Check Your UC Merced Email
In the weeks leading up to your first semester, a number of important messages and announcements will be sent to your UC Merced Email address. Get in the habit of checking your email regularly so you don’t miss out. o365.ucmerced.edu
Before You Get to Campus
Use a Planner for all your important dates and deadlines.
Complete any outstanding Financial Aid requirements.
Skip the long line to purchase your textbooks by reserving them online through the Campus Store. If you are receiving Financial Aid and you order your books more than 10 days before the start of the semester the cost of books will be deducted from your financial aid refund.
Be sure to use ePay to pay for your parking permit ahead of time to expedite the process of picking up your permit when you arrive to campus. Go to the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) site for more info on prices.
CatTracks Bus System
Get to know the various CatTracks routes and schedules.
Health Insurance Waiver
For more information visit the Student Health Services website.
Continue Your Academic Preparation
Numerous workshops and opportunities will be available to you throughout the semester, but if you want to participate in free online workshops now, you can.
Whether you download documents or link to online resources, the Calvin E. Bright Success Center website has a plethora of resources to help you thrive academically.
Know and Use Your Resources
Peer Assisted Learning Support (PALS)
Offered through the Calvin E. Bright Success Center, learning support (aka, tutoring) is FREE; subjects for which support is offered for include many lower division courses. The schedule for the upcoming semester will be available during the third week of instruction. Bookmark the PALS Schedule site now!
Center for Career and Professional Advancement
Whether you are looking for a job or resources to help you select and plan for your future career, the Center for Career and Professional Advancement has what you need.
Recreation and Athletics
As you heard at Orientation, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Check out all that Recreation and Athletics has to offer so you can keep your body and mind in top shape.
Stay Connected with Orientation
Office of Student Life
With a commitment to Leadership, Service, and Social Justice, the Office of Student Life offers numerous programs and initiatives to help you get the most out of your university experience.
A successful college career includes social as well as intellectual development. Invest in your own success by getting involved. Visit CatLife to see which of the 180+ clubs and organizations interest you and get involved. Start recording all of your activities now and build your Involvement Portfolio (co-curricular transcript) with club membership, service hours, workshops & events, and more!