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    University of California Merced
  Nov 22, 2017
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Students First Center

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Kolligian Library 122
Phone: 209-228-7178 (CATS-1ST)

What is the Students First Center?

The Students First Center (SFC) is UC Merced’s one-stop shop for enrollment services. Students, staff, faculty and guests can contact the SFC for assistance with Admissions, Financial Aid, and Registrar related services. SFC staff are cross trained in all areas of enrollment services and work closely with various departments across campus to provide appropriate referrals when necessary.

How Can I Access Students First Center Services?

You can reach the SFC by phone at (209) 228-7178 (CATS-1ST), by email at, in person in Kolligian Library 122, or at our website Voicemail and email are responded to within 24 - 48 hours (unless it is a weekend or the campus is closed).

For your convenience the SFC website is your virtual one stop shop and provides access to our chat service. Some of the topics featured on the SFC website include: important announcements, upcoming dates and deadlines, FAQs for some of your more complex inquiries and links to our social media accounts.

Students come first at UC Merced and at the SFC. Stop by and see how easy it can be to receive the assistance you need!