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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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Events and Happenings

Apr
28

California Room

This event celebrates the creative and professional work of writing minor students and faculty. From the need for artistic expression or...
Apr
29

Lakireddy Auditorium, COB 102

"The Vagina Monologues" is a global annual theatrical event that raises money and educates people to end violence against women. This play, featuring...
May
05

UC Merced Campus

Spring instruction ends Friday, May 5.
May
05

Classroom and Office Building 2, 110

Ibram X. Kendi is one of the nation’s most prolific and accomplished young professors, writing for and speaking to both scholarly and general...