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Annual Events

Each academic year, the Success Mentor Program provides various programs and initiatives to support first-year students in their transition to life at UC Merced. With a wide range of useful and helpful topics, these initiatives are designed to foster skill development, connect students with one another and develop Bobcat pride.



The Success Mentor Program recently launched peer led workshops to provide opportunities for UC Merced undergraduates to expand their knowledge and skills academically and socially. Topics addressed at these workshops are designed to address prominent topics for students in their first year at UC Merced but the content is appropriate for all grade levels.


Topics from the 2018-2019 academic year include:

  • Budgeting
  • Homesickness, Balancing Family Life with School
  • Sucess Skills & Time Mangement
  • Professionalism
  • Wellness
  • Becoming Independent
  • Job Searching
  • and more!


Paint your Future! 


Annual Events

Below are a couple of our traditional events that are usually held every year. SMP hosts additional events throughout each semester.

Winter Social


This past November, the Success Mentor Program held a Winter Social Gathering where the success mentors and mentees were able to socialize, enjoy delicious food, and participate in fun activities. This is an opportunity where mentors and mentees are able to showcase their appreciation for all their hard work.














End of the Year Mentor Mentee Picnic Social


The Success Mentor Program had so much fun under the sun at the End of the Year Mentor Mentee Picnic Social hosted at Lake Yosemite. This event was a great stress reliever for Mentors and Mentees filled with delicious food, fun sport activites, board games, bonding and creating precious memories. 


There was also a friendly Volleyball game where the between the Mentors and Mentees where the Mentees were successful in taking the win!


End of Year - Cheers to You

As the weather changes in late spring and the academic year comes towards a close, the Success Mentor Program hosts an annual lunch to close out the academic year. This is an opportunity for Mentors to celebrate their mentee's successful completetion of their first year at UC Merced! 

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