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2022 Virtual Graduate Visitation Days

Get ready to virtually explore our campus and connect with faculty, graduate students and staff! Join us February 24 & 25 for Virtual Graduate Visitation Days (VGVD). VGVD is hosted by UC Merced's Graduate Division and our campus partners.

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Access links will be made available closer to the event dates. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at grad@ucmerced.edu.

Day 1: General VGVD Events

Thursday, February 24

Time         

Event Information

9-10 am 

Graduate Division Welcome

Description: Kick off VGVD with Vice Provost and Graduate Dean, Dr. Chris Kello and Graduate Division support staff during this webinar and Q&A session! We will discuss what to expect as a graduate student at UC Merced and all the exciting opportunities that await you on our campus.

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10-10:30 am 

 

Meet the Leadership: School of Engineering

Description: Open to all. The following program applicants are especially encouraged to attend: Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Environmental Systems, Management of Complex Systems, Materials & Biomaterials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Presenter:  Dr. Anita Bhappu, Assistant Dean for Student Success

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10:30-11 am PST

Meet the Leadership: School of Natural Sciences

Description: Open to all. The following program applicants are especially encouraged to attend: Applied Math, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Quantitative & Systems Biology and Physics.

Presenter: Dr. Betsy Dumont, Dean, School of Natural Sciences

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11-11:30 am 

Meet the Leadership: School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts

Description: Open to all. The following program applicants are especially encouraged to attend: Cognitive & Information Sciences, Economics, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Political Science, Psychological Sciences, Public Health and Sociology.

Presenter: Dr. Jeff Gilger, Dean, and Dr. Anne Zanzucchi, Assistant Dean, School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts

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1-2 pm 

 

Virtual Campus Tour
Description: Explore our campus and learn more about UC Merced’s growing community during this virtual tour.

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Day 2: General VGVD Events

Friday, February 25

Time

Event Information

8-9am PST

Office of International Affairs: “I’m An International Student, What’s Next?”

Description: During this webinar, UC Merced’s Office of International Affairs (OIA) will discuss next steps for international students and what to expect if you are offered admission to one of our graduate programs.

Presenter: Lacey Long Vejar, International Student Visa Specialist

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9am - 10am

School of Engineering Graduate Student Panel

Description: School of Engineering (SOE) graduate students will share their experiences at UC Merced during this panel and Q&A.

Open to all. The following program applicants are especially encouraged to attend: Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Environmental Systems, Management of Complex Systems, Materials & Biomaterials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

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10am - 11am

School of Natural Sciences Graduate Student Panel

Description: School of Natural Sciences (SNS) graduate students will share their experiences at UC Merced during this panel and Q&A.

Open to all. The following program applicants are especially encouraged to attend: Applied Math, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Quantitative & Systems Biology and Physics.

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11am - 12pm

 

School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts Graduate Student Panel

Description: School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SSHA) graduate students will share their experiences at UC Merced during this panel and Q&A.

Open to all. The following programs are especially encouraged to attend: Cognitive & Information Sciences, Economics, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Political Science, Psychological Sciences, Public Health and Sociology applicants.

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In addition to general VGVD sessions, many of our schools and graduate programs are hosting audience-specific events and 1:1 meetings. 
Be sure to check your email for your invitation to applicable events.

 

School and Graduate Program VGVD Events

Graduate Group

Date

Time

Event Information

Bioengineering  2/24/22 10:30am-12pm

Bio E: Meet the Faculty 

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Chemistry & Biochemistry 2/23/22 12:30-2:30pm

CBC: Discussion of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Ph.D. program and Research Meetings with Faculty

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Chemistry & Biochemistry 2/23/22 3:30-4:30pm

CBC: How to Succeed in Grad School and Finding Your Mentors

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Chemistry & Biochemistry 2/23/22 5pm

CBC: Graduate Student Social Hour

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Chemistry & Biochemistry 2/25/22 5pm

CBC: Graduate Student Social Hour

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Cognitive & Information Sciences  2/25/22 9am-9:45am

CIS: Meet the program chair with Dr. Paul Smaldino

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Cognitive & Information Sciences 2/25/22 10am-11:30am

CIS: 1:1 Meetings with Faculty

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Cognitive & Information Sciences  2/25/22 1pm-2:15pm

CIS: Graduate Student Panel 

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Cognitive & Information Sciences 2/25/22 2:30pm-4:30pm

CIS: 1:1 Meetings with Faculty

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Economics  3/3/22 11am

Economics: Meet the program chair with Dr. Rowena Gray

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Economics  3/3/22 12pm

Economics: Graduate Student Panel 

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Economics 3/3/22 1pm

Economics: Faculty Panel 

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Environmental Systems 2/24/22 1pm

ES: Alumni Panel

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Interdisciplinary Humanities 2/25/22 10am

IH: Center for Humanities Information Session

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Interdisciplinary Humanities 2/25/22 1pm

IH: Meeting with IH Leadership and Faculty Advisors 

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Physics 2/24/22 2pm

Physics: Meet the program chair with Dr. Chih-Chun Chien

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Physics 2/24/22 3pm

Physics: Roundtable with Current Graduate Students

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Physics 2/25/22 6pm

Physics: Graduate Student Social Hour

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Political Science  2/25/22 10am-11am

PoliSci: Meet the program chair with Dr. Brad LeVeck

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Political Science  2/25/22 12pm-2pm

PoliSci: One-on-One Meetings with the Faculty 

Drop by any of these Zoom waiting rooms and meet with a Political Science faculty member. Please note that you may have to wait in the waiting room if another student is speaking with the faculty member. Click here to view faculty Zoom rooms.

Quantitative & Systems Biology  2/24/22 11am

QSB: Meet the program chair with Dr. Chris Amemiya

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Quantitative & Systems Biology  2/25/22 4pm

QSB: Graduate Student Social Hour

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School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts 2/24/22 2pm

School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts Virtual Graduate Visitation Days Welcome

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Sociology  3/11/22 9:30am-10:30am

SOC: Meet the program chair with Dr. Irenee Beattie

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Sociology  3/11/22 10:45am-12pm

SOC: Faculty Panel 

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Sociology  3/11/22 1:30pm-2:30pm

SOC: Graduate Student Panel 

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Sociolgy  3/11/22 2:45pm-3:45pm

SOC: One-on-One Meetings with the Faculty

Sociology  3/11/22 4pm-4:30pm

SOC: One-on-One meetings with graduate student “Research Buddies” 

 

 

Contact Information: 

School of Engineering Graduate Staff: soe-grstaff@ucmerced.edu

School of Natural Sciences Graduate Staff: snsgradstaff@ucmerced.edu

School of Social Sciences Humanities & Art Graduate Staff: ssha.grad@ucmerced.edu

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