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Orientation Registration

Summer 2022 New Student Orientation Overview

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

Summer New Student Orientation will consist of the following:

  1. Online Pre-Orientation (available starting June 6, 2022)
  2. Webinar Series
  3. New Student Orientation at UC Merced campus

For full details on all Summer 2022 New Student Orientation events, visit the Orientation Overview page. 

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

Summer 2022 Orientation

Orientation Registration:

  • Opens - Wednesday, April 20
    • 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
  • Priority Registration
    • June 10th (First Year Students)

    • June 10th (Transfer Students)

  • 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.

Registration Fees

Before priority deadline of June 10 After priority deadline

$110 Students

$115 Students

$100 Each parent/guest registered

$105 Each parent/guest registered

Fees are posted to your UC Merced student account in August and must be paid in full by the Fall 2022 fee payment deadline: August 17, 2022

Note- We will not charge you at the time of registration for your Orientation, instead, we will charge your student account after you have attended your Orientation session and the fee will be posted to your student account in August. You can use financial aid to cover your orientation cost if you receive enough financial aid to cover the cost of your orientation.


Orientation Dates

# Orientation Date Population

Saturday, June 25

First Year Students


Tuesday, June 28

First Year Students


Thursday, June 30

First Year Students


Thursday, July 7

First Year Students


Saturday, July 9

First Year Students

(Spanish Parent and Guest Orientation)


Tuesday, July 12

First Year Students


Thursday, July 14

Transfer Students


Saturday, July 16

First Years (Transfer alternative date & simultaneous translation in Spanish for guests)


Tuesday, July 19

First Year Students (& Transfer alternative date)*

(Spanish Parent and Guest Orientation)


Thursday, July 21

First Year Students

* The Parent and Guest Orientation program for the July 9th and July 19th Orientation sessions will be delivered fully in Spanish. All materials and presentations will be in Spanish. If you prefer to attend an English presentation for the Parent and Guest Orientation program please attend a different orientation session with your student. The student orientation sessions on these two dates will be delivered in English.

*Note: Due to space capacity, students are able to register up to 2 guests for weekday orientations and up to 1 guest for Saturday orientations. Space is available on a first come first served basis. If additional space is available after June 10th for Parent and Guest Orientation sessions on Saturdays then we are happy to accommodate additional guests. Students can add additional guests on their registration portal or by contacting our office


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

  1. Click on Register Now button
  2. Complete the form
  3. Check to ensure all information is accurate before submitting
  4. Click Submit
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 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 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.