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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

May 28, 2020

Despite the challenges of making an in-person event into a remote one, students in this year’s Innovate to Grow spring showcase displayed the determination, passion and innovation Bobcats are known...

May 22, 2020

The number of everyday smart devices, such as Nest and Samsung SmartThings, is projected to grow to the billions in the coming decade. Professor Shijia Pan and her students work to quantify the...

Graduate student Boe Mendewala is UC Merced's 2020 Grad Slam champion.
May 21, 2020

UC Merced’s Graduate Division wrapped up its annual Grad Slam competition this week, announcing Physics doctoral candidate Boe Mendewala as its campus champion. The judges awarded two runners-up,...

Events and Happenings

Jul
06
Summer Session C is a six-week session that begins July 6 and ends Aug. 14.
Jun
22
Summer Session B is an eight-week session that begins June 22 and ends Aug. 14.
Jun
04
Please join us from the comfort of your home for the upcoming information session on June 3, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. to learn more about the one-year Teacher Preparation Program. * Pathways into the TPP: *Hold a degree in any subject from UC Merced or...
Jun
04
If you've considered teaching K-12 but think you have to hold a baccalaureate in education to do so, here's some great news: You can hold a degree from UC Merced or other accredited institution in any field to apply to the one-year Teacher Preparation...