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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.
A UC Merced alumna and student pose in front of the helicopter that brought President Obama and the first family to Yosemite National Park in June 2016.

Students Present the Face of Yosemite to the First Family

The presidential visit in June 2016 provided a prime opportunity to highlight some of UC Merced’s partnerships with Yosemite National Park including the Wilderness Education Center and Yosemite Leadership Program.

 


“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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Featured News

Campus Launches Countywide Food and Ag Exchange

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UC Merced is taking steps to fight hunger and tackle food waste on campus and across Merced County. The campus has launched CropMobster Merced County...

CREST Center Hosts Local Students for Science and Engineering Event

May 22, 2017

Students from Burbank and Peterson Elementary Schools in Merced participated in a day of interactive science and engineering hosted last month by UC...

UC Merced Library Chosen to Digitize AIDS Historical Archives

May 17, 2017

The UC Merced Library’s digital assets team is playing an important role in providing access to a swath of modern history that will contribute to...

Events and Happenings

Jun
07

Off-Campus

UC Merced is partnering with the Merced County Fair to help fight hunger as part of Mercy Medical Center’s “We Care Wednesday” Community Food Drive...
Aug
16

UC Merced Campus

The fall 2017 semester officially begins today.
Sep
04

UC Merced Campus

Campus offices are closed for the holiday. Have a nice long weekend.
Oct
03

Scholars Lane

Study, research, intern, volunteer or teach… abroad! UC Merced's seventh annual Study Abroad Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3...