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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 20, 2014. You will start on August 11 at 8:00am by checking in at the welcome center in the Classroom and Office Building, 102, at which time staff will answer questions and distribute orientation information packets. Breakfast will be provided.

The registration deadline for GROW is Friday, August 01 at 12:00pm.  

New Student Checklist                                        GROW Schedule        


   GROW Registration                                        Calendar of Events 


Grad Forum                                                   Follow UC Merced Gradlife



GROW Learning Outcomes                                              GROW Survey



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.