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Each year presents several opportunities for UC Merced alumni to reconnect with the UC Merced Alumni Association (UCMAA), their fellow alumni and current students either through events, volunteer opportunities or leadership roles.

You don't need to be in Merced to be an active member of the UCMAA (although we hope you'll always visit us when you're in the area).If you have other ideas on how you'd like to get involved with the UCMAA, please don't hesitate to share them with the Alumni Office.

We want to make sure we continue to serve our mission of exchanging ideas and information to aid in our alumni and student experiences. Learn more about the different groups who are helping us build the future in the heart of California...

UC Merced Alumni Association

  • On May 11, 2006, the first three graduates of University of California, Merced, became the founding members of the UC Merced Alumni Association (UCMAA), and the tradition of staying connected to the university began.
  • With more thanĀ 18,000 alumni, the Alumni Association has grown by more than a third each of the past four years and will continue to grow at that rate each year for several years to come.

Student Alumni Association

  • UC Merced's Student Alumni Association (SAA) aims to connect current students to alumni, cultivate a culture of philanthropy, collaborate with the community and prepare each student for his or her future role as alumni.

  • With over 2,000 lifetime members and more than 600 student members each academic year, SAA is the largest student organization on campus. In collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations and the University of California, Merced, Alumni Association (UCMAA), SAA hosts a variety of programs and events that raise awareness about philanthropy and stewardship. SAA also volunteers and partners with the community and to help develop professional skills for future career opportunities.

San Joaquin Valley UC Alumni Network

About SJV UC

  • In 1999, with theĀ support of UCOP's Office of Alumni Affairs, the San Joaquin Valley UC Alumni Network, composed of alumni from all nine campuses (at the time) was established to connect UC alumni in support of the UC's newest campus -- UC Merced.