share their study tips, knowledge, and resources on how to navigate through your first semester.

Register

 

 

Past Webinars

May 22, 2020

12 pm - 1 pm (PDT)

Campus Resources Panel for Transfer Students

Join us to learn more about campus resources at UC Merced. Students will have the opportunity to speak with a representative from the Students First Center, Housing and Residence Education, and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Webinar Recording Coming Soon

May 21, 2020

1 pm - 2 pm (PDT)

Meet 'n' Greet: School of Science, Humanities, & Arts Transfer Student Advisor

Now that you are admitted, join us to learn more about how your next few years will look at UC Merced. You'll learn about student resources, academic planning, and have an opportunity for Q&A with your academic advisor.

Webinar Recording Coming Soon

May 21, 2020

2 pm - 3:30 pm (PDT)

Transfer Chat

Join us to speak with currently enrolled transfer students at UC Merced! Learn about opportunities to get involved, campus life, student resources, and much more!

Webinar Recording Unavailable

May 20, 2020

2 pm - 3:30 pm (PDT)

Peer to Peer: Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Student Chat

Want to learn more about the School of Social Sciences, Humanities, & Arts at UC Merced? Join our peer-to-peer chat session and learn about the school, classes, research opportunities and much more! Our students are ready to answer any questions you may have, and share their own experience with you.

Webinar Recording Unavailable

May 20, 2020

5 pm - 6:00 pm (PDT)

Next Steps Presentation

Join us to learn about the “next steps” in the admissions process for admitted transfer students. During this webinar, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the steps to ensuring your admission decision at UC Merced. This webinar will outline important dates and deadlines, housing, financial aid, and much more.

Webinar Recording Coming Soon

May 20, 2020

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (PDT)

Understanding Your Checklist - LIVE Question & Answer Session

Join the Students First Center to learn more about what is included on your checklist and how it can help you keep track of upcoming deadlines and action items. You'll also get a brief overview to the UC Merced student portal (my.ucmerced.edu). This webinar will touch on important dates and deadlines, housing, financial aid, and much more. Most importantly, YOU will have a chance to ask YOUR questions, LIVE! We're here to help you prepare for Fall 2020, check off your pending items and, if you haven't already, submit your SIR by June 1.

Webinar Recording Coming Soon

May 19, 2020

3 pm - 4 pm (PDT)

Meet 'n' Greet: School of Natural Science Transfer Student Adviser

Now that you are admitted, join us to learn more about how your next few years will look like at UC Merced. You'll learn about student resources, academic planning, and have an opportunity for Q&A with your academic adviser

Webinar Recording Coming Soon

May 19, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (PDT)

Latinx/Chicanx Student Panel 

This interactive student panel focuses on the unique experiences of Latinx/Chicanx students at UC Merced.  Our student panelists will share their experience navigating higher education and finding community at UC Merced, as well as the importance of getting involved on campus, finding support, and taking advantage of campus resources. 

Webinar Recording Unavailable

May 18, 2020

10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT)

UC Merced: Umoja Chat Hour

Admitted Umoja students are invited to join us for Umoja Chat Hour at UC Merced. Students will be able to learn more about the next steps for admitted students, campus resources, student life opportunities, and much more. 

Webinar Recording Unavailable

May 13, 2020

6 pm - 7 pm (PDT)

Bobcat Advising Center-Registration Information for First Year Students

The Bobcat Advising Center (BAC) is the academic advising home for all first year (freshman) students in every major at UC Merced. Join us for an overview of the registration process for Fall 2020 first year students, including a review of placement exams that must be completed in May, tips on preparing to register for fall classes in June, the mechanics of registration (how, what, when, where), academic policies, online resources, and much more.

Webinar Recording Coming Soon

May 13, 2020

3 pm - 4 pm (PDT)

Peer to Peer: Natural Science Student Chat

Want to know more about the School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced?  
Join our peer- to-peer chat session and learn about the school, classes, research opportunities and much more! Our students are ready to answer any questions you may have, and share their own experience with you.

Webinar Recording Unavailable

May 5, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

Leadership and Service Living Learning Community

The Leadership & Service Living Learning Community (LLC) is a place where first-year students can learn to develop their identity and leadership skills while working as a group to give back to the Merced community. Join the program staff and current students of the Leadership & Service LLC for an online session where they'll share what it's like to be a part of the Leadership & Service LLC family! We'll share information about the LLC and answer any questions you may have.

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 30, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

Orientation: How to Register for Orientation

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 29, 2020

6 pm - 7 pm (PDT)

Engineering Student Panel

Learn about the School of Engineering and the student experience. Find out about Capstone/Innovate to Grow, clubs and organizations, Engineering Service Learning and more. You'll also have the chance to ask any questions you may have.

Recording Available Now (You Tube)

April 29, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

Student Life: Student Panel

Current UC Merced students will share the latest information about UC Merced's dynamic and rapidly expanding campus, including our excellent academic programs, research opportunities, on- and off-campus housing and student life.

Webinar Recording Unavailable

April 27, 2020

3 pm - 4 pm (PDT)

Transfer, Returning and Veteran Program | Living Learning Community (TRV LLC)

Join us and learn about the Transfer LLC! This is a unique learning living community designed especially for transfer students attending UC Merced. Hear from this year's LLC RA and LLC Committee members from the Transfer, Returning and Veteran student program. We will answer questions about what an LLC is, the housing experience and the benefits of being apart of an LLC as a transfer student.

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 24, 2020

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (PDT)

Understanding the Checklist

Join the Students First Center to learn more about what is included on your checklist and how it can help you keep track of upcoming deadlines and action items. You'll also get a brief overview to the UC Merced student portal (my.ucmerced.edu).

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 23, 2020

6:30 pm - 8 pm (PDT)

Parents and Families - (Spanish Language)

Es un padre o familar de un estudiante recién admitido a UC Merced? Acompáñenos para saber más sobre los recursos disponibles para usted, lo que significa tener parte en el éxito estudiantil de un miembro de su familia y obtener respuestas a sus preguntas.

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 22, 2020

6:30 pm - 8 pm (PDT)

Parents and Families - (English Language)

Are you a parent or family member of a newly admitted UC Merced student? Join us to learn more about resources available for you, what it means to be a partner in your student’s success, and get your questions answered.

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 20, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

Services for Undocumented Students

Services for Undocumented Students is committed to empowering undocumented students to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. We strive to build a community of scholars among our undocumented community at UC Merced. Through collaborations within the campus and Merced community, we aim to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all undocumented students.

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 17, 2020

6 pm - 7 pm (PDT)

Black Student Success / Orgs

Platform to celebrate our admitted students and talk about student success of current/alumni students who identify as African American, African or Black. In addition, discuss AFRO living-learning community, Black Student involvement on campus in terms of organizations plus resources, and an open Q&A discussion on student experiences.  

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 17, 2020

1 pm - 2 pm (PDT)

Student Life

Explore the activities that help enrich the UC Merced experience, including clubs and organizations, recreation and much more. 

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 16, 2020

6 pm - 7 pm (PDT)

Guardian Scholars Program: Supporting Youth in the Foster Care System or Facing Homelessness

Join us to learn more about how our program supports youth that have experienced the foster care system and/or homelessness. Our mission is to provide scholars with a sustainable network of academic and personal support services that promote degree attainment. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space through programming and services designed to help scholars build community, identify their strengths, and utilize their resources.

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 15, 2020

6 pm - 7 pm (PDT)

School of Natural Sciences

Learn about the academic programs, research opportunities and educational experience in the School of Natural Sciences. You'll also have a chance to ask questions. 

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 14, 2020

5 pm - 6:30 pm (PDT)

UROC: Transfer Students

As a nontraditional student with a tight schedule, compared to first-time freshmen, it is crucial to act quickly to get undergraduate research experience before you graduate. UROC staff will provide information about conducting undergraduate research with faculty and discuss how to fit this rewarding experience into your academic plans. Current TRV students will share their experiences with research and how to be a competitive applicant for opportunities

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 13, 2020

6 pm - 7 pm (PDT)

Housing & Residence Life

Questions about where UC Merced students live? Find out about our residence halls, roommate selection, on-campus dining options and more. Housing staff will also provide a Living Learning Communities (LLC) overview. Get answers to questions you have about the housing application process as well.

Recording Unavailable

April 10, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

Next Steps! Transfer Students

Join us to learn about the “next steps” in the admissions process for admitted transfer students. During this webinar, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the steps to ensure your admission decision at UC Merced. This webinar will outline important dates and deadlines, housing, financial aid, and much more.      

Recording Available Now (You Tube)

April 9, 2020

6 pm - 8 pm (PDT)

Financial Aid: Understanding Your Award Letter

We will be reviewing a financial aid award letter and explaining the information that is provided. We will have a detailed presentation as well as Financial Aid Advisors available for a LIVE question and answer session! 

Recording Available Now (YouTube) | Q&A Video

April 8, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

UROC: First-Year Students

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) at UC Merced coordinates several undergraduate research programs across all disciplines and majors. The UROC staff will provide information about conducting research with faculty and share advice for what to do now to be prepared next year when you begin applying for UROC Programs. Note: UROC Programs are typically for rising juniors and seniors. 

