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Recruitment & Outreach Events

Join us at any of our recruitment and outreach events, to learn more about our innovative graduate programs and meet one of our admission professionals. You can also join our mailing list or email us for more information.

Upcoming Information Session Webinars & Live Chats

All webinar and live chat start times are Pacific Standard Time

Ask a Faculty! Virtual Information Sessions

What do faculty look for in future graduate students? How can you make your grad application stand out?

Join us for one of our "Ask a Faculty" webinars and get the answers to your questions and more! Connect with UC Merced's faculty and learn about graduate study opportunities during an information session and Q&A.

Ask a Faculty! Virtual Information Sessions

Chemistry & Biochemistry Information Session

Connect with UC Merced's Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty and learn about graduate study opportunities during this 1-hour webinar and Q&A. 

Hosted by Dr. Christine Isborn & Dr. Shahar Sukenik

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Public Health Information Session

Connect with UC Merced's Public Health faculty and learn about graduate study opportunities during this 30-minute webinar and Q&A. 

Hosted by Dr. Sidra Goldman-Mellor

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Materials & Biomaterials Science & Engineering Information Session

Connect with UC Merced's MBSE faculty and learn about graduate study opportunities during this 1-hour webinar and Q&A. 

Hosted by Dr. Sarah Kurtz

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Physics Information Session

Connect with UC Merced's Physics faculty and learn about graduate study opportunities during this 1-hour webinar and Q&A. 

Hosted by Dr. Chih-Chun Chien

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Psychological Sciences Information Session

Connect with UC Merced's Psychological Sciences faculty and learn about graduate study opportunities during this 1-hour webinar and Q&A. 

Hosted by Dr. Martin Haggar & Dr. Rose Scott

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Quantitative & Systems Biology Information Session

Connect with UC Merced's QSB faculty and learn about graduate study opportunities during this 1-hour webinar and Q&A. 

Hosted by Dr. Jessica Blois & Dr. Fred Wolf

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Sociology Information Session

Connect with UC Merced's Sociology faculty and learn about graduate study opportunities during this webinar and Q&A. 

Hosted by Dr. Nella Van Dyke

 

 

Navigating the Path to Graduate School: Resources for Success at UC Merced

Choosing an institution to pursue graduate studies can be tricky. First, you may look for the right academic program or the perfect faculty advisor but there are also other factors to consider when choosing where to apply. Factors like funding, cost of living, institution support and community support. That is why we have created the “Navigating the Path to Graduate School: Resources for Success at UC Merced” webinar series.

Join a session and learn more about how UC Merced supports our graduate students!

Navigating the Path to Graduate School
Virtual Information Sessions

Funding your Graduate Student Journey

Connect with UC Merced's Graduate Funding team and learn about the different types of graduate student funding at UC Merced. During this webinar and Q&A, our team will cover topics such as teaching assistantship positions, graduate student researcher positions, fellowships, and the different types of funding opportunities for master's and doctoral students.

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Resources and Support for Grad Student Success

Connect with UC Merced's Graduate Resources team and learn about how UC Merced supports our graduate students from the first day of their graduate student journey and beyond!

During this session will cover resources such as: 
Competitive Edge Summer Bridge
Graduate Division Peer Mentorship Program
Campus Tutoring Services
Basic Needs and Food Security 
Health, Wellness and Counseling Support Services

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Graduate Studies at UC Merced Information Session

Connect with UC Merced's Graduate Recruitment team and learn about graduate study opportunities at UC Merced. During this webinar and Q&A, our team will share how you can successfully prepare for your application for Fall 2023 admission.

Hosted by UC Merced Graduate Recruitment

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Navigating Grad School as an Undocumented, DACA or AB540 Student

During this webinar, our presenters will share insights and resources for navigating graduate school as an undocumented, DACA, or AB540 student. This session will feature a Q&A so attendees can join in on the conversation and have their questions answered.

Hosted by UC Merced Graduate Recruitment

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Exploring Diversity & Inclusion at UC Merced

During this webinar and Q&A, our team will share how UC Merced is committed to building a diverse and inclusive graduate student body. During this session we will cover topics such as: 

Student Experience for First-generation Students
Multicultural Campus Centers, Clubs and Organizations
LGBTQ+ Resources & Initiatives
Support for Grad Students with Families

Hosted by UC Merced Graduate Recruitment

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Graduate Admissions: Virtual Application Workshops & Application Deadline Live Chats

Join the UC Merced Graduate Admissions team during our application workshops and live chats. During these sessions you will receive guidance on how to successfully submit your graduate school application.

Date Time Event Information
December 12, 2022 7pm-8pm

UC Merced Graduate Application Workshop

Connect with UC Merced's graduate admissions staff during this 1 hour webinar and Q&A. Our team will share advice and assistance on how to complete a successful UC Merced graduate application.

Register Here

December 15, 2022 5pm-8pm

UC Merced Graduate Application Assistance Live Chat

Join the live chat to ask one of our reps for assistance while completing your application before the December 15th priority deadline.

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December 19, 2022 4pm-5pm

Graduate Studies at UC Merced Information Session

Connect with UC Merced's Graduate Recruitment team and learn about graduate study opportunities at UC Merced. During this webinar and Q&A, our team will share how you can successfully prepare for your application for Fall 2023 admission.

Hosted by UC Merced Graduate Recruitment

Register Here

January 12, 2023 7pm-8pm

UC Merced Graduate Application Workshop

Connect with UC Merced's graduate admissions staff during this 1 hour webinar and Q&A. Our team will share advice and assistance on how to complete a successful UC Merced graduate application.

Register Here

January 15, 2023 8pm-12am

UC Merced Graduate Application Assistance Live Chat

Join the live chat to ask one of our reps for assistance while completing your application before the January 15th deadline.

Join Here

Catch Us on the Road!

Upcoming UC Merced Graduate Division Outreach Events

Date Time Event
10/4/22 11am-2pm

UC Merced Grad Fair 

10/4/22 11am-2pm

CSU Northridge Grad Fair

10/20/22 11am-2pm

San Jose State Grad Fair

10/20/22 10am-2pm

UC Santa Barbara Grad Fair

10/26/22 10am-2pm

UC Davis Grad Fair 

10/27-10/28 View Schedule

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference

San Juan, PR

10/27/22 10am-2pm

CSU East Bay Grad Fair

11/2/22 11am-3pm UC Santa Cruz Grad Fair
11/3/22 1pm-3pm CSU Bakersfield Grad Fair 
11/5/22 12pm-2pm

California Diversity Forum for Graduate Education

Long Beach, CA

11/8/22 11am-2pm Sacramento State Grad Fair 
11/10-11/12 View Schedule

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) 

Anaheim, CA

11/18/22 TBD

Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)

Pepperdine Univeristy - Malibu, CA

 

If you have questions, please contact us at grad@ucmerced.edu