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Graduate Orientation Week


Graduate Research Orientation Week (GROW)

Graduate Research Orientation Week (GROW) encompasses a number of workshops, programs and events held at the beginning of each academic year to provide new incoming students with an opportunity to take care of important pre-enrollment tasks and to learn about UC Merced and the Merced community.

GROW is currently scheduled to begin on Aug. 15, 2019. Sessions running from Aug. 15-19, 2019 are mandatory for all incoming students and the remaining sessions are dependent upon school and graduate group. As the date approaches, we will provide specific schedules and information. You must register for GROW no later than Friday, July 26, 2019 by noon (12 p.m.).


Download a current schedule of GROW grow_schedule_v.9.pdf. Please be sure to check this site for the most up-to-date version. 



More important GROW information can be found below:

Contact Information:

For general GROW related questions, please contact


Natural Sciences:

Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts: