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Graduate Visitation Weekend 2020


About Graduate Visitation Weekend

The 2020 Graduate Visitation Weekend is an excellent opportunity for prospective graduate students to engage with the UC Merced graduate community.

At the two-day event, you will have the opportunity to:

- Meet world-class faculty in your interested field of study.

- Network with current UC Merced graduate students.

- Meet other prospective students.

- Explore research and funding opportunities at our campus.

- Visit state-of-the art UC Merced research facilities and labs.

- Introduce yourself to our academic administrators.

- Explore our campus.

- Visit Merced and the surrounding community.


Registration Information

To register, or for additional information regarding your graduate group specific visit, please find and click on the graduate group link below.

School of Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Applied Mathematics
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Quantitative and Systems Biology
**Please contact SNS Grad Staff at
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

General Schedule Information 

2020 Graduate Visitation Weekend Schedule


7:30am - 10am

**Shuttle Schedule

Pick up from designated hotels to UC Merced (Every 20 minutes)

Varies by group -

Check with support staff

School/Graduate Groups Specific Activities

School of Engineering

School of Natural Sciences

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Welcome Reception at Engineering Walk - SE2 Solar Breezeway

5:30pm  - 7:00pm

**Shuttle Schedule

Drops offs to downtown Merced, or designated hotels only


8:30am - 10am

11am - dropoffs are complete 

**Shuttle Schedule

Pick up from desginated hotels to UC Merced  (Every 20 Minutes)

9:00am - 10:30am

Breakfast Served - KL 155, Koligian Library, 1st Floor Lantern 

9:30 - 11:30am


Campus Tours at 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am and 11am

Vernal Pools Tour at 9:30am and 10:30am

**Please wear comfortable shoes for both walks


Graduate Group Specific Agendas

Applied Mathematics (AM): applied_mathematics_2020_gvw_agenda.pdf

Bioengineering (BIO E): 2020_gvw_agenda_bioe.pdf

Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CCB): gvw_2020_ccb_agenda.pdf

Cognitive and Information Sciences (CIS): cis_graduate_visitation_weekend_agenda_2020.pdf

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS): 2020_gvw_agenda_eecs.pdf

Environmental Systems (ES): 2020_grad_visitation_weekend_es.pdf

Interdisciplinary Humanities (IH): graduate_visitation_ih_program_2020.pdf

Management of Complex Systems (MCS): 2020_gvw_agenda_mcs.pdf

Materials and Biomaterials Science Engineering (MBSE): 2020_gvw_agenda_mbse.pdf

Physics: gvw_2020_phys_agenda.pdf

Political Sciences (POLI): gvw_political_science_schedule_ssha_version.pdf

Public Health (PH): public_health_grad_visit_weekend_schedule.pdf

Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB): qsb_2020_gvw_draft_agenda.pdf



Contact Information 

General Graduate Visitation Weekend Information and Questions

Jennifer Quiralte

School of Engineering

Graduate Staff

School of Natural Sciences

Graduate Staff

School of Social Sciences Humanities & Art

Graduate Staff


Additional Resources

Campus Directions and Maps

UC Merced Virtual Tour

Things to do in Merced

UC Merced News


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