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Meet the Bobcat Advising Center team!
Visit the Bobcat Advising Center
Visit us in Kolligian Library (KL) 122 on the first floor next to the Lantern Cafe
Bobcat Advising Center
Welcome, Bobcats!
Beginnings at UC Merced

Our Mission

The Bobcat Advising Center (BAC) is the academic advising home for all first year students in every major, all lower division undeclared transfers, and all continuing undeclared students in any class year.

We promote student success through academic advising appointments, walk-in advising, workshops, and connecting students with appropriate resources.

Our team is here to support your educational journey as you work toward your personal, academic, and career goals.


We are located in Kolligian Library (KL) 122.

  • KL 122 is on the first floor near the elevator and next to the Lantern Cafe/coffee shop.

  • Check in for BAC academic advising at the large front counter.

Welcome to both our new and returning Bobcats!


Success Tips

Spring 2023 Admits

Complete the three mandatory trainings (Sexual Violence Prevention, Alcohol Edu, and Mental Well-Being for Students) by the training deadlines.  These one-time trainings must be completed by every new admit early in your first semester at UC Merced.

If you plan to apply for a job on campus, complete the additional required trainings for all student employees.

Read your UC Merced email daily.

Review the 2022-23 Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.

Mid-semester grades in lower level (001-099) classes will be posted by professors on Tues. March 14th.



Summer 2023 registration is just around the corner!

Summer Session at UC Merced is optional but a great way to get ahead.

Summer 2023 assigned registration times will be posted in MyRegistration under Prepare for Registration in early February.

See the preliminary schedule of Summer 2023 planned courses.  The official schedule will be released in early February.

Currently enrolled UC Merced students will have assigned Summer 2023 registration times between Tues. Feb. 21st - Fri. Feb. 24th.




Hints for a successful spring semester:

Log on to your Connect student portal and continue to read your UC Merced email each day.

Use the Success Anywhere site to stay informed and connect with free tutoring resources to help you earn the highest possible grades.

Log on to CatCourses each day when classes are in session.

Schedule an appointment with your BAC academic advisor each semester.

Attend office hours with your professor and teaching assistant (TA) in each class.

Get involved and build your resumé!  See our Exploring Interests & Majors page for ideas.



Fall 2023 Admits

Fall 2023 admits will be given access to placement exams in late April or early May after you submit the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR).

Placement exams are expected to have a mid-May 2023 deadline.

Fall 2023 admits will register for classes online in late June 2023.

New Student Orientation for Fall 2023 admits will be held on various dates in July 2023.