Students from across California and their family members will converge on the UC Merced campus April 16 for Bobcat Day.
The day is an opportunity for admitted students to visit campus, and talk with faculty and staff members and students.
Whether they’ve been to campus before or this is their first visit, Associate Director for Recruitment and Relations with Schools and Colleges Juan Villegas encourages all admitted students to come to the open house.
“This is your chance to explore the university and learn about the academic and student-life opportunities we offer,” he said. “We set aside this day each year to help admitted first-year and transfer students get answers to questions about majors, research opportunities, housing, dining, financial aid and scholarships, student activities, athletics and more.”
High school senior Alvin Lim from San Jose is eager to see the campus in action.
“I am excited to see how the community interacts and how close the people are,” said Lim, who has already submitted his Statement of Intent to Register to attend UC Merced as a computer science and engineering major in the fall. “I am also excited to make friends.”
Lim, who serves as co-president of his high school’s Interact club, looks forward to joining UC Merced’s Rotaract club.
He and other students can find out about clubs, organizations and more at the campus information fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Booths will line the area between the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library and the Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Quad, giving students an opportunity to talk with representatives from the campus’s three academic schools, student services offices and student organizations.
High school senior Michelle Carter visited the campus last November, but she is excited to see more of it on Bobcat Day.
“I was really amazed by the campus and I thought the rest of my family has to come see why I want to go to UC Merced,” said Carter, who is from Carson. “I want to see how the dorms look and learn more about clubs.”
Tours of campus, including the residence halls and the library, will be available throughout the day. Several campus organizations will offer entertainment between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Registration for Bobcat Day opens at 9 a.m. Students are encouraged to register online in advance.
Guest parking in Lake lots 1 and 2 is free during Bobcat Day.