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Spring 2023 Orientation Registration

Spring 2023 New Student Orientation Overview

The spring New Student Orientation will consist of both in-person and virtual experiences for students, parents, families, and loved ones.

Online Pre-Orientation (available starting January 6, 2023)

Friday, January 13th 1:00pm-4:45pm delivered only online via Zoom Webinar for both students and their guests. Check your UC Merced email for the ink.

Friday, January 20th 12:15pm-4:00pm delivered in-person only for students in SSB 130.

New Student Orientation at UC Merced campus

For full details on all Spring 2023 New Student Orientation events, visit the Spring 2023 Orientation Overview page 

Once students register for their orientation date they will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to complete their orientation.

Orientation Registration:

Opens - Tuesday, November 1st 

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

Last day to make any registration changes (example: adding a guest or switching your orientation date) is one week prior to your scheduled orientation date.

Registration Fees

Priority deadline of January 4th 

$110 Students (As of 1/11/23 fee has now been reduced to $75 because of the transition to a hybrid model)

$100 Each parent/guest registered (As of 1/11/23 there will be no additional fee for guests for the online orientation experience)

Fees are posted to your UC Merced student account in January and must be paid in full by the Spring 2023 fee payment deadline on January 11th 

Note- Since students have already been charged their orientation fee they will be getting reimbursed the difference in cost with the updated orientation fee.

Orientation Date

Spring 2023 hybrid orientation will consist of the following two experiences:

Friday, January 13th 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

            ONLINE via ZOOM webinar session for both students and their guests

Friday, January 20th 12:15 PM - 4:00 PM

           In person session in SSB 130 only for students

How to Register

Be sure you have your UCM NetID (e.g. hsmith), password, and student ID number handy when completing your New Student Orientation registration.

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. After 24-hours students will have access to complete registration for New Student Orientation.

Registration steps

Click on Register Now button

Complete the form

Check to ensure all information is accurate before submitting

Click Submit

Already Registered?

Review the Pre-Orientation Checklist to prepare for your session. We look forward to seeing you on campus this spring!

Have questions? Check out our FAQs for First Years and Transfer students.

Please note: Admissions and Orientation are two separate offices with different deadlines and functions. It is the student's responsibility to communicate with New Student Orientation if their admission decision changes and they will no longer be able to attend UC Merced. It is the student's responsibility to cancel their Orientation date by the one week deadline via the orientation website in order to not be charged any Orientation fees. After the one week deadline, students will be responsible for paying their Orientation fees.