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COVID-19: Student Reminders and Resources

April 3, 2020
To: All undergraduate and graduate students
April 3, 2020
Dear Bobcats,
Over the course of just a few weeks, the world around you has changed, upturning every aspect of normalcy, including what should have been a spring semester of studying and celebration. Through this challenging time, in this uncharted territory, you have demonstrated resilience, flexibility and innovation. I would like to take a moment to express my deep gratitude for your ability and willingness to be nimble, as our faculty and staff work diligently to ensure you are able to continue making progress in your academic careers.
We are committed to keeping our campus community safe, healthy, informed and engaged. Below you’ll find important reminders to help you as we move forward.
  • All students should confirm or update their address in “MyPersonalInfo.” Official information and documents, including refund checks, are sent to your permanent address on file.
  • Fall 2020 registration begins next week. Review MyDegreePath, your academic plan, and course schedule. Reach out early to your academic advisors and confirm your registration time.
  • Review your checklist. This is where you will submit required documents related to financial aid, health insurance and immunization requirements. Checklists are interactive and personalized for each student. Visit the Students First website to learn more.
  • Review the Bobcats Away Checklist to ensure you are meeting registration and financial aid deadlines.
We invite you to visit our Moving Forward: Guidance and Resources page where we have gathered these reminders and additional tools and resources to help you as we move forward. We will also continue to update the UC Merced COVID-19 student website with all announcements and resources.
We may never return to what we once considered “normal” life, but I am certain that our campus community will bounce back from this stronger than ever, and I promise to keep you informed as we learn more about how and when this will occur. For now, please be vigilant about protecting your health and the health of others. Work hard and study hard, but take care of yourselves and your families as well.
This will pass, and when it does, we will return to campus and each other with an even greater appreciation of what our wonderful community represents.
Charles Nies
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs