Make New Friends

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

We're Ready to Greet you!

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

Your Success is Important

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

Calling all Bobcats

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

Orientation Dates

Orientation Registration is OPEN

Tuesday, July 8

Thursday, July 10

Tuesday, July 15

Thursday, July 17

Tuesday, July 22 (This date offers Spanish and English Speaking Programs for Guests)

Thursday, July 24

Tuesday, July 29

Thursday, July 31 (Special Transfer Student and Guest Orientation)

Tuesday, August 5

NEW!  Thursday, August 7

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.  

Have questions? Check out our FAQ.


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

Once you have completed your first step, keep going! Visit the After Orientation page to access important information and resources that will help you transition to life as a Bobcat.