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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 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

February 27, 2020

Breakthrough collaborative science by an interdisciplinary team of researchers brought together by computational biology Professor David Ardell promises a new approach for treating all types of...

Psychological Sciences Ph.D. student Maria Ramirez Loyola is working to understand why some people are better equipped than others to handle stressful experiences.
February 26, 2020

From a young age, Maria Ramirez Loyola has been fascinated by the trait of resiliency. Her mother escaped an abusive marriage and fled from Mexico to the U.S. with two small children in tow. Ramirez...

Psychological Sciences Ph.D. student Maria Ramirez Loyola is working to understand why some people are better equipped than others to handle stressful experiences.
February 26, 2020

From a young age, Maria Ramirez Loyola has been fascinated by the trait of resiliency. Her mother escaped an abusive marriage and fled from Mexico to the U.S. with two small children in tow. Ramirez...

Events and Happenings

Mar
02

California Room

Five Sierra Nevada Research Institute scientists will present their work on climate change solutions at "Research Contributions Addressing Climate...
Mar
03

Off Campus, The Branding Iron restaurant, 640 16th St., Merced

"Increasing Scientific Literacy in the Central Valley," featuring UC Merced biology graduate students, is this month's UFC lunch program. You will...
Mar
04

Joseph Edward Gallo Recreation and Wellness Center

All UC Merced students are encouraged to participate in the Research Week Showcase to present their research conducted at the institution to the...
Mar
05

The Pavilion, NA

During Research Week, RadioBio -- a graduate student-run podcast that discusses biology from molecules to ecosystems -- wanted to showcase the lives...