ASCEND Schedule

The ASCEND New Student Success Workshops are designed to provide a foundation for a successful first year at UC Merced. Students are encouraged to attend one session of each of the following workshops: Time Management, Bobcat 101, and Goal Setting. Below is the schedule for ASCEND 2019.

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Workshop Times Location
Time Management 9 AM, 10 AM, &11 AM COB 105
Bobcat 101 9 AM, 10 AM, &11 AM COB 102
Goal Setting 9 AM, 10 AM, &11 AM COB2 130
So You Want to Be a Health Professional...? 1 PM SSB 170
Classroom Tour & Ice Cream 2 PM COB2 Quad- Social Justice Plaza
T-Shirt Distribution 2 PM - 6 PM Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center


*Social Justice Plaza - aka, the area between Kolligian Library (KL) and Classroom and Office Building 2 (COB2)

*Don't Forget to Pick-up your FREE UC Merced Journey t-shirt in the Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center between 2 PM - 6 PM (be sure to wear your t-shirt for the Bridge Crossing and Class Photo tradition on TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019)




Event / Workshop Times Location

Staging for Bridge Crossing

*Please arrive at the Dining Pavilion by 8:30 a.m. for check-in.

8:30 AM Dining Pavilion (Grass Area)
Chancellor's Welcome 9:00 AM Dining Pavilion
Bridge Crossing 9:15 AM Departing from Dining Pavilion
Class Photo 9:30 AM Carol-Tomlinson Keasey (CTK) Quad
Time Management Workshop 10 AM COB 105
Bobcat 101 Workshop 10 AM & 11 AM COB 102
Goal Setting Workshop 10 AM & 11 AM COB2 110
Classroom Tour & Ice Cream 11:30 AM & 2 PM COB2 Quad- Social Justice Plaza


Please plan to get to campus early.  Click here for information about bus routes and schedules.


Information about workshops can be found by clicking on ASCEND Workshops.