Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs
As the tenth campus of the University of California, the mission of UC Merced is to achieve excellence in teaching, research and public service. The staff and units within the Division of Student Affairs work to support the campus’ mission and to assist our undergraduate and graduate students to achieve excellence in and outside of the classroom and laboratory.
One of the strengths of UC Merced is its diverse and talented student body. The Division of Student Affairs is committed to maintaining a campus community that celebrates diversity, academic achievement and civic engagement. We also are committed to providing services and support that allow our students to realize their intellectual, physical, social and emotional potential.
In addition to working with students, many of the units within Student Affairs work closely with our students' parents and family members. We like to say that parents and families are our partners in student success. More information for parents and families is available on the Parent-Family Resource website. UC Merced is a very special place: the academic quality of the University of California combined with the personal attention and support of a fine liberal arts college.
If you have questions about UC Merced or Student Affairs, please contact me at the link below.
Jane Lawrence, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
View Jane's commentary welcoming returning students that was published the Merced Sun-Star on August 21, 2010.