Merced College to offer fall semester classes mostly online

Merced College to offer fall semester classes mostly online

Merced Community College District announced today the decision to offer most of its fall 2020 classes online. This decision was determined to be the most responsible in light of what the District knows about the COVID-19 and upon guidance from the Merced County Department of Public Health, in consultation with the Board President and Vice President, senior administration, and in concert with Merced College's Academic Senate Leadership and partner institutions. Read More

Merced College students eligible for $3.25 million through the CARES Act

Merced College students eligible for $3.25 million through the CARES Act

Students who are currently enrolled at Merced College can apply for a one-time emergency grant to mitigate financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Merced College to recognize class of 2020 virtually

Merced College to recognize class of 2020 virtually

Merced College will honor its 2020 graduates virtually and with a gift during the week of commencement. Read More

Merced College offers students free immigration legal services

Merced College offers students free immigration legal services

The Merced Community College District has been selected to participate in a pilot project through a partnership with the California Department of Social Services, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to provide free immigration legal services. The UFW Foundation has partnered with Merced College to provide immigration legal services starting in May 2020 through October 2021. Over the course of the next year and a half, the Community College Immigration Legal Services Project will provide free immigration legal services, including education and outreach services, to current students, staff, and faculty on California community college campuses statewide. Read More

Merced College 3D prints face shields to help meet demand at local hospital

Merced College 3D prints face shields to help meet demand at local hospital

Merced College has started providing 3D-printed face shields and mask components for local area health care workers at Mercy Medical Center Merced as part of a statewide effort to ramp up production of personal protective equipment in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Merced College to cancel plans to offer College for Kids this summer

Merced College to cancel plans to offer College for Kids this summer

The college has made the difficult decision to cancel plans to offer the College for Kids Program this summer due the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1976, Merced College has offered the College for Kids Program in the summertime as part of its commitment to provide education, enrichment, and adventure to the community. Read More

Merced College President Chris Vitelli shares message with students

Merced College President Chris Vitelli shares message with students

I have been closely monitoring the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and understand the fear and uncertainty that this health crisis has created for many of us. Even though we are in the midst of what is possibly the most chaotic and disruptive event in our lifetimes, I find myself thankful for the countless acts of kindness and compassion seen throughout our campus community. The overwhelming sense of "team" our Merced College Family has demonstrated this past week is something of which we should all be proud. I keep reminding everyone--including myself--that there is not a "right" or "wrong" answer to address this pandemic and no one has the perfect solution. This is a novel virus and we are learning new information hour-by-hour. Through it all, however, we have remained steadfast in seeking the most responsible solutions for our students, faculty and community. Read More