Summer 2023 New Student Orientation Overview
New Student Orientation will consist of a one day one campus program for students, parents, families, and loved ones.
New Student Orientation at UC Merced campus
For full details on all Summer 2023 New Student Orientation events, visit the Summer 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.
Opens - Tuesday, April 18th at 10am
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 two weeks prior to your scheduled orientation date.
Priority orientation registration deadline for First Years and Transfers is June 12th
$100 Each parent/guest registered
Fees are posted to your UC Merced student account in August and must be paid in full by the Fall 2023 fee payment deadline on August 16, 2023
1. Friday, July 7th
2. Wednesday, July 12th
3. Friday, July 14th (Spanish Speaking Parent and Guest orientation)
4. Monday, July 17th (Transfer orientation & First Year Student orientation)
5. Wednesday, July 19th
6. Saturday, July 22nd (Transfer alternative date & First Year Student orientation)
7. Wednesday, July 26th
8. Saturday, July 29th
*If you are unable to attend any of our 8 scheduled in-person orientation dates please click the following link to sign up for our alternative orientation program called, Launch. It will take place Monday, August 21st and Tuesday, August 22nd.
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 opens on Tuesday, April 18th at 10am, come back on that day to start registering
Click on Register Now button
Complete the form
Check to ensure all information is accurate before submitting
Review the Pre-Orientation Checklist to prepare for your session. We look forward to seeing you on campus this spring!
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.