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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

School of Natural Sciences Professor Anna Beaudin
September 20, 2018

The Merced Sun-Star announced its 20 Under 40 honorees in 2018 and for the second consecutive year, numerous UC Merced alumni, staff and faculty members were chosen for their efforts to make the...

September 19, 2018

Civil and environmental engineering Professor Erin Hestir’s proposal for a unique system of mapping mercury in the waters of the San Francisco Delta has won her and her team of collaborators a $1.7...

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow Colleen Cheverko's research focuses on the interactions between growth disruptions due to experiences during childhood and subsequent mortality risk as adults.
September 19, 2018

Two of UC Merced’s newest postdoctoral researchers, Colleen Cheverko and Maria-Elena Young, received the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (CPFP) for 2018-2019. The fellowships, which are for one...

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
09
Have questions about study abroad? Come discuss your options with a study abroad advisor during drop-in advising over a cup of coffee.
Nov
04
UC Merced Women's Volleyball hosts Simpson University on senior night. Cross Country seniors will also be honored prior to the game.