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Our Mission

The mission of the Calvin E. Bright Success Center is to provide learning support, transition programs, and individualized interventions which empower UC Merced students to be successful in their academic and personal development. We provide opportunities and co-curricular experiences that aid students in enhancing their knowledge of university resources, academic and personal growth/ development, and advocacy and access. Through intentional collaborations and program delivery, we focus on overcoming barriers and celebrating academic milestones.

Our Vision

Services for Undocumented Students will promote the advancement of undocumented students in higher education.

UndocuBobcat Newsletter and Office Brochure

Services for Undocumented Students send a newsletter every other Tuesday. In the newsletter, you will find upcoming events, programs, and campus resources.

Link to our most recent UndocuBobcat Newsletter: Newsletter

Link to view our Brochure in English and Spanish:

Legal & Legislative Updates

The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center provides free legal consultations to UC Merced students and their immediate family members. For more information, check out our "Legal Support" tab. If you have questions pertaining to legal assistance, please contact our UC ILSC legal fellow Rachel R. Ray at & or Sergio Alfredo Giro at

DACA Updates


Office News

Students rally in downtown Los Angeles in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows certain young people without legal status to receive work permits, at a 2019 demonstration.(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
November 5, 2022
The University of California is considering a proposal to break legal ground by hiring immigrant students without work authorization in what would be a test of federal law that could dramatically...
November 29, 2021

University of California leaders have come out in support of a proposed rule by the Biden administration that would preserve and fortify the program that provides legal protections for young people...

November 20, 2021
UC Merced was recognized with the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher...