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Orientation Overview - Summer 2022

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION EXPERIENCES – WHAT TO EXPECT

Summer 2022 New Student Orientation will consist of a combination of online and in-person experiences for you and your supporters.

 

Summer New Student Orientation will consist of the following:

 

1. Online Pre-Orientation

The first step in your Orientation experience is participating in the online pre-orientation session which takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. This session will provide you with valuable resources and information to prepare you for your in-person orientation experience.

 

2. Webinars (online)

Second, you will participate in a series of “live” webinars through Zoom.

 

You will have an opportunity to hear from campus staff about different topics and will be able to ask any questions you may have.  Learn about what it’s like to be a Bobcat through a series of three live online  webinars available to you in the month of June.

 

Webinar links will be sent to the email address(es) entered when you registered for your New Student Orientation. Registered guests are welcome to attend any of the webinars above, however, all webinars will be formatted specifically for you, the student.

 

If you registered a guest, they will receive a link to participate through the email address you registered them with.

 

3. Orientation Day (In-person) –

At your in-person orientation, you and your guest(s) will hear from current students and staff about what it means to be a successful Bobcat and receive valuable insight on how to make a smooth transition to UC Merced.

 

The orientation day experience will consist of two separate programs, one for students and another for parents & guests. The orientation day will start at 8:30am with check-in and will end at 5pm with a farewell reception. Students and their guests are expected to stay for the entire duration of the orientation experience.

 

Please note that the content for students and parents & guests will be unique to the audience.

 

Parking is included in your orientation fee and will be available in the Bellevue parking lot. Signage will be displayed to help you locate the designated orientation parking spaces in the Bellevue parking lot.

A light continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be provided for you at your orientation. We will also have hydration stations available where you can fill up a refillable water bottle. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle to your orientation.

DRIVING TO CAMPUS

Please note that there is ongoing construction in the city of Merced on HWY 99 heading northbound. If you are coming into Merced please stay on the right lane in order to get off on your exit in Merced. If you stay on the left lane there are no exits due to the ongoing construction.

HEALTY & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Face coverings are required indoors with limited exceptions. For more information please visit doyourpart.ucmerced.edu. You can click here for a direct link to the website.

If you have any questions you can reach us at orientation@ucmerced.edu.