The New Student Orientation program includes activities that are designed to help you successfully transition to the campus and prepare you for an exciting first semester. Orientation is a required one day event where you will explore resources, build relationships with fellow students, staff and administrators, reflect upon goals, and find out what it takes to be a successful Bobcat! Orientation check in begins at 8:00 a.m. with the program beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. and continuing to 5:00 p.m. Please plan to stay for the day. A continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.,
At orientation you can:
- Learn tips that will help you achieve academic success at UC Merced
- Get information about helpful campus resources
- Hear from current students about campus life
- Make new friends
- Go on campus tour
- Visit the Campus Store to purchase UC Merced gear
- Get your individual questions answered
- Have your photo taken for your CatCard
Ready to Sign Up?
Orientation registration for new spring 2018 students starts November 1st at 9:00a.m.
Check out our frequently asked questions for new students.