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Working with news media, we tell UC Merced’s story and highlight research, teaching and public service achievements.
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Public Relations at UC Merced produces and disseminates a wide range of news and information about the university, its people and its achievements. Our goal is to keep the public well informed and updated on the university’s progress as the newest campus in the UC system and the first ever in the San Joaquin Valley.

Over time, we hope to build public knowledge, support and enthusiasm for UC Merced’s special mission as a vital catalyst for educational and economic development throughout the region — and as the next world-class research university in the UC system.


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What Do We Do?

Public Relations maintains and enhances the campus's reputation through news features about people, research and programs.

We research and provide information for news stories; issue press releases; facilitate interviews with a variety of campus sources, including faculty experts, staff and students; and we publicize events, programs and updated campus information.

Services We Offer

  • Strategic communications planning
  • Media training

For marketing and brand guidelines please see our marketing website.

Digital Publications

We produce and distribute two email products for the campus community — but are also available to subscribers from outside of the university.

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), out every Friday, provides a quick recap of the biggest news of the week by way of media clips, university news stories, social media highlights, upcoming events and more. Sign up for the email here.

Staff, faculty and students also receive our Monday Memo every Monday to stay informed, connect and crowd source to plan the week ahead. 

Monday Memo