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First Year: Dates & Deadlines

Important Dates & Deadlines

    FALL 2022 SPRING 2023
Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) First year student submission deadline Extended Deadline May 20, 2022 November 2022
  Transfer submission deadline June 1, 2022 November 2022
Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)*

*If this online questionnaire to verify California residency is listed in your clecklist at, you must submit it.

First year student SLR deadline

May 5, 2022 November 16, 2022
  Transfer student SLR deadline June 5, 2022 November 16, 2022
Financial Aid Priority deadline to submit the Free Application for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) March 2, 2022 March 2, 2022
  Priority deadline to submit supporting documents requested by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and to complete all requirements listed in your checklist at June 1, 2022 December 1, 2022


Housing application opens - First Year Students

March 14, 2022 November 2022
Housing Housing application opens - Transfer Students March 14, 2022 TBD
  Housing application closes & deadline to sign contract  June 2022 January 2023
  Two-year residency exemption request June 2022 January 2023
New Student Orientation Orientation registration opens April 20, 2022 November 2022
  Priority Orientation registration deadline for first-year students June 2022 TBD
  Complete online Pre-Orientation    

New Student Orientation: In-Person


*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.


More information, check the orientation website

First Year Students:

Saturday, June 25

Tuesday, June 28

Thursday, June 30

Thursday, July 7

Saturday, July 9*

Tuesday, July 12

Saturday, July 16

Thursday, July 21


Transfer Students:

Thursday, July 14

Saturday, July 16 (Transfer alternative dates & simultaneious translation in Spanish)

Tuesday, July 19*


Placement Exams

Math and chemistry placement exams. Check your UC Merced email for more information.



Course Registration 

Your academic advisor will send information about placement exams to your UC Merced email address.

Mid-June 2022 Mid-November 2022
  Your academic advisor will email you recommended courses based on your intended major and placement exam scores. Mid-June 2022 December 2022

Online class registration for incoming transfer students


Online class registration for incoming first year students

July 2022



July 2022

December 2022

Official transcripts due in the Office of Admissions

Postmarked or electronically
submitted by July 1, 2022

Received in the Office of Admissions
by TBD - January 2023


Official test scores due in the Office of Admissions

Received in the Office of Admissions by July 15, 2022 Received in the Office of Admissions
by TBD - January 2023
Health Insurance Waiver

Waiver application opens at

May 1, 2022 Mid-November 2022

Deadline to submit waiver

August 1, 2022 TBD - January 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific time

Late waiver deadline with $50 fee

Mid-August 2022 TBD
Textbooks and Bookstore Purchase you textbooks online or TBD TBD

Rent your text books - check their website or contact them via email

Fee Payment Deadline

Tuition and housing fees must be paid at MyBill at

August 17, 2022 Mid-January 2023
Move-In Day

Move-in details will be posted soon. Students will be assigned a specific move-in day and time via their UC Merced email. Housing Move-In Information

Proof of Immunization

All incoming students are required to complete a TB Risk Screening Questionnaire and provide proof of immunization and/or immunity to certain diseases prior to the first day of instruction. Visit the MyHealth section on the portal.

August 24, 2022 TBD - Mid-January 11:59pm Pacific time
Instruction Begins   August 24, 2022 January 17, 2023