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Bobcat Advising Center
Operating remotely in Fall 2020

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.

BAC is open for in-person academic advising in Fall 2021.

We have moved!  Visit us in our new location 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 at the large front counter.

Welcome to both our new and returning Bobcats!





Success Tips

Spring 2022 registration is almost here!

Check your assigned registration time in your student portal.

Most students will have an assigned time between Mon. 11/1 - Thurs. 11/18.

Enroll in 12-17 units during your assigned registration time each semester.

Registration remains open 24 hours a day after your assigned time for schedule adjustment.


Hints for a successful fall semester:

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

Use the Success Anywhere site to stay informed and connect with tutoring resources.

Complete the two mandatory trainings (Alcohol Edu and Sexual Violence Prevention) for Fall 2021 first years and transfers by the training deadlines.

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

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

Schedule an appointment with your BAC academic advisor each semester.