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UC Merced - Charles Nies - Vice Chancellor

Welcome to UC Merced

As you know, the University of California is known internationally for its three pillars of excellence in research, teaching and public service. At UC Merced, the focus for students isn’t on surviving. It’s on embracing these pillars as cornerstones of a successful collegiate career. 

Ultimately, college success is more about taking advantage of all the opportunities available and moving beyond survival. It is about learning to thrive. 

We hope that you will take advantage of the opportunities available to you at UC Merced. There are many services, departments, programs, resources and faculty and staff members on campus to help support a smooth transition and successful completion of your educational goals. 

Our hope is that you will challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone. That action alone is the first step in your journey to not only surviving your college experience but thriving beyond your expectations.  

I look forward to hearing from you throughout the year on all you have accomplished, learned and discovered.

Best wishes for a great year!

Go Bobcats,

Charles Nies, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

 

Featured News

October 19, 2017

The Associated Students of UC Merced (ASUCM) Sustainability Council will host UC Merced Sustainability Week Oct. 23-27, during national Campus Sustainability Month. An entire week of events will...

October 18, 2017

If you’ve ever wondered why people stand where they do on the political spectrum, science might have at least part of the answer: People can be biologically predisposed to certain feelings toward...

October 18, 2017

Started in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is observed in October across the nation. UC Merced’s Campus Advocacy, Resources and...

Events and Happenings

Dec
07
Join the Graduate Division and the Office of Student Life for a fun and relaxing afternoon on campus. Come by the Bobcat Lair for activities designed to help you combat end-of-semester stress: massages, snacks, board games, card games, puzzles and...
Dec
05
Research must be well-communicated to have an impact on other researchers and stakeholders. Writing is typically the primary mode of dissemination, but oral presentations are indispensable for rapid communications and networking. This workshop will...
Nov
28
Research must be well-communicated to have an impact on other researchers and stakeholders. Writing is typically the primary mode of dissemination, but oral presentations are indispensable for rapid communications and networking. This workshop will...
Nov
21
Research in academia, as well as government and industry labs, is becoming more interdisciplinary and collaborative. These modes of research require scientists and engineers to work together in teams. This seminar will review recent trends in tools and...