All incoming first-year and transfer students are welcomed to UC Merced as they don their "Let the Journey Begin" T-shirts and cross the Scholars Lane Bridge.
Chancellor Dorothy Leland leads the annual tradition as every student walks through the embrace of the iconic "Beginnings" sculpture, signifying the start of their journey as Bobcats. They will walk back through the other way when they graduate.
The event begins 9:30 a.m. at the practice fields and ends at the Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Quad with the class picture. Please join us on the bridge to welcome our incoming class!
Bridge crossing also serves as a kickoff to the annual ASCEND New Student Conference.