You Matter

Students credit our supportive professors and staff for making the difference in their academic success.

Cause for Celebration

Nothing compares to the sense of accomplishment that comes from earning your degree.

A Lasting Bond

Students leave UC Merced with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Ready for the Future

Whether it’s academia or the workforce, our students leave here with the skills necessary for success.

Sweet Success

Commencement is the culmination of years of focus, and is an exciting time for graduates and their families.

Achieve your Dream

Your university experience shapes who you are now and who you will become.


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Commencement 2017 - May 13 and 14

More information will become available as Commencement weekend approaches.

Please check your UC Merced email regularly for updates.

UC Merced Alma Mater


“My Merced” Lyrics
(Music and lyrics by Jimmy Dunne)

In the soil a dream was planted
In the rich earth, just a seed
The ground was tilled so tenderly
To cultivate – the best in me

And the seed grew to a garden
As far as I can see
She welcomed me with open arms
That gave life to my dreams

Her lantern’s light
Shines so bright
For the world to see

My Merced, UC Merced
My Merced…
From a seed