Imagine Yourself at UCMerced

Message from the Chancellor

Congratulations on your admission to the University of California, Merced. As a vibrant University of Califor- nia campus and the first American research university built in the 21st century, UC Merced is rapidly gaining recognition for its remarkable students, exceptional faculty and emerging areas of research prominence. Located in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, UC Merced offers unique opportunities to undergradu- ate students that are not readily available at other institutions, such as the nearby Sierra Nevada mountain range that serves as a natural learning laboratory. Here you can conduct innovative and transformative research alongside faculty and scholars. Our close-knit campus community emphasizes extraordinary student

success and will support you in reaching your academic and professional goals. Whether your interests are climbing Half Dome, com- peting on a sports team, acting at the community theater, or tutoring students at a local school, you will make friends and be part of the community. Our growing campus – planned as a world-wide model of physical sustainability – boasts award-winning buildings and state-of-the-art facilities, and our diverse student population hails from all corners of California and beyond. A rich variety of clubs and organizations, along with recreational and cultural activities, compliments your complete college experience.

Again, I offer my hearty congratulations on your admission, and I hope to see you on campus this fall.


Congratulations, come build the future


YOU HAVE EARNED THE OPPORTUNITY TO enter an extraordinary university experience that will give you a competitive edge. Say yes to UC Merced and engage in a supportive environment designed to expand your knowledge, refine your skills, help you discover what you want, and prepare you for the profession and career of your dreams.

Submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to secure your place and to embark on an incredible educational journey .

How do I submit my SIR online? STEP 1: Go to the UC Merced portal: .

STEP 2: Claim your UC Merced Net ID and create your personal password. STEP 3: Select MyAdmissions to view your personal application status page and follow the instructions to submit your SIR and non-refundable $100 deposit.

ON THE COVER: The campus benefits from a unique partnership with Yosemite National Park through opportunities for research, leadership training and exciting outdoor adventures.

Check our website for the SIR priority deadline:

PHOTO: Experience a beautiful campus that is setting new standards for energy efficiency, water conservation and overall environmental friendliness.

The Sierra Nevada is within a two hour drive from campus and serves as an outdoor learning environment and place to have fun.


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