Jun 15, 2021  
2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Message from the Chancellor


Dear Students,

I am delighted to welcome you to UC Merced, the 10th campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. UC Merced is an academically competitive research university that offers an intimate campus atmosphere where both undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to engage in research with faculty members who are nationally recognized scholars. Congratulations for choosing to participate in this very special learning environment.

At UC Merced, you will acquire knowledge and skills through classroom and lab instruction, participation with faculty in cutting edge research and the discovery of new knowledge that benefits society, and engagement in community-based service learning activities. Internships, cultural programs, leadership opportunities and a broad range of other co-curricular activities will complement the learning that takes place inside the classroom and laboratories. This unique academic synergy, coupled with a commitment to inclusive excellence and interdisciplinary learning, equips students to address the complex challenges facing the world today. The faculty, administration and staff are truly dedicated to student success.

The campus is set against the backdrop of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains and offers many recreational and cultural opportunities. The attractive UC Merced campus features state-of-the art facilities and a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, including the use of alternative energy. As a UC Merced student, you will join faculty, staff and alumni who are proud to be national leaders in innovation.

We are excited that you have chosen UC Merced to further your educational and professional goals, and I am thrilled to serve as Chancellor at the same time that you begin your university career. I look forward to making your acquaintance and that of your family.

Dorothy Leland