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Welcome to UC Merced!

Spring 2023 Orientation Update Transitioning to Hybrid Model as of January 11, 2023 3:30pm. 

Friday, January 13th Orientation will take place only ONLINE via Zoom Webinar from 1:00pm-4:45pm. Please check your e-mail for the link. This Zoom webinar orientation session will be for both students and their guests.

Friday, January 20th the second part of spring orientation will take place in-person for students only from 12:15pm-4:00pm in SSB 130.



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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. Please ensure you also complete your online pre-orientation two weeks prior to your scheduled orientation. 

Have questions? Check out our FAQ's for First Year and Transfer Students.


Spring '23 Orientation Overview

Learn more about your Spring orientation here. Summer Orientation will return to an in-person experience. We look forward to meeting you at our UC Merced campus.

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.