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Calvin E. Bright Success Center


The Fiat Lux Scholars Program and UC Merced are committed to the success of all students in the pursuit of their educational goals. Please utilize this web page to refer to resources that may assist you in your Journey here at UC Merced. 

Important Student Information and Frequently Asked Questions 


Student Services 

Students First Center: will suspend all in-person services through March 29. SFC is transitioning to online and phone services. 

If you need help: email:

Phone: 209-228-7178


Check on SFC Website for hours and operation: http://


Personal-Well Being Resources: 

Laptop Loaner Program

    -Includes a personal hotspot for students who don't have internet access at home. 



Meetings can be held through zoom

Can call at (209)228-4266


Moved to remote operations - students can email for any questions regarding the service. Our student staff will be monitoring emails and directing them to the Human Service Agency representative. HSA will reach out to students via phone only.

Our student staff is available to set up Zoom application assistance and presentations if needed. Please direct all communication/requests to

Bobcat pantry:  Dates and times changed due to COVID-19

      Location: Terrace Center 131 Dates: March 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th

      Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Email:

Please fill out the Alternative Pick-Up form before visiting the pantry to schedule a time to pick up your pre-packaged food box.


Academic Resources

PALS: and e-mail

 Online Tutoring Resources:

Financial/Legal Resources: 


-UC Merced Scholarship Website: -Includes institutional scholarship opportunities, outside scholarship opportunities, and middle-class scholarship opportunities


Professional/Career Resources: 

Additional Resources: 

UC Merced VPN Tutorial: (Can be used to access materials such as the online UC Merced Library).