Post Orientation - Campus Resources
We hope that the information below will help you start your time at UC Merced and get connected early!
Essential Campus Departments and Resources
- Center for Career & Professional Advancement
- Center for Career & Professional Advancement - Handshake
- Center for Career & Professional Advancement - Linktree
- Housing Services
- Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center Website
- Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center - Programs
- Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center - Leadership Oppurtunities
- Recreation and Athletics
- Recreation and Athletics - PowerPoint Presentation
- Services for Undocumented Students
- Students First Center
- Transportation and Parking Services
- UC Merced Athletics
- Veteran Services
Academic Resources & Success Programs
- Success Mentor Program
- Transfer, Returning, and Veteran Student Services
- Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities - PowerPoint
- Tutoring Services at UC Merced
- UC Merced Library
- UC Merced Library - Virtual Tour
- UC Online
- Basic Needs
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Counseling and Psychological Services - Twitter
- Counseling and Psychological Services - Facebook
- Student Health Center
Check Your UC Merced Email
In the weeks leading up to your first semester, a number of important messages and announcements will be sent to your UC Merced Email address. Get in the habit of checking your email regularly so you don’t miss out. o365.ucmerced.edu
Before You Get to Campus
Use a Planner for all your important dates and deadlines.
Complete any outstanding Financial Aid requirements.
Skip the long line to purchase your textbooks by reserving them online through the Campus Store. If you are receiving Financial Aid and you order your books more than 10 days before the start of the semester the cost of books will be deducted from your financial aid refund.
Go to the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) site for permit eligiblity and information on prices.
CatTracks Bus System
Get to know the various CatTracks routes and schedules.
Health Insurance Waiver
For more information visit the Student Health Services website.
Continue Your Academic Preparation
Numerous workshops and opportunities will be available to you throughout the semester, but if you want to participate in free online workshops now, you can.
Whether you download documents or link to online resources, the Calvin E. Bright Success Center website has a plethora of resources to help you thrive academically.
Stay Connected with Orientation
Office of Student Involvement
With a commitment to Leadership, Service, and Social Justice, the Office of Student Life offers numerous programs and initiatives to help you get the most out of your university experience.
A successful college career includes social as well as intellectual development. Invest in your own success by getting involved. Visit CatLife to see which of the 180+ clubs and organizations interest you and get involved. Start recording all of your activities now and build your Involvement Portfolio (co-curricular transcript) with club membership, service hours, workshops & events, and more!
Center for Career and Professional Advancement
Whether you are looking for a job or resources to help you select and plan for your future career, the Center for Career and Professional Advancement has what you need.
Recreation and Athletics
As you heard at Orientation, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Check out all that Recreation and Athletics has to offer so you can keep your body and mind in top shape.