Student Den Digest
Dear Students,

The University of California, Merced is excited to announce the Student Den program for continuing students!

New this academic year, the program will provide diverse opportunities for you to further develop your network with your colleagues, continue to engage with resources of a world-class research university, and connect to the vibrant community of students, faculty, and staff at the heart of the UC Merced experience.

Toward these ends, the Den program will bring opportunities to develop:


Build the relationships that are core to the UC Merced experience
Lifelong Learning
Encourage intellectual curiosity and inquiry


Learn about and access the campus resources available to all Bobcats

Create spaces for social interaction, engagement, accountability and leadership

Please complete a Student Den Preferences Survey which be used to assign you to a den Your responses on this survey will be used to help assign you to a small group of peers to engage with throughout the semester. Survey responses are due by midnight on 8/10/2020.

As you prepare for Fall 2020, you will need access to a computer with webcam and reliable internet to complete coursework. If you need assistance going online, we have technology resources available to help students prepare for the fall semester. Visit to learn more.

We are excited for you to start your Fall semester and are committed to ensuring your continued success throughout your educational journey at UC Merced. We look forward to sharing more about the Student Den program in the coming weeks. Thank you for your partnership as we continue to plan for a successful 2020-2021 academic year and beyond.


Charles Nies, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor
Student Affairs

Sarah Frey, Ph.D.

Vice Provost and Dean
Undergraduate Education
Student Den Program