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Saturday, April 23, 2022 | Undergraduate Admissions

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UC Merced is pleased to host Bobcat Day, a special day for first year students, transfer students, and their families. Our local community is welcomed too and explore the UC Merced campus!

When: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Where: UC Merced Campus

This is our biggest event of the spring! Come see UC Merced at its liveliest and take a tour of campus, meet with faculty, attend presentations from each of our academic schools, talk to Financial Aid and Admissions staff, discover student clubs and organizations, and much more.

This is your chance to explore the university and learn about the academic and student life opportunities we offer.

Get answers to your questions about:

  • Admissions
  • Majors
  • Research and Internship Opportunities
  • Housing and Dining
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Student Activities and Athletics

Presentation topics will cover financial aid, admissions, student life, and much more!


Details Coming Soon About Bobcat Day:

Schedule at a Glance

9:00 am Registration / Information Desk
Information Fair
Campus Tours
Housing – Self – Guided Tours
10:00 am School of Engineering (Admitted Students)
This session will provide admitted students and families with information on the School of Engineering majors, experiential learning opportunities, and support services. In addition, the Dean and current engineering students will share their experiences and how those opportunities can help shape your academic journey at UC Merced.
School of Natural Sciences (Admitted Students)
The School of Natural Sciences is cutting-edge research, from fighting disease to creating sustainable energy sources. Hear from the Dean and current students how working side-by-side with world-renowned faculty deepens your knowledge. Learn about student resources, academic planning, mentorships, internships, and career opportunities awaiting.
School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts (Admitted Students)
Join our SSHA session to meet our dedicated staff who support SSHA students. What better timing than now to learn why SSHA degrees are popular and interesting and you’ll hear first-hand from our student panel about their academic experience. We will be sharing new highlights about SSHA majors, internships, research opportunities, special projects, student clubs, career support and graduate school opportunities.
11:00 am Campus Jobs, Internships, & Career Planning
Student Support Services
Preparing for Admission to the University of California? (Prospective Students)
Join one of our Admissions Representatives as they discuss how first-year students (freshman) can best prepare themselves for admission to the University of California. In this session, we will discuss admission requirements, how to choose the best-fit UC campus, how to present yourself on your application, and how your UC application will be reviewed.
Study Abroad
El roll de los padres en la education universitaria de sus hijos
¿Te haz preguntado qué puedes hacer tú como padre de un hijo universitario para apoyarlos? Ven comparte y participa de esta plática donde podrás escuchar y aprender de experiencias de otros padres que han ayudado a sus hijos a ser exitosos durante su estancia en la universidad.
Noon Office of Student Involvement (OSI), Campus Activities Board (CAB), Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL)
Join us to learn more about campus life and student involvement at UC Merced. First year and Transfer students will have the opportunity to speak with campus representatives from the Office of Student Involvement and hear from current UC Merced students about their experiences in Fraternity and Sorority Life, Clubs, Student Government, student leadership opportunities and much more.
I’ve accepted my admission offer; What do I do next?
1:00 pm First Year Success: The Bobcat Way
Why do the most successful students regularly meet with their academic advisor in college? And what is an “academic advisor”? Learn about the Bobcat Advising Center (BAC) and academic advising for first years–with opportunities starting in late June–to support your personal, academic, and career goals.

2:00 pm Bobcat Day Ends – remember to submit your offer of acceptance by May 1st for First Year (Freshman) and June 1st for Transfers! (SIR)

Campus Information Fair and Student Entertainment

Booths will line the Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Quad, giving you the opportunity to talk with representatives from each academic school, various student offices and student organizations.

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Campus Tours and Demonstrations

Tours of the campus, housing, laboratories and the library will be led by student tour guides. Several registered student organizations will provide entertainment from 10 am to 2 pm

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Financial Aid Questions?

Advisors from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will be available to provide answers. To maximize your experience at Bobcat Day, make sure you complete these important steps ahead of time:

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Preparing for Bobcat Day

Weather Forecast

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen and maybe even a hat, since you will be spending a lot of time outdoors. We will have water refill stations around campus, so bring along a refillable bottle.

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