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GROW 2019

Graduate Research Orientation Week (GROW)

Graduate Research Orientation Week (GROW) encompasses a number of workshops, programs and events held at the beginning of each academic year to provide new incoming students with an opportunity to take care of important pre-enrollment tasks and to learn about UC Merced and the Merced community.

GROW is currently scheduled to begin on Aug. 15, 2019. Sessions running from Aug. 15-19, 2019 are mandatory for all incoming students and the remaining sessions are dependent upon school and graduate group. As the date approaches, we will provide specific schedules and information. You must register for GROW no later than Friday, July 26, 2019 by noon (12 p.m.).

Download a GROW schedule here: grow_schedule_v.11.pdf and a GROW campus map here: campus_map_2019_with_locations.pdf 




More important GROW information can be found below:

New Student Checklist

Microteaching Language Evaluation Information

School of Engineering Orientation Information 

School of Natural Sciences Orientation Information

Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning Orientation Information 


Contact Information:

For general GROW related questions, please contact


Natural Sciences:

Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts: