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University Friends Circle enhances strong relationships between University of California Merced and communities of the Central Valley through programs that promote social and intellectual interaction. University Friends Circle raises funds to support UC Merced endowed scholarships and a Student Impact Fund (SIF) that supports projects and student organizations that significantly contribute to UC Merced student success. University Friends Circle is open to all who support the mission and activities of the organization.

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University Friends Circle is a dues-based organization. For just $50 per year, you will receive a monthly newsletter, membership directory, discounted luncheon program rates, and special invitations to UC Merced events. Click here to join now!

Attend an Event

Monthly luncheon programs feature an outstanding UC Merced faculty member who shares about their research and the real societal impact. Throughout the year, UFC organizes additional events, including an annual scholarship reception and athletics tailgate parties.

Support our Efforts

We strive to support UC Merced students through our fundraising efforts, which include the UFC Endowed Scholarship and Student Impact Fund.

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Featured News

November 15, 2019

Professor Yue ‘Jessica’ Wang, with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, the 25th recipient from...

November 13, 2019
Students, faculty and staff members will step up to the microphone and share lessons from their lives during UC Merced’s inaugural "The Spoken Experience" storytelling event on Thursday,...
November 13, 2019

A new electronic workflow system for tenure-track faculty merit reviews is modernizing and eventually replacing a tedious, time-consuming and paper-heavy process at UC Merced. After a two-year pilot...

Events and Happenings


Downtown Campus Center, 105/106

If you've considered teaching K-12 but think you have to hold a baccalaureate in education to do so, here's some great news: You can hold a degree...

Classroom and Office Building 2, 295

Join us Nov. 25 as Dr. Elizabeth Dzeng, a physician and sociologist at UCSF School of Medicine, gives a lecture as part of the Center for the...