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UC Merced is committed to providing students with resources to support their academic success.

Attending college is both exciting and challenging. UC Merced has an array of services to help you inside and outside the classroom.

  • The Calvin E. Bright Success Center provides learning-support services that empower students to be successful in academic and personal development. The center aims to provide academic assistance to students through a collaborative effort campuswide, with the goal of helping students achieve academic success, overcome barriers, reach exciting milestones in their academic work and develop leadership skills.
  • The Center for Career and Professional Advancement (CCPA) empowers students and alumni to reach their full potential by offering services in career development, experiential education, employment and graduate school. To successfully accomplish this mission, the CCPA continuously fosters partnerships with employers, staff, administration and the greater community.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services provides professional services for the emotional, personal and social wellbeing of students. The office offers short-term counseling services through individual, couple and group formats, as well as crisis intervention.
  • Disability Services promotes equal educational access and full participation by and for students with disabilities in the rich academic and campus life environment at UC Merced. Staff members are available to answer questions and provide useful information to facilitate equal academic access to students with disabilities.
  • Student Health Services helps students strive for maximum physical and emotional health while they’re pursuing their academic and personal goals at the university. Student Health Services is committed to providing the highest quality primary healthcare, in combination with health education and wellness promotion through caring, accessible and affordable services.
  • Veteran Services offers a welcoming environment for veterans, reservists and their dependents. It provides assistance in obtaining the educational benefits to which they are entitled.
  • The CARE Office provides response to and education about sexual violence, domestic/dating violence and stalking. It serves everyone affiliated with UC Merced including students and staff and faculty members. The program’s goals are to provide education on these topics for all incoming UC Merced students, provide trainings for people who may be first-responders on these issues and create a coordinated community response to best serve survivors and create a community where it is clear that sexual violence is unacceptable.