CatTracks, Club Fair, Resolution Help
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"The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique"
~Walt Disney

<<First Name>>, Welcome back!

It's been way too long!

It's the start of a new semester and with it, a fresh new start. You have your first semester in college under your wing and there is nowhere to go but up. You think I'm kidding? Trust a Success Mentor. . . we know what's up. ;D

With the start of a new semester comes new and unknown challenges. And that's why we're still here for you. Your mentor will be in contact with you soon, if they haven't already. Be ready to take the Spring semester head on!


UC Merced CatTracks has a new line! The G Line was introduced in the beginning of spring semester and has stops downtown along with some popular student housing developments including stops for R Street apartments, El Redondo, Ironstone Drive, and Bellevue Ranch. The G Line also has stops for Amtrak and Hollywood Mainplace Theaters. Every semester the bus schedules change slightly so be sure to check out the new bus schedules here
Spring Club Fair
Scholar's Lane 
January 27th
The Club Fair is back! This is your chance in case you didn't get involved last semester or feel like you're lacking a connection to the campus. Take this opportunity to search & explore the variety and diverse clubs here at UC Merced. Meet new friends that share your interests, gain experience or discover a new hobby. For a full list of clubs & organizations you may find at the club fair visit here!

Ways To Manage Your New Year's Resolutions

This week's email introduces S.M.A.R.T. as a guideline to help make New Year's Resolutions a little more manageable. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. 

A general goal would be, “Get in shape.” But a specific goal would say, “Join a gym and workout 3 days a week.”
Instead of "Be a better student," you can try "Be more attentive during lectures."
You can achieve almost any goals when you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps. If your resolution is to "Get In Shape," you can make it achievable by making shorter goals, i.e. "Run a mile every week."
You've only got so many hours in the day, so make your goals realistic based on what resources and tools you've got on hand. So instead of "Study for 24/7," you can try "From 3-5pm, I'll work on Spanish homework, then from 7-8pm, I'll work on the weekly response."
Since these are New Year's resolutions, set goals you can reach at most within the next 12 months. Giving yourself a "deadline" of sorts will help you figure out where you should be when while tracking your progress.

Approved Events

SMP Events
New Year, New Beginnings, and New Goals: Spring into Goal Setting
Wednesday January 28th 2:00-2:50 pm
Bobcat Lair (KL169)

As the new year commences, we create resolutions and goals to have a successful year and a successful semester, however, most goals are never reached because we tend to lose focus, motivation, and sometimes we just forget about them. This workshop is designed to teach you effective ways to create goals that are realistic as well as how to maintain these goals.
Additional Approved Events
U.S. Air Force Info Session
Tuesday January 27th  3:30-4:30 pm
SSB 250

California Department of Corrections
Wednesday January 28th 2:00-3:00 pm
SSB 250
Olam Info Session
Wednesday January 28th 2:00-4:30 pm
SSB 250

Time Management Tools Workshop
Thursday, January 29th 5:00 pm
Crescent Arch Room (Half Dome 180)
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University of California, Merced
5200 N. Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343

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