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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

April 22, 2019

It’s before dawn on a Saturday morning in mid-May — not a time anyone would expect the UC Merced campus to be busy. But it is. This is Spring Commencement, and there is much work to do. Parking and...

An image of UC Merced's Beginnings sculpture at night
April 22, 2019

UC Merced has joined the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as a founding member of the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The university...

Devon Glover, The Sonnet Man, speaks to students at Gracey Elementary School in Merced.
April 17, 2019

In what world are Shakespeare and hip-hop related? Ask Devon Glover. Glover is The Sonnet Man, a Shakespeare-loving rapper who sets The Bard’s famous sonnets to hip-hop instrumentals. Using iambic...

Events and Happenings

Jun
27
The UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium is and annual event where faculty, staff members and students from the departments of bioengineering/biomedical engineering at all 10 campuses come together to share the latest ideas in biomedical engineering...
May
25
"Boabob" is a live 45-minute performance geared for children ages 3 and up and features an engaging story with accompanying classical music selections. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve your seats please go to http://arts.ucmerced....
May
24
Data Carpentry aims to help researchers by teaching them computing skills needed to work more effectively with data. The workshops cover concepts and tools that workshops participants can then apply to their own research and workflows. This is day two...
May
23
Data Carpentry aims to help researchers by teaching them computing skills needed to work more effectively with data. The workshops cover concepts and tools that workshops participants can then apply to their own research and workflows. This is day one...