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Supporting Our Students

Chancellor Dorothy Leland hosts office hours for students to meet with them in person and listen to their concerns.

Third Time's a Charm

The UC Merced women’s basketball team cemented its legacy with a last-second win and a third consecutive Cal-Pac Conference championship.

Building the Future

The Merced 2020 Project will support the university’s critical mission to increase educational attainment in California’s San Joaquin Valley while serving as a powerful engine of research and economic development.
Five UC Merced students, all of them wearing the university's colors, pose near Science and Engineering 2 Building.

Making the Grade

UC Merced, at just 11 years old, made a major splash with its debut in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.
UC Merced students engage in a classroom discussion with a faculty member.

UC Merced Awarded $500K for Undergrad Research, Support

The grant, from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, creates a humanities-based expansion of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center, serving 60 students over three years.

 


“Leaders are alchemists who transform obstacles into opportunities.”

- Dorothy Leland


Welcome to UC Merced - The University of California's newest campus

Chancellor Dorothy Leland of UC Merced

Dorothy Leland
UC Merced Chancellor

Without exception, University of California campuses have distinguished themselves as powerhouses of invention, discovery and knowledge creation, generating the kinds of intellectual contributions that spawn entire industries, creating rewarding jobs, advance human knowledge and fundamentally change how we live our lives. With its growing and impressive research portfolio, UC Merced is destined to continue this proud tradition. Through its discoveries in the fields ranging from alternative energy to water resource management and health and cognitive sciences, UC Merced is poised to contribute greatly to the economic recovery of California and the nation through important scientific breakthroughs, discoveries and inventions.

The 2020 Project

The 2020 Project is a public-private partnership that will provide the physical capacity needed to grow to 10,000 students. At a time of increasing budget constraints on public university systems and growing financial demands for limited state resources, it is fitting that the first American research university of the 21st century is carrying out this project through an alternative delivery strategy. By leveraging private-sector expertise and combining the pricing of lifecycle design, construction, financing, operations and maintenance costs, the 2020 Project will enable UC Merced to advance its teaching, research and public-service mission in the most cost-effective and rapid way possible.

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Events and Happenings

Aug
18

Lakireddy Auditorium

Staff Convocation is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in Lakireddy Auditorium (COB 102). During the event, Chancellor Dorothy Leland will...
Aug
18

Joseph Edward Gallo Gymnasium

Come support Bobcat women's volleyball as they take on Merced College.
Aug
22

Scholars Lane

All incoming first-year and transfer students are welcomed to UC Merced as they don their "Let the Journey Begin" T-shirts and cross the Scholars...
Aug
23

UC Merced Campus

Classes begin for the Fall 2017 semester.