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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

Three summer programs offer high school students the opportunity to spend time on a college campus and learn subjects ranging from mathematics and technology.
August 13, 2018

Araceli Hernandez could have been playing video games, swimming or sleeping in over summer break, but instead she was doing math. And she’s happy about it. Hernandez took part in one of three summer...

A kneeling woman holds the skull of a saber-toothed cat in front of a chest of drawers containing fossils.
August 10, 2018

Paleoecology Professor Jessica Blois recently became the campus’s 19th recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award. The NSF describes as...

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August 8, 2018

Never mind the holidays. For Ron Radney, the most wonderful time is the start of a new academic year. Since joining UC Merced three years ago as director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Radney and...

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.