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FALL 2020

Bobcat Advising Center (BAC) Virtual Open House

Fri. 8/28, Part 1: 10:00-10:50 am followed by Part 2: 11:00-11:45 am     OR

Wed. 9/2, Part 1:  2:00-2:50 pm followed by Part 2:  3:00-3:45 pm


For more information and the Zoom links:  check your UCM email for the message from your 2020-21 BAC advisor sent on Fri. 8/21!

First years, undeclared lower division transfers, and continuing undeclared students:  attend a BAC Virtual Open House to learn about BAC and connect with your 2020-21 BAC advisor.


BAC Virtual Open House Part 1:  Bobcat Advising Center (BAC) Fall 2020

The BAC academic advising team will discuss important information for Fall 2020.  Drop in and stay as long as you like!  (You do not need to be present for the entire presentation.)


BAC Virtual Open House Part 2:  Meet Your BAC Academic Advisor

Who is your BAC academic advisor?  And why do the most successful students meet with their academic advisor regularly starting in the first semester?  Drop in, get to know a little more about your BAC advisor, and begin to craft your journey to success in the first semester.


Bobcat 101 Workshops

* Thurs. 8/20, 9:00-10:00 am

* Fri. 8/21, 2:00-3:00 pm

* Mon. 8/24, 11:00 am-12:00 noon

* Tues. 8/25, 9:00-10:00 am

* Tues. 8/25, 3:00-4:00 pm

Wed. 8/26, 2:00-3:00 pm

Thurs. 8/27, 11:00 am-12:00 noon

Bobcat 101 Workshops specifically for transfers:

Tues. 8/25, 12:00-1:00 pm

Thurs. 8/27, 4:00-5:00 pm


To register for a Bobcat 101 workshop, go to the ASCEND New Student Experience page.

Building off what you learned through Orientation, Bobcat 101 dives deeper into UC Merced's academic experience including structure, expectations and resources for success for Fall 2020 admits starting their first semester at UC Merced.  Bobcat 101 is part of the ASCEND New Student Experience series of workshops.


* The first five Bobcat 101 workshops are presented by the Bobcat Advising Center with the others presented by the Bright Success Center and the Transfer, Returning, and Veteran Program.




Bobcat Advising Center Webinar:  Registration Information for Fall 2020 First Year Students

Wed. 5/13/20, 6:00-7:00 pm

Missed the webinar?  See this link for a recording or watch below.

The Bobcat Advising Center (BAC) is the academic advising home for all first year (freshman) students in every major at UC Merced.  Join us for an overview of the registration process for Fall 2020 first year students, including a review of placement exams that must be completed in May, tips on preparing to register for fall classes in June, the mechanics of registration (how, what, when, where), academic policies, online resources, and much more.

Go to this link for all Admissions webinars.