What you need to know


ASCEND is an event to help all FIRST-YEAR and TRANSFER STUDENTS transition to UC Merced. All first-year and transfer students will participate in the traditional bridge crossing on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, take a class photo, and will have the opportunity to engage with their schools during receptions immediately following.

The ASCEND New Student Success Workshops are designed for new first-year and transfer students. These specially designed workshops are presented during Welcome Week and the first 6 weeks of classes. Students receive information, tips and resources to help ensure a smooth transition from high school or community college and provide a foundation for a successful first year at UC Merced.