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UC Merced offers distinctive opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students seeking extraordinary university experiences. Students can conduct innovative and transformative research alongside exceptional faculty members and scholars.

There are countless opportunities for one-on-one interaction and hands-on experiences that make students’ educations meaningful and memorable. Participate in or create clubs and organizations that will define life on the newest University of California campus for generations to come.

Students can expand their knowledge, refine their skills and discover what they want to do. The Center for Career and Professional Advancement helps students prepare for their professions or careers.


Students will also find the support they need to excel, including tutoring, counseling, financial aid and other services. The Students First Center is a one-stop shop for helpful resources as well as a list of important dates and deadlines. The Bobcat Advising Center and the academic Schools provide academic advising services to help students to navigate course selection and empower student academic success.

The Office of Financial Aid has important resources to make college affordable, whether it’s federal, state or private aid.

UC Merced also provides financial support for graduate students. Doctoral and master’s degree students can receive financial support in the form of teaching assistantships, graduate student research assistantships and/or fellowships. Many programs also provide support for graduate student travel to conferences, summer schools and other professional meetings.

Use this site as a starting place for important information, including the course catalog and the academic calendar.