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First Year: Dates & Deadlines

Important Dates & Deadlines

    FALL 2024 SPRING 2025
Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) First year student submission deadline May 15, 2024

November 2024

  Transfer submission deadline June 1, 2024

November 2024

Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)*

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

First year student SLR deadline

May 20, 2024

November 2024

  Transfer student SLR deadline June 5, 2024 November 2024
Financial Aid Priority deadline to submit the Free Application for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) Apply for financial aid as soon as possible and no later than May 2, 2024 to be considered for all types of aid. Apply for financial aid as soon as possible and no later than May 2, 2024 to be considered for all types of aid.
  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 myconnect.ucmerced.edu June 1, 2024 TBD

Housing

Housing application opens

March 1, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. (PDT) October 2024
  Priority deadline to submit housing application

May 19, 2024

Updated to June 6, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

TBD
 

Deadline to sign housing contract for first-year students.

First-year students who submit their SIR on June 1st will be guaranteed housing.

May 20, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT)

Updated to June 7, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

TBD
  Deadline to sign housing contract for transfer students June 7, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT) TBD
New Student Orientation Orientation registration opens April 16, 2024 November 2024
  Priority Orientation registration deadline for first-year students June 12, 2024 TBD
 

Pre-Orientation Opens:

Complete your Online Pre-Orientation:

To Be Announced

Two weeks prior to your registered orientation date

TBD

 

 

New Student Orientation: 

 

 

 

 

More information, check the orientation website

First Year Students:

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024
  • Saturday, July 13, 2024 
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024
  • Thursday, July 18, 2024
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024
  • Friday, July 26, 2024
  • Monday, July 29, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2024

 

Transfer Students:

Summer 2024 exact dates coming soon

 

January 2025
Placement Exams

Math, CSE, and Chemistry placement exams. Check your UC Merced email for more information.

WRR, MATH, CHEM, CSE Placement Exams open: March 1, 2024;

Closing deadline for placement exams: May 31, 2024

TBD

Course Registration 

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

TBD

TBD

  Your academic advisor will email you recommended courses based on your intended major and placement exam scores. TBD

TBD

 

Online class registration for incoming transfer students

Online class registration for incoming first year students

TBD

June 24, 2024 - June 30, 2024

December 2024

Admissions

Official transcripts due in the Office of Admissions

July 1, 2024

January 2025

 

Official test scores due in the Office of Admissions

July 15, 2024 January 2025
Health Insurance Waiver

Waiver application opens at myconnect.ucmerced.edu

April 29, 2024

TBD
 

Deadline to submit waiver

July 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT) TBD
Textbooks and Bookstore

Purchase your textbooks online.

Contact bookstore for more information Contact bookstore for more information
 

Rent your textbooks - check their website or contact them via email

Bookstore: UC Merced Bookstore

Email: ucmerced@bkstr.com

Bookstore: UC Merced Bookstore

Email: ucmerced@bkstr.com

Fee Payment Deadline

Tuition and housing fees must be paid at MyBill at myconnect.ucmerced.edu

Deferred Payment Plan Information, click here.

August 21, 2024

TBD

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

Fall 2024 - August 22 - August 25, 2024, between 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PDT)

Students will be assigned a specific move-in day and time via their UC Merced email by the first week of August.

January 2025
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 myhealth.ucmerced.edu portal.

August 28, 2024 January 2025
Instruction Begins   August 28, 2024 January 21, 2025