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About the Office of Student Involvement

UC Merced Office of Student Life staff

Welcome to the Office of Student Life at UC Merced

The Office of Student Life (OSL) is here to encourage involvement in campus life, support student initiatives and serve as a primary liaison to students. Through the coordination of activities, events, workshops, lecture and trips, the Office of Student Life works to create an out-of-the-classroom experience that develops the whole student. Education happens both inside and outside the classroom and a successful college career includes social as well as intellectual development.
The Office of Student Life has nine programmatic areas of focus to provide education and support for the student co-curricular experience. Those focus areas are social justice initiatives, clubs and organizations, student government, activities and events, fraternity and sorority life, women's programs and student conduct. Annually, the Office of Student Life coordinates and co-sponsors more than 500 programs and events to engage, excite and educate UC Merced students, staff and faculty members and Merced community members.
OSL events include the Race for the Cure, Pride Week, Poetry Jam, Family Weekend, Welcome Week, Be a Better Member Week, Club Fairs, Women's History Month,  Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Associated Students Elections and the Moneywise Bobcat Institute just to name a few.
With nearly 200 registered student clubs and organizations active at UC Merced (and new clubs forming), students have an endless array of opportunities to get involved. Currently, registered clubs and organizations plan more than 300 events a year on and off campus. If student involvement is what you're looking for, you have come to the right place.
I encourage you to browse the OSL site and get familiar with the many resources available for students. We are always interested in providing new and exciting educational, cultural and social events for students, so we welcome your thoughts, feedback and ideas. We would also love to see you at an upcoming Office of Student Life event, so please come out and get involved in student life at UC Merced.
If you have questions or feedback, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us at 209-CAT-LIFE (228-5433) or email
Again, the Office of Student Life welcomes you to UC Merced!

Le'Trice Curl
Director, Student Life and Conduct