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In alignment with the Division of Student Affairs’ aspirational goals ( transformational, inclusive, impactful and nimble ) and UC Merced’s strategic initiatives for 2020, Graduate Student Services (GSS) provides professional advancement services, intellectual community programs, networking and community life events and public service learning opportunities to improve the student experience, academic success and retention of graduate students.

 
Partnering with academic units and students to create programs and services is critical. Engaging in a collaborative approach, GSS partners with theCouncil for Graduate Student Affairs and the Graduate Student Association to ensure its strategic plan improves the student experience, academic success and retention of graduate students.


Graduate and Research Orientation Week (GROW) is a one-week period of activities and programs held at the beginning of each academic year to provide students with an opportunity to take care of important pre-enrollment tasks and to learn about UC Merced and the Merced community.All new students are expected to participate in GROW and all sessions are required unless you are notified otherwise. Please click here to access orientation information, the new student checklist, GROW registration, and more.


Campuswide Workshop and Event Calendar