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Lunch Program and Events

One of the hallmarks of University Friends Circle’s programming is our monthly luncheons featuring outstanding UC Merced professors or local Merced area subject experts.

Luncheons are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month during the academic year, October through April. Members are encouraged to attend and are invited to bring guests who may be interested in that month’s topic or in a future membership in UFC.

Each May, the Annual Meeting and Scholarship and Awards Reception are held jointly. This is a wonderful opportunity for members to meet the recipients of the UFC Scholarship and Community Service Award and engage with the students who directly benefit from UFC’s fundraising efforts.

In addition to monthly luncheons, members are invited to participate in a variety of special events and initiatives. This includes the annual UC Intercampus Trip, UC Merced athletic events, and participation in the UFC Book Club.