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Forever a Bobcat
A special message from Chancellor Leland.
Celebrating Our Graduates
More than 1,300 students — UC Merced's largest graduating class — will cross the commencement stage during two ceremonies May 18 and 19.
Nathan Brostrom Named Interim Chancellor
UC Chief Financial Officer Nathan Brostrom (center) has played a key role throughout the Merced 2020 Project. He will now lead the project as interim chancellor of UC Merced.

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

A verdant forest floor
May 23, 2019

A nine-year experiment by a UC Merced Department of Life and Environmental Sciences professor and his colleagues is illuminating the importance of soil carbon in maintaining healthy and functioning...

Jason Castillo ('09), now a dermatologist and surgeon in Southern California, gives the alumni speech to the schools of Natural Sciences and Engineering at the spring 2019 commencement.
May 23, 2019

A decade has passed since Sam Fong (’09) crossed the stage to get his diploma and walked through Beginnings for the first time as part of UC Merced’s inaugural graduating class, and a lot has changed...

Conference attendees and faculty members share math discussions
May 23, 2019

Oscillatory traffic patterns, the dynamics of micro swimmers and the use of deep neural networks in image reconstruction were just a few of the topics at the fourth annual Central Valley Regional...

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Events and Happenings


UC Merced Campus

Final exams will be held Dec. 14 and Dec 16-20.

UC Merced Campus

Administrative offices are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 28 and 29.

UC Merced Campus

Administrative offices closed.

UC Merced Campus

Labor Day -- campus offices closed.