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Mission

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 his or her 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 deserving UC Merced students through our fundraising efforts, which include the UFC Endowed Scholarship and Student Impact Fund.

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Featured News

Outgoing Chancellor Dorothy Leland cut the ribbon to signify the opening of the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project.
August 19, 2019

Two simple words, “Leland Legacy,” captured the significance of Wednesday’s opening event for the second phase of the Merced 2020 Project, an event that doubled as a goodbye and thank you to outgoing...

a thermal map of the world
August 13, 2019

The American media lends too much weight to people who dismiss climate change, giving them legitimacy they haven’t earned, posing serious danger to efforts aimed at raising public awareness and...

A grant from the Henry Luce Foundation is already making an impact on the Merced area through humanities community-engaged scholarship.
August 8, 2019

Since his undergraduate days in Environmental Studies at Humboldt State University, Ivan Soto has aspired to produce research with a positive impact on the public — not just to benefit the academic...

Events and Happenings

Aug
26

Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, 101

We are kicking off the new school year with our annual open house! Come by to meet staff, grab a snack, meet international students and study abroad...
Sep
04

Downtown Campus Center

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...