Graduate and Research Orientation Week (GROW)

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.

The schedule includes sessions that provide practical information concerning the resources of departments and programs, the graduate groups, the University and Merced, as well as social events that offer students a chance to make new friends and to build community.  The activities listed in the orientation calendar are open to all new graduate students.  Events are free, and all require advance registration.

GROW is August 11 - August 23, 2016.

The registration deadline for GROW is Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 12:00pm.  

New Student Checklist

GROW Schedule

Campuswide Calendar of Events

GROW Learning Outcomes

GROW Committee Roster

GROW Registration is currently closed. Please contact gradlife@ucmerced.edu with any questions.



Please contact Graduate Student Services at 209.228.4621 with any questions or concerns regarding GROW or your transition to graduate study at UC Merced.