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School of Natural Sciences

Graduate Orientation Week

Welcome to UC Merced's Natural Sciences Graduate Programs! 

Graduate Research Orientation Week (GROW) is a week-long event involving a number of workshops, programs and events. GROW is held at the beginning of each academic year to prepare incoming graduate students for their time at UC Merced. 

GROW for the Fall 2021 semester will be from August 16th through August 20th, where students are expected to attend in-person trainings and online trainings via CatCourses. In anticipation of GROW, we send out email campaigns to provide information about life on-campus, requirements for Fall, and campus resources.

To find these Pre-GROW email campaigns, the GROW schedule, or resources about campus life, check out the pages on the left. 

To register for GROW, click the GROW button to the left by July 30th to start your preparation as a UC Merced graduate student.