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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

December 11, 2017
Professor Chris Amemiya is elected a AAAS Fellow in recognition of his long history of groundbreaking discoveries in genetics.
Marcus Shaw will celebrate his dream of earning a Ph.D. in sociology at the university’s first Fall Commencement ceremony Dec. 16.
December 11, 2017

As a teenager in Merced, Marcus Shaw lived a life marked by poverty, poor choices and indifference to education. The idea of college — especially at the new UC Merced campus — seemed like an...

Rufus Bobcat and a UC Merced student
December 5, 2017

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...

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May
11
It's the official end of the semester.
May
05
Final exams will be administered Saturday, May 5 and Monday, May 7, through Friday, May 11.
May
04
Classes are over and it's almost the end of the semester.
Apr
19
This is the deadline for a number of UCEAP Study Abroad opportunities beginning spring fall 2019 in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana...