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December 8, 2020

p.news::first-letter { font-size: 100%; } 5:15 a.m.: Wake up. My phone is my alarm, placed under my bed so I must get up to turn it off. Make my bed. Stretch. Ish Verduzco has a weekday routine. It rarely varies more than 20 to 30 minutes a day. 5:20 a.m.: Listen to an audiobook while...
Being a university student is stressful on its own. Students who have an uncertain immigration status have an additional layer of worry. The nearly 600 UC Merced students with undocumented status are finding support not only from the university, but...
UC Merced’s national reputation for sustainability continues to grow, with the Sierra Club naming the university No. 5 on its 2020 “Cool Schools” list and The Princeton Review placing it on its Green College Honor Roll. Sierra...
Students will be able to connect with each other and vital resources through the new virtual Student Den initiative.
The coronavirus has changed the way people work and live: One population feeling it most acutely is students. This semester undoubtedly will be different for both new and returning UC Merced students. While courses mainly will be remote this fall,...
UC Merced is one of the country’s best four-year universities for quality, affordability and alumni outcomes, according to Money’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings by value. In its first year on the annual list, UC Merced is No. 76 out of 739...
UC Merced is agile in nature, finding creative solutions to provide students the Bobcat experience despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Bobcats go back to school today and while most are not physically returning to campus, there are still plenty of festivities planned to kick off the semester. This year marks 15 years since the first graduating class began at UC Merced. It was...
UC Merced is the only campus to win three best practice awards in the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference ’s 2020 energy and sustainability competition. The annual conference, to be held virtually July 6-10, highlights...
The Beginnings sculpture on the UC Merced campus.
University Friends Circle (UFC) supports the mission of UC Merced and one way the group does that directly is by supporting students. Each year, UFC members raise money to fund scholarships for students and student groups through an endowed...
UC Merced’s support for students who are building leadership skills, engaging in community outreach or searching for careers is going strong during the campus’s move to remote instruction, with the Office of Leadership, Service and Career...
The Bobcat culture of giving will be celebrated with cookies and fun on Thursday, as the campus marks UC Merced Philanthropy Day hosted by the Student Alumni Association. “The annual celebration highlights and supports the spirit of philanthropy...

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