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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

October 18, 2018

UC Merced has long served as an educational opportunity for undocumented students and their families. A new grant will ensure the university can help more scholars realize their academic, career and...

October 18, 2018

UC Merced is part of a consortium of more than 40 institutions and organizations from the public and private sectors at the forefront of a national effort to increase the number of Hispanic students...

October 17, 2018

UC Merced’s polling station will be open Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Alpine Room. This year, the on-campus polling station features a centralized satellite voting, which means anyone from any...

Events and Happenings

Nov
27
Are you considering study abroad but not sure where to start? Come to this information session led by a study abroad advisor to learn more about the different opportunities available, choosing the right program for you, and the application process.
Nov
14
Are you considering study abroad but not sure where to start? Come to this information session led by a study abroad advisor to learn more about the different opportunities available, choosing the right program for you, and the application process.
Nov
13
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) data archive contains more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences, including 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice...
Nov
10
This one-day course prepares participants to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft General (UAG) test to earn a Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) rating. The sUAS rating is required to fly...