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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!

Welcome to UC Merced!

(Updated 5/12/22) Our Orientation Registration system is now working properly. We encourage you to sign up for your orientation session soon in order to get your preferred session date.

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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.


Summer '22 Orientation Overview

Learn more about your Summer 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.