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Fraternity and Sorority Council

Student organizations lead through community involvement, creativity and innovation.

Open House for All

Chancellor Leland offers her thanks to everyone who made UC Merced’s new Homecoming weekend such a smashing success.

Calling on Congress

Writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, Chancellor Dorothy Leland urges Congress to take action to protect students currently living and working under DACA.

Statement of Support

In a message to the campus, Chancellor Leland pledges that undocumented students will continue to have the support they need to succeed.

Celebrating Innovation

The Chancellor’s Innovation Awards offer staff members the opportunity to improve campus services and support by working collaboratively on creative solutions.

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.

Featured News

Shavone Charles' interest in technology started during a summer internship with Google, where she served as a student ambassador liaison between the technology company and UC Merced students.
December 13, 2017

It’s been five years since Shavone Charles walked across the stage at commencement. On Saturday (Dec. 16), she will return as UC Merced’s first alumni keynote speaker at Fall Commencement. Charles...

Professor Susana Ramirez in a red jacket and black-rimmed glasses stands in front of bookshelves filled with books.
December 12, 2017
Professor Susana Ramirez was awarded the American Public Health Association's Early Career award at this year's APHA annual meeting.
Four students stand in front of a poster explaining their Innovate to Grow capstone project.
December 12, 2017
A recent Wells Fargo's gift to UC Merced's School of Engineering helps the school expand Innovate to Grow, a showcase for student engineering ingenuity.
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Events and Happenings


Merced Theatre/Art Kamangar Center

Fall graduates have the option of participating in Fall Commencement, a combined ceremony for all schools and degree levels that takes place at 11 a....

UC Merced Campus

Welcome back! Spring semester officially begins today, but classes begin one week from today.

UC Merced Campus

Campus offices will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

UC Merced Campus

Classes start today!