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Your Success is Important

Our experienced orientation leaders will help you learn all you need to know to make the transition to UC Merced.

We're Ready to Greet you!

Take a tour, listen to informative presentations and register for classes.

Make New Friends

During orientation, you will meet new people and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

Calling all Bobcats

Get to know everything about your new campus so you start off on the right foot.

Orientation Dates

Orientation Registration begins at 10 am 4/12

Tuesday, July 8

Thursday, July 10

Tuesday, July 15

Thursday, July 17

Tuesday, July 22

Thursday, July 24

Tuesday, July 29

Thursday, July 31 Special Transfer Student and Guest Orientation

Tuesday, August 5

Before Orientation

Submit your SIR today! Register for your orientation session to start your journey at UC Merced. After registering, you can check out the Pre-Orientation Checklist.  

Orientation Day

Orientation is the first step to a successful college experience! The day includes activities and information that will jumpstart your transition to UC Merced. 

After Orientation

On August 27, all new students are invited to attend our 4th Annual Ascend Conference, a day-long program designed to share tools for college success. New students are also encouraged to take advantage of Welcome Week activities during the first two weeks of the fall semester.