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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

Kimberly Ramirez Gonzalez will speak to thousands of youth at WE Day California April 19.
April 18, 2018

Kimberly Ramirez Gonzalez has been advocating for youth for four years and she is committed to dedicating the rest of her life to doing so. The third-year UC Merced student takes the stage April 19...

April 16, 2018

Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the national organ transplant waiting list, and about once every hour, someone on the list is removed — either because they died while waiting or grew too ill...

April 13, 2018

The Society of Pediatric Psychology has recognized Professor Deborah Wiebe for her body of research on the psychology of adolescent health. Wiebe, the head of UC Merced’s Health Psychology program...

Events and Happenings

May
14
Dissertation Boot Camp is an intensive workshop designed to provide dedicated and quiet writing space for students who are looking to jumpstart their dissertations, theses or proposal writing processes. Accommodations include space for quiet writing,...
May
11
It's the official end of the semester.
May
11
Innovate to Grow is the annual showcase of UC Merced student ingenuity and entrepreneurship. This year marks UC Merced and the School of Engineering's seventh annual Innovate to Grow event. Everyone – the campus community and the public – is invited to...
May
10
Our statistics tutor, Chelsea Gordon, has standing office hours each week for students to seek help and guidance on a walk-in basis. Chelsea is also available to help by appointment. To schedule a session, email gradtutor@ucmerced.edu and put "stats"...