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 8, 2020

1 pm - 2 pm (PDT)

UROC: Transfer Student Panel

Learn about life at UC Merced, the academic experience, and the research opportunities from current UC Merced transfer students. You will also be able to interact and ask questions with our current students!

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 7, 2020

6 pm - 7 pm (PDT)

Teacher Preparation Program with Cal Teach and UC Merced Extension Education Programs 

Have you considered entering the rewarding field of teaching? This one-hour seminar will cover the School of Natural Sciences Education Minor pathway into the one-year Teacher Preparation Program for TK-12, a program overview, available credential paths, and costs. Successfully completing the NSED Minor will help you complete a credential program in one year or less while saving tuition dollars. Current candidates will also join in providing insight followed by a Q&A session.

Recording Available Now (YouTube)

April 6, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm (PDT)

You've Been Admitted - Now What?

You might be wondering what your next steps are now that you've been admitted to UC Merced. During this webinar, an Admissions advisor will walk you through the process, from committing to UC Merced for Fall 2020, completing financial aid requirements, taking placement exams, and much more.

Recording available now (YouTube)

March 17, 2020

 

UC Merced Student Panel

Current UC Merced students will share the latest information about UC Merced's dynamic and rapidly expanding campus, including our excellent academic programs, research opportunities, on- and off-campus housing and student life.

Recording available now (YouTube)

March 12, 2020

 

You've Been Admitted — Now What?

You might be wondering what your next steps are now that you've been admitted to UC Merced. During this webinar, an Admissions advisor will walk you through the process, from committing to UC Merced for Fall 2020, completing financial aid requirements, taking placement exams, and much more.

Recording available now (YouTube). | Q&A Video

March 5, 2020

You've Been Admitted -- Now What?

You might be wondering what your next steps are now that you've been admitted to UC Merced. During this webinar, an Admissions advisor will walk you through the process, from committing to UC Merced for Fall 2020, completing financial aid requirements, taking placement exams, and much more.

Recording available now (YouTube)

 

 

 

How to Join the Webinar

1. When you register for a webinar, you will receive an email confirmation with a link. Clicking on the link will allow you to join the webinar via Zoom. If this is your first time participating in a webinar, we encourage you to visit the webinar link early and ensure your equipment is set up to properly view the event. 

Other Ways to Prepare for the Webinar:

  1. Test your connection to Zoom:  Join a test meeting
  2. Watch this tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting:

Troubleshooting FAQs

1. When I click on the Zoom link in the email, nothing happens

Student using laptop

If clicking the link does not open the webinar, you can download Zoom Client for Meetings and follow these steps:

  1. Install the application. 
  2. Open the Zoom Client and click Join a Meeting.
  3. Locate the 9-digit meeting ID/webinar ID from your registration email. It will be in the join link just after https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/
  4. In the Meeting ID / Personal ID / Personal Link field, enter the 9-digit webinar ID, and click Join.
  5. Enter your name and email address if requested. Click Join Webinar. This should take you into the webinar if the webinar is in session.

2. I cannot hear audio for the webinar

In order to hear the audio for the webinar, you will need either speakers or headphones for your device. See the Zoom Help Center page about audio for assistance. 

3. Is my computer ready?

If you have already participated in one of our webinars using Zoom, your computer should already be setup. You can test you connection to Zoom ahead of the meeting by joining a test meeting.

4. How do I connect to the webinar when I am ready to attend?

When you signed up for the webinar you will receive a confirmation email. The confirmation email will contain the URL for the webinar. Please click on that URL or copy-and-paste it into your web browser's address bar. 

We suggest trying to access the URL several minutes before the meeting is scheduled to begin (all webinars will be available 30 minutes before the start time).

5. What if my internet connection to the meeting is broken?

If you have to leave the webinar for any reason, or if you get disconnected, you can simply click on the link to the Zoom meeting and rejoin the webinar.

6. What if I am using a mobile device (smart phone, tablet)?

Zoom webinars can be viewed on a mobile phone or tablet. Follow the instructions for your device on Zoom's Joining a Webinar page.

7. What if I need more technical support to get my Zoom?

Please check the Zoom Video Tutorials for assistance.

8. What if I want to watch the recording of a previous webinar?

Our goal is to have the recordings of each webinar available within 3-5 days after the webinar has completed. When it is ready, we will change the "Register Now" button to "Play." Click on the "Play" button and the recording will start.

Additional questions?

Please contact Rickee Hill at rhill4@ucmerced.edu.