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

Students can register for Spring Orientation November 3 to December 5.

Orientation will be on campus on Friday, December 19.

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.