Charles Nies, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs kicks off Virtual Bobcat Day
VIRTUAL BOBCAT DAY
April 25, 2020 | 9 AM - 5 PM
On April 25, 2020, UC Merced hosted its first Virtual Bobcat Day. Traditionally, Bobcat Day is an on-campus event for first year students, transfer students, and their families. It's a day filled with opportunities to meet one another and gather information as they prepare for their UC Merced educational journey. Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, we were, unfortunately unable to welcome students and their families to campus for this annual spring event. Not to be deterred in our commitment to supporting our students, the UC Merced Admissions Office quickly adapted to a Virtual Bobcat Day for our incoming students and families. It was a day filled with warm greetings from Nathan Brostrom, Interim Chancellor, and Charles Nies, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, as well as informational webinars in a wide variety of topics including academics, services, and student panels. With over 1,300 registrants, it was a day filled with "virtual" Bobcat spirit that our students, faculty and staff embody every day. If you were unable to attend, we are currently editing the day's webinars and will update the links on this presentation and on bobcatday.ucmerced.edu. Watch at your leisure with family and friends! We encourage you to explore the different offerings to learn more about UC Merced. We can't wait to meet you. #WeAreBobcatStrong
NATHAN BROSTROM, INTERIM CHANCELLOR
CHARLES NIES, Ph.D.,VICE CHANCELLOR FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS
Charles Nies, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Nathan Brostrom, Interim UC Merced Chancellor, welcome you as you experience a new kind of Bobcat Day – one that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home and with your family and friends. We hope you enjoy this virtual experience filled with information and the opportunity to engage in Q&As in preparation for the beginning of your academic career at UC Merced. We can’t wait to meet you in person! Go Bobcats!
You might be wondering what your next steps are now that you've been admitted to UC Merced. During this webinar, an Admissions advisor will walk you through the process, from committing to UC Merced for Fall 2020 to completing financial aid requirements, taking placement exams, and much more.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
HOUSING AND RESIDENCE EDUCATION
Join us to find out more about Housing & Residence Life, including the residence halls and dining options. You'll also get an overview of the Living Learning Communities (LLC) and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Engineers are fascinated by questions of how and why things work and how they can be made to work better. Learn how undergraduates work alongside renowned faculty to research topics like the impacts of climate change on water resources and clean methods of waste management. Learn about opportunities, support, mentorships and internships, and find out about how UC Merced will prepare you for a career
The School of Natural Sciences is conducting cutting-edge research, from fighting disease to creating sustainable energy sources. Find out from students how working side-by-side with world renowned faculty deepens their knowledge. Learn about opportunities, support, mentorships and internships. We will answer questions about what skills you will acquire and career opportunities that await.
SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES AND ARTS
Research in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts varies from the dynamics of language processing to 20th- and 21st-century Latin America. Find out from students what it is like to learn from the best scholars in the world. Learn about opportunities, support, mentorships and internships, and discover how the school will prepare you for a meaningful career and profession.
We will be reviewing a financial aid award letter and explaining the information that is provided. We will have a detailed presentation as well as Financial Aid Advisors available for a LIVE question and answer session!
Current UC Merced students will share the latest information about UC Merced's dynamic and rapidly expanding campus, including our excellent academic programs, research opportunities, on- and off-campus housing and student life.