Preview Day at UC Merced Offers Prospective Students a Taste of Campus Life

MERCED - When it comes to choosing the right college campus, seeing is believing. That's why the University of California, Merced, hosts Preview Dayeach fall.

The annual open house - on Saturday, Oct. 17 this year -- allows high school and community college students, and their families, the opportunity to learn about UC Merced and see everything the campus has to offer in a single day.

"UC Merced offers a student experience like no other university," said Alejandro Delgadillo, associate director of admissions and outreach. "Preview Day gives prospective students the chance to experience our campus even before they apply."

Open to anyone interested in learning more about UC Merced, Preview Day features free food, academic presentations, workshops and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about majors in the university's three schools - Engineering; Natural Sciences; and Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. A student panel will share their thoughts on life at UC Merced. There will also be representatives from admissionsand financial aidto help prospective studentsand their families understand the application process.

The priority filing period for fall 2010 admission to the University of California is Nov. 1 through 30. Prospective students can begin the application process online now by visiting admissions.ucmerced.edu, saving the application to submit in November.

Preview Day runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For information: admissions.ucmerced.edu/preview-dayor (209) 228-4682.

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