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January 12, 2021

2020 brought a wealth of challenges, but once again the Bobcat community proved its resilience, coming together to ensure the university’s mission of teaching, research and service would continue. Photo Credit: Dave Burk © SOM
There was an undeniable feeling of optimism and excitement in January 2020, as the calendar turned to a new year at the University of California, Merced. The university would be welcoming its fourth chancellor in the summer, and celebrating its 15th anniversary and the opening of a slew of shiny...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland with a panel of speakers
Chancellor Dorothy Leland joined fellow higher education leaders this week to discuss new climate action at the Second Nature 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit in Tempe, Ariz. On Monday, Leland spoke as part of a four-member panel...
Current and prospective students are encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the March 2 deadline.
The UC Merced Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is committed to ensuring a world-class education remains within reach for all eligible students who need financial assistance to achieve their educational goals. The office focuses on student success...
Jonathan Grady is working with campus partners to focus on making sure UC Merced students are successful.
Jonathan Grady brings more than 14 years of experience as a researcher, educator and leader in academia to his new role as associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs and dean of students at UC Merced. Grady comes from University of Michigan, Flint...
Rufus Bobcat and a UC Merced student
If this year’s Giving Tuesday was a success — and by every measure, it was — that success was due in large part to the generosity of UC Merced students. The day-long fundraiser surpassed its goal of 1,000 donors in a day, with $280,000...
Bob Tinker
As an entrepreneur based in the cradle of technology innovation, I am fortunate to be regularly exposed to innovative people, innovative ideas, and innovative organizations working on big opportunities. I’ve seen firsthand how the combination of a...
The Student Impact Fund can support student organizations who lead off-campus projects that address an identified community need.
During this year’s Give Tue UC Merced annual 24-hour campaign of giving, participants will have more options to which to direct their support, including a new fund that assists with the emerging and unique needs of student groups as the campus...
Beginnings sculpture with Give Tue UC Merced logo
For the past three years, members of the UC Merced community and friends have made the Tuesday after Thanksgiving a showstopper for our campus. Give Tue UC Merced (#GiveTueUCM), the annual 24-hour campaign to rally financial support around campus...
Student behind a produce stand
Hunger is a critical issue facing most of the nation and the world, but it’s even closer to home than some might think. At UC Merced, it's an issue that many students face, and one that researchers are seeking to understand. Helping Students...
Homecoming Oct. 20-22 is slated to be a lively weekend joining past, present and future Bobcats, families and the local community.
UC Merced’s Homecoming Oct. 20-22 will draw students, staff, faculty, alumni, family and friends together for a weekend of activities that highlight the campus and the community. For the first time, three major campus events are being combined...

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