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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.



Fall 2022 walk-in advising hours began the week of August 22-26.

See the August 19 message sent to your UC Merced email from your 2022-23 BAC academic advisor.

See our walk-in advising page for more information.


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

Fall 2022 is here!

Complete the three mandatory trainings (Sexual Violence Prevention, Alcohol Edu, and Mental Well-Being for Students) required for all Fall 2022 first years and transfers by the training deadlines.

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.

Mid-semester grades in lower level (001-099) classes will be posted by professors on Tues. Oct. 18th.


Spring 2023 registration

Spring 2023 assigned registration times were posted in MyRegistration under Prepare for Registration on Mon. Oct. 3rd.

The Spring 2023 class schedule is available starting Mon. Oct. 3rd.

Priority registration for Spring 2023 begins Mon. Oct. 31st.

Most students will have assigned Spring 2023 registration times between Mon. Nov. 7th to Thurs. Nov. 17th.




Hints for a successful fall 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.


Spring 2023 Admits

Info for Spring 2023 admits will be posted in late Fall 2022.

Spring 2023 admits will register for classes online on Mon. Dec. 12th.