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Welcome to the Office of Student Life!

The Office of Student Life is here to encourage involvement in campus life, support student initiatives and serve as a primary liaison for students. Education happens both inside and outside the classroom and a successful college career includes social as well as intellectual development. Invest in your own success by getting involved!

Office of Student Life   |   5200 N. Lake Road   |   184 Kolligian Library   |   Merced, CA 95343   |   Phone: 209-228-5433
"Without the Office of Student Life, events would just be ideas" ~ James Hatten, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Student Life.
Mission Statement

The Office of Student Life inspires and empowers UC Merced students to become transformational leaders of positive social change.

Vision Statement

Guided by the principles of identity, integrity and involvement, the Office of Student Life at UC Merced implements innovative co-curricular student-centered programs and services that support the University’s academic mission and connect students with resources and opportunities for social, intellectual and personal development.


At the Center of It All


There are more than 160 clubs and organizations with opportunities to build confidence in abilities, practice teamwork and more.


Customer service and community service are critical to OSL. More than 10 staff members and 20 student interns provide excellent customer service through support and encouragement. Community service occurs throughout Merced County to promote engaged citizenship and for students to give back.

Social Justice

OSL provides opportunities to explore diversity and appreciation of human differences, along with sense of self and impact on others.