UC Merced graduates have a tradition of giving a gift to the university upon graduation. When students and alumni support their class gift, they send the message that they believe in UC Merced.
Check out our class gift archive below. Some funds are still accepting donations - don't miss your chance to contribute to your class's legacy.
It's time to show your support! We encourage our graduates to make gifts of $20.14 in honor of their class year. It doesn't matter how much you give, but that you show your support of your alma mater at this milestone moment.
The Class of 2013 selected to support Outdoor Recreation at UC Merced, encouraging our students to get outside, get moving and explore the natural beauty of the Central and Yosemite Valleys around campus. The Office of Athletics and Recreation will soon announce the project that will be funded by this gift; stay tuned!
See a list of 2013 class gift donors.
The Class of 2012 chose to provide much needed Wi-Fi Internet access at outdoor campus locations starting with the Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Quadrangle at UC Merced. This gift will allow students to bring their laptops and iPads outside to study during some of Merced's beautiful fall, spring, and yes, even summer weather.
See a list of 2012 class gift donors.
The Class of 2011 selected to raise funds for an endowed scholarship. This scholarship gift will make an important impact in the lives of the class's future scholarship recipients. The Class of 2011 is only $2,000 away from reaching their goal of an endowed scholarship fund.
See a list of 2011 class gift donors.
The Class of 2010 selected to raise funds for flags representing each of UC Merced's schools - SSHA, Natural Sciences and Engineering, as well as the Graduate Division. The flags were first used in Commencement 2012. As UC Merced adds more schools in the future, more flags will be needed.
See a list of 2010 class gift donors.
The Class of 2009 raised more than $60,000 through the Little Lake Park Amphitheater Campaign. Donations, combined with a generous donation from ASUCM, financed the first phase of the Little Lake Park Amphitheater.
The Class of 2008 raised money to design the University Mace, which is used at university ceremonies including commencement. The University Mace, designed by local wood worker Pope Lawrence, debuted at the following commencement in 2009.
The Class of 2007 raised funds for a statue of UC Merced's mascot, the golden bobcat. A dedication ceremony for later took place in the Spring 2009 during Bobcat Day. The bobcat statue can be found on Scholars Lane near the Joseph Edward Gallo Recreation & Wellness Center.
The Class of 2006 -- UC Merced's first three graduates -- raised more than $2,500 for a 100-gallon aquarium that is housed on the third floor of the Kolligian Library.