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Parents

Parents support their students during Move-In Weekend.

It has never been easier to stay connected with UC Merced. Parents and families have provided years of support and guidance to their children, and that often continues as students begin their journeys to adulthood in college.

Rufus Bobcat welcomes students and their families to campus.UC Merced has many online tools available for parents and families.

The Office of Financial Aid offers important resources to make college affordable, whether it’s federal, state or private aid. You can also access your student’s account.

You can sign up online to receive emergency alerts through the UCM Alerts system on your mobile phone and/or via email. 

The campus registrar’s site has a summary of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which grants students four specific rights.

The Students First Center has helpful resources for students and their families, as well as a list of important dates and deadlines.

The academics page has information about majors and minors, as well as graduate programs. The course catalog is also available online, as is the academic calendar.

The Calvin E. Bright Success Center provides academic advising and services to empower students to succeed in their academic and personal development.

The campus life section of UC Merced’s website features information about clubs and services on campus, as well as information about the surrounding region and what to see and do.

And if you want to see where your student is living and learning, Cat Cams provide live feeds so parents can see what’s happening across campus, including views of the Beginnings sculpture in the Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Quad and the main campus bridge along Scholars Lane.


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