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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

Several UC Merced students have been profiled as rising stars of Bay Area-based Students Rising Above program
January 17, 2019

UC Merced has a track record of helping first-generation and underrepresented students succeed in college, earning high rankings nationally for social mobility and outperforming expected graduation...

Alumna Tessa Provins's time at UC Merced not only informed but inspired her passion to always keep growing in the political science field.
January 16, 2019

For Merced native Tessa Provins, the opportunity to attend UC Merced for her graduate education was a chance to come home again — but it wasn’t simply the familiar location that drew her to the...

December 20, 2018

The University of California Office of the President announced its biennial Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) grants, funding 16 collaborative projects encompassing issues from...

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...
Mar
29
The campus will be closed Friday, March 29, in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.
Mar
25
Monday, March 25 through Thursday, March 28, followed by the Cesar Chavez holiday on Friday, March 29.
Feb
28
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...