Snacks for Scholars is a semesterly event that began in the fall of 2021 and has already served 1600+ students. It is held on campus for two days each semester shortly before finals -- one day on the Academic Walk on the "lower" half of campus, and one day on Scholars Lane, near the library. During those days, all UC Merced students from first year students to graduate students are invited to stop by and grab a snack on their way to study for finals! They will find a wide variety from fresh fruit to salty snacks to heatable treats like popcorn, varying each day.
The Spring 2023 dates were Tuesday and Wednesday, May 2nd and 3rd. Our goal was to feed 1500 students over the two days, and we came close, with 1324 individual students passing through!