Congratulations on your decision to attend UC Merced. Joining the UC Merced community will provide you with fulfilling, exciting and fun academic and personal experiences. In order to make a smooth transition, your next step is to attend New Student Orientation.
The mission of UC Merced Orientation is to be an empowering and transformational experience that prepares a successful pathway to graduation.
- Understand purposes of a college education and the differences between high school and college.
- Set educational goals by developing a semester academic plan, engaging with campus services and resources and understanding academic skills that will lead to graduation.
- Develop connections for involvement in co-curricular activities through engaging and personal encounters with faculty, staff and fellow students.