What you need to know


ASCEND is a two-day event for FIRST-YEAR and TRANSFER STUDENTS. All first-year and transfer students must attend the mandatory sessions scheduled for Monday, August 21, 2017.

The primary purpose of these workshops is to provide you with advice and information that will help you make a smooth transition from high school or community college to UC Merced. Take advantage of the information being provided to you. We know the difference between a successful student and a struggling student and we want you to be a successful student who, in just a few years, will graduate from UC Merced. 

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 all first-year and transfer students will participate in UC Merced’s traditional bridge crossing and have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff!