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Programs and Life at UC Merced

Arts UC Merced Presents
Arts UC Merced Presents is a performance series open to UC Merced students, faculty and staff as well as the community of Merced featuring quality professional artists in range of programming that fulfills its mission to not only entertain but also educate and enrich.  The program also coordinates the annual "Bobcat Art Show" each spring featuring art created for UC Merced students, faculty and staff in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and photography/digital art. Visit 

UC Merced's CATSPOTS program - a community partnership that connects more than 85 area businesses with UC Merced Student Alumni Association members - fosters a relationship between our community and our university. A one-time $10 pledge will provide you with a Faculty/Staff CATSPOTS key fob good for use at all local CATSPOTS locations.  For more information visit UC Merced Student Alumni Association website.

Dining Services
Campus Dining Services provides high quality options to meet the culinary needs of the campus community.  Visit the Dining Services website for more information on dining options, events, catering, and the Summits Marketplace.

Early Childhood Education Center
The UC Merced Early Childhood Education Center provides a warm, interesting, nurturing and developmentally appropriate place where each child can explore and grow. Visit their site for more information or to apply for childcare.

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
It is the role of EH&S to facilitate a safe and healthful workplace by working in a collaborative manner with managers, supervisors, and employees to ensure effective implementation of safe work practices, adherence to environmental protection controls, and promoting a campus safety culture.  Visit the EH&S Website to learn about their programs including ErgoCAT and Illness/Injury Prevention.

Campus Life at UC Merced
Explore UC Merced, Explore the Area, Plan Your Visit

MyBill is the primary electronic payment collection site for UC Merced. The site collects for the campus departments for all services including student bills, sundry debtors and other service enterprises. You can also add “cash” to your CatCard for use at Dining, the Lantern Café and the bookstore. ePay is also where you can access tix2fun to order tickets for amusement parks and other attractions at a discount.

Joseph Gallo Recreation Center (Gym and more) 
Faculty and staff memberships are available for $35 per month.  Membership is on a month-to-month basis (no annual contract).  The faculty and staff membership provides full access to the entire recreation facility along with allowing the member to participate in Intramural Sports and receive member rates for Outdoor Adventure programs. Visit the Recreation website for more information, stop by the front desk at the Recreation Center, or email

Local Information Links
City of Merced
Merced County
Merced Visitor Services
My Merced

Merced Chamber of Commerce 
The Chamber is an organization of interested businesses in the Greater Merced Area that desires the promotion of economic vitality for Merced County.

Merced College
Merced College is a great place to advance your education.

Other Great Links
Bank Discount Programs
Benefits Extras (such as auto/renter/homeowner insurance, legal insurance, and more!)

Find out everything you need to know about UC Merced’s growing Recycling Program, along with the benefits of waste reduction on-campus, off-campus, and within our community in general.  The recycle website will give you the tools necessary to participate in and stay knowledgeable about taking care of our environment through recycling and waste reduction.   

Staff Assembly           
The UC Merced Staff Assembly is officially recognized by the Office of the Chancellor as an independent advisory body to the university administration on issues of concern to staff.   The purpose of the Staff Assembly is to promote effective communication between campus employees, to participate in decision-making on issues and matters of interest to staff, to foster professional contacts and mentoring among staff, to recognize and celebrate the rich diversity of backgrounds and contributions that staff offer in support of the university's mission, and to encourage professional growth and advancement.

UC Merced Staff Assembly is a voluntary staff organization that is open to all non-student staff employees. Membership is free of charge.  To get involved, staff may opt-in and complete the volunteer form.

United Way      
Our campus goal is to increase participation among faculty, staff and students and increase the awareness of the needs in our community. Through payroll deduction you can give just a few dollars out of each paycheck and over a year’s time it will add up and have a significant impact on the lives of those that need it most.   Please visit the UC Merced United Way Campaign websitefor more information.

University Library
Not what other research libraries are, what they will be. Visit the UC Merced Library website for hours, meeting-room scheduling, and to see what is currently on display.