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Orientation Small Groups
Building Relationships
Meet your Orientation Leader to learn how to be successful here!
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Connect your goals with resources here!
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Relationship Building
Meet new students!
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Build relationships with experienced student leaders!
Get to know experienced and successful student leaders in small group settings!
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Building a spirit of togetherness!

Orientation 2019

Orientation is a two part Summer Experience. Students Need to complete the online pre-Orientation and attend the on campus Orientation. Registration is open.

Orientation Dates:

Tuesday, July 9th

Friday, July 12th (Transfer Student Orientation)

Tuesday, July 16th (Spanish Speaking Parent & Guest Orientation)

Thursday, July 18th 

Saturday, July 20th (Spanish Speaking Parent & Guest Orientation)

Tuesday, July 23rd

Thursday, July 25th (Spanish Speaking and English Speaking Parent and Guest Orientations)

Saturday, July 27th 


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 on campus orientation. 

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.