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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.


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. 

Download the UC Merced app to stay current with information about campus events, access our campus directory, resources and much more. To download the app, use the links below to download the appropriate version for your device:
Android devices or iOS devices.

After installing the app, open it and select "University of California Merced" from the list. The app will then take you to the home screen, with a picture of the Kooligan Library as the background. 

Introducing the UC Merced Future Bobcat Coloring Book! Get creative with our printable activity sheets, perfect for future Bobcats. This family friendly activity is great for all ages. Share photos of your future Bobcats with their creations and tag us so we can spread the Bobcat spirit. Find the coloring book here: Future Bobcat Coloring Book

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.

Building the Future