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Merced 2020 Project

October 28, 2019

UC Merced has been named one of the best schools for environmental sustainability and quality of campus life, placing 20th on The Princeton Review’s list of top 50 “green colleges.” Nearly 700 schools with strong commitments to green practices and programs were evaluated for...
UC Merced welcomed the largest incoming class to campus over the past week, as more than 2,000 first-year and transfer students took part in Welcome Week festivities. Throughout the weekend, families from across the state made their way to Merced to...
Outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland cut the ribbon to signify the opening of the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project.
Two simple words, “Leland Legacy,” captured the significance of Wednesday’s opening event for the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project, an event that doubled as a goodbye and thank you to outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland. The...
The Sustainability Research and Engineering Building will house the university's first Center of Excellence.
The growing UC Merced campus is nearly ready to debut the second phase of the innovative Merced 2020 Project, a multiyear plan to add 1.2 million gross square feet of classroom, office, research laboratory, dining, recreation, housing and other needed...
Dorothy Leland will step down as UC Merced chancellor in August after eight years at the university.
Dorothy Leland announced today (May 13) her intention to step down as chancellor of the University of California, Merced, effective Aug. 15, 2019. “These have been the most gratifying eight years of my long professional career,” said...
It is one of the largest and, arguably, most complex social infrastructure projects in the nation. Now, every building in the award-winning Merced 2020 Project is completely topped off. Chancellor Leland, UC Merced senior leadership and members of...
Distinguished guests joined the chancellor for a campus tour
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland and Merced Mayor Mike Murphy welcomed the Bay Area Council to Merced on Thursday for a robust discussion on potential future connections between Merced and the Bay Area. “Today we are focusing on the...
A large crowd of campus community members stand in line for food at UC Merced's new dining center, The Pavilion.
Before Executive Chef Mitch Vanagten and his Dining Services team members saw blueprints for The Pavilion — UC Merced’s new dining center and centerpiece of the Merced 2020 Project’s first phase — they were already working hard to...
Hundreds gathered to celebrate the opening of the first three buildings of the Merced 2020 Project.
Less than two years after breaking ground on its unprecedented campus expansion, the University of California, Merced, last week celebrated the opening of the first three buildings of the Merced 2020 Project. More than 400 people were on hand for an...
Aerial view of UC Merced and its new construction
UC Merced has infused nearly $3 billion into California’s economy since its inception — including more than $1.6 billion in the San Joaquin Valley — in salaries, goods and construction awards.   Those figures take into account...

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