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 Fall 2023 dates were Tuesday and Wednesday, December 5th and 6th, from 11:30am to 1:30pm. We were on Scholars Lane in front of the Library on Tuesday and then on the Academic Walk on Wednesday. We fed 1352 students over the two days! You are invited to volunteer for this event in Spring.