Skip to content Skip to navigation
UC Merced Success Anywhere
UC Merced Success Anywhere
UC Merced’s Success Anywhere website supports student success by providing support, guidance, and resources that equip students to pursue their educational journey.
Do Your Part For The Bobcat Community
As we move into a new academic year, much of what we will face is uncharted territory because of the coronavirus pandemic. UC Merced is a resilient community that we know will rise to the challenge.

Home

Welcome to UC Merced! Charles Nies

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

Connect

Featured News

Professor Suzanne Sindi, left, Nitesh Kumar and Professor Roummel Marcia
February 7, 2023

The Department of Applied Mathematics, the Applied Mathematics Graduate Program and the student chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) celebrated their many...

Linda Frey, director of the California College Corps program, speaks to attendees of a meeting at UC Merced.
February 6, 2023

Nearly 100 participants from higher education facilities across the state gathered at UC Merced in January to exchange ideas around a program that pays students to do volunteer work in their...

Cognitive science Professor Teenie Matlock
February 6, 2023

Teenie Matlock, Cognitive and Information Sciences professor and the McClatchy Chair in Communications, has been awarded the fourth Jeffrey L. Elman Prize for Scientific Achievement and Community...