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Spring 2023 Orientation Overview

New Student Orientation Experience – What To Expect

Spring New Student Orientation will consist of a combination of online and in-person experiences for students and an online experience for guests.

Spring 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.

Available starting Friday, January 6th. Please check your UC Merced email for the link. 

Spring 2023 orientation will consist of the following two experiences:

Friday, January 13th 1:00 PM to 4:45 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

Health & Safety Protocols

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

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