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Graduate Visitation Weekend 2019

UC Merced Graduate Division



The 2019 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.


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
Materials and Biomaterials Science and Engineering
Management of Complex Systems
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Biological Engineering
Environmental Systems
Mechanical Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Applied Mathematics
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Quantitative and Systems Biology
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Interdisciplinary Humanities

2019 Graduate Visitation Weekend Schedule


7:30am – 12:00pm

**Shuttle Schedule

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

8:30am - 4pm

School/Graduate Groups Specific Activities

School of Engineering

School of Natural Sciences

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Welcome Reception at Leo & Dottie Kolligian Library, Room 355

6:00pm  - 7:30pm

**Shuttle Schedule

Drops offs to downtown Merced, or designated hotels only


8:00am - 10:45am

**Shuttle Schedule

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

9:30 - 10:30am

10:30 - 11:30am

Various Campus Tours (happening simultaneously)

Wave Demo

Vernal Pools Hike (wear appropriate shoes and dress warmly)

General Campus Tour

11:30am - 1:00pm

Graduate Student and Visiting Scholar BBQ

Located on the Boardwalk in the new dining area

Graduate Group Specific Agendas **Will be updated as the date approaches, please continue to check back. 

Additional Resources

Campus Directions and Maps

UC Merced Virtual Tour

Things to do in Merced

UC Merced News

For more information on a particular program, contact the school’s coordinator:


School of Engineering

Graduate Staff

School of Natural Sciences

Graduate Staff

School of Social Sciences Humanities & Art

Graduate Staff

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