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Orientation Registration

Spring 2020 Orientation

Registration Fees

First-Year Orientation and Transfer Orientation: $110 per student

Parents and Guests: $100 per participant

Fees are posted to your UC Merced student account in January, and must be paid in full by the Spring 2020 Fee Payment deadline: January 15, 2020.

Orientation registration will open on November 12th at 10am

Orientation Date

January 17, 2020


Last day to make ANY changes:

  • You may change your registration online up to two weeks prior to your orientation date. In addition, a $20 administration fee will be assessed for any registration changes AFTER the two-week deadline has passed (For example, adding a guest past the two week deadline). All registration changes are based on availability.
  • Please note: Admissions and Orientation are two separate offices with different deadlines and functions. It is the student's reponsiblity to communicate with the Orientation office if their admission decision changes and they will no longer be able to attend UC Merced. It is the student's responsbility to cancel their Orientation date by the two week deadline via the orientation website in order to not be charged any Orientation fees. After the two week deadline, students will be responsible for paying their Orientation fees.

How to Register

  • You will need your UCMNetID (i.e. hsmith), password and student ID number handy for completing the registration form.
  • First, students must submit the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). After 24 hours, students will be given access to the registration form for orientation.
  1. Click on Register Now button (starting November 12).
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Check to ensure all information is accurate before submitting.
  4. Click Submit.
A confirmation email with a free printable parking pass for your orientation day will be sent to your UC Merced email address.
Orientation Registration:



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

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