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Summer 2024 Connect Module
Hello Incoming Bobcats! Our Summer 2024 Orientation Connect Module is now LIVE. Click here to explore the Orientation Programming and discover tips on how to maximize your Orientation experience.
We Welcome You!
We welcome you to UC Merced with open arms! Our New Student Orientation is designed to ensure you feel supported, informed, and excited as you begin your journey with us.
Building Relationships
During New Student Orientation, you'll have the opportunity to connect with fellow students, faculty, and staff, fostering a supportive and enriching community. These relationships will help you...
Student Leaders
Build relationships with experienced student leaders who are eager to guide and support you throughout your transition to UC Merced. These leaders offer valuable insights, share their experiences,...
Partners in Success
Parent & Family Engagement at UC Merced ensures your loved ones are informed, involved, and supportive throughout your academic journey. Our orientation includes sessions and resources...

Welcome to UC Merced!

Orientation registration opens on Tuesday, April 16th at 10am.

In order to register for Orientation, you will need to have submitted your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to UC Merced at least 24-hours in advance.

Please visit the orientation overview page to learn more information about summer 2024 New Student Orientation! 





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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.


Summer '24 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.