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Pre-GROW Webinars

In an effort to provide important information over the course of two months before GROW rather than the week of, we have developed the Pre-GROW webinar series. These webinars will provide important information to help you with the transistion to graduate school at UC Merced. Below are the dates and sessions being held over June and July. Please note that these will be recorded, so if you are unable to attend the live ZOOM session, they will be available for review. We encourage you to attend as many as possible to ensure that all of your questions are answered.

Date Time Session Information
June 22, 2022 1pm-2pm

Housing, Dining and Transportation Workshop for Incoming Students

Learn more about housing options in Merced during this webinar and Q&A.

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June 29, 2022 8am-9am

Office of International Affairs Office Hour

Connect with the Office of International Affairs during this open office hour.

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July 13, 2022 1pm-2pm

New Hire Paperwork and Grad Funding Workshop

Learn about the process for submitting your new hire paperwork and more information on grad funding during this workshop and Q&A.

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July 20, 2022 1pm-2pm

Health Insurance (UCSHIP) and Vaccination Information Workshop

Learn more about health services, insurance and vaccination requirements during this webinar. Hosted by Crystal Reed, Health Insuance Adminsitration Supervisor and Michelle Law, LVN.

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July 27, 2022


Effective Working Relationships with Your Advisor Workshop

During this session, Dr. Chris Kello, Interim Vice Provost and Graduate Dean and Maria Nishanian, Graduate Academic Counselor will discuss how to navigate your relationship with your faculty advisor.

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August 3, 2022 1pm-2pm

Preparing for GROW and Graduate Division Office Hour

During this session, our team will go over everything you need to know before you attend in-person GROW. You will also have the opportunity to connect with representatives from UC Merced Graduate Admissions, Graduate Funding and Graduate Resources during the open office hour and Q&A.

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August 10, 2022 1pm-2pm

Last Minute Pre-Arrival Questions with the Graduate Student Association (GSA)

What's the weather like in Merced? How do you catch the bus for the first day of GROW? Is there dining on campus? 

If you have any unanswered questions before arriving in Merced, please join this webinar to connect with current grad students (hosted by the GSA). This open Q&A panel is a resource for you to ask any lingering questions you may have.

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