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UC Merced Welcomes Future Bobcats for Bobcat Day

April 18, 2024
Bobcat Day begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.

UC Merced will host incoming students, their families and friends on Saturday, April 20, for Bobcat Day - the university's annual open house.

Bobcat Day will begin at 9:15 a.m. with a welcome message from Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz at University Plaza. Campus staff, faculty, students and alumni will be available throughout the day to answer questions about clubs and student organizations, summer session, Greek life, cultural groups, athletics, academics, health promotions, the UC Merced Police Department and more.

Presentations will be held by faculty and staff from the School of Engineering, the School of Natural Sciences and the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts with information about academic and research opportunities. Other Bobcat Day events include a Medical Education panel, a welcome session for admitted international students, and presentations by Student Support Services and the Community Engagement Center.

At the Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Quad, performances will be put on by Ballet Folklorico de UC Merced, the Blue and Gold Symphony, the Martial Arts Club, the Bobcat Band, UC Merced Cheer and several other groups.

Guests can get a taste of campus as food will be available for purchase from several dining options: the Yablakoff-Wallace Dining Center, the Lantern Café at the Kolligian Library, the food trucks at Scholars Lane, and the Pavilion.

Attendees are invited to the UC Merced Conference Center to attend a screening of UC Merced featured on "The College Tour." The 30-minute Amazon Prime episode showcases 10 Bobcats students who share their unique UC Merced experiences.

Parking will be free in the Bellevue lot. Visit the Bobcat Day webpage for more information and a full schedule of events.

Alyssa Johansen

Alyssa Johansen HeadshotPublic Information Officer

Office: (209) 413-9330