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New and Transfer Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is a one-day event where you’ll meet your advisor to register for classes, make connections with faculty, staff and students and learn about campus resources. Once you have submitted your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), you’ll want to register for orientation as dates fill quickly. Attendance at this event is required for all new students, as participation in orientation will enhance your social and academic success at UC Merced. Your parents are also encouraged to register in advance for attend the special programs we have planned specifically for them.



New Transfer Students: We encourage you to register for the orientation date(s) we have designed specifically for you. Please visit our website for more information.