Join our BAC peer advisors or professional academic advisors at one-hour workshops for current BAC students.
- No pre-registration required--you can simply show up!
- Some workshops will be held on Zoom; see Zoom ID below.
First Semester Success Strategies
Learn strategies and resources to be successful in your first semester at UC Merced. Presented by a BAC peer advisor.
- Tues. Sept. 12, 1:00-2:00 pm, KL 326
- Thurs. Sept. 14, 2:00-3:00 pm, KL 326
- Wed. Sept. 20, 10:00-11:00 am, KL 326
- Thurs. Sept. 21, 2:00-3:00 pm, Zoom ID 878 8030 4793
- Tues. Sept. 26, 1:00-2:00 pm, Zoom ID 878 8030 4793
- Wed. Sept. 27, 10:00-11:00 am, KL 326
Plan Ahead: MyDegreePath and Academic Tools
Learn about the purpose of MyDegreePath (MDP) and easy ways to use the different tools in MDP to track your graduation progress and plan for each semester. Hear from a BAC peer advisor about their experience as a student navigating MDP!
- Wed. Sept. 13, 10:00-11:00 am, Zoom ID 878 8030 4793
- Tues. Sept. 19, 1:00-2:00 pm, KL 326
- Thurs. Sept. 28, 2:00-3:00 pm, KL 326
Food for Thought
Do you like food? College students need fuel to thrive academically and personally at UC Merced! Join us for an interactive session to learn about free resources (food, clothing, financial wellness) for both on-campus residents and off-campus commuter students. Offered in partnership by the Bobcat Advising Center and Basic Needs. Free snacks provided!
- Thurs. Sept. 14, 3:00-4:00 pm, KL 362
- Thurs. Oct. 5, 3:00-4:00 pm, KL 362
Exploring Careers, Majors, and Minors for First Year Students
Are you a first year student considering different majors and minors? Learn about campus resources to help you research careers, understand major requirements, and develop skill-building techniques for career preparation. Offered in partnership by the Bobcat Advising Center and the Student Career Center.
- Fri. Sept. 15, 9:00-10:00 am, Zoom ID 878 8030 4793
- Fri. Sept. 29, 9:00-10:00 am, KL 326
The Exploration Maze: Majors and Minors for Undeclared Continuing Students & Undeclared Lower DIvision Transfer Students
Are you a second or third year undeclared student or undeclared lower division transfer? All students at UC Merced are expected to declare a major before reaching 60 units--and required to declare before reaching 90 units. Learn about campus resources to help you research careers, understand the process of declaring a major when you are a second/third year or undeclared lower division transfer student, and develop skill-building strategies for career preparation. Offered in partnership by the Bobcat Advising Center and the Student Career Center.
- Fri. Sept. 22, 9:00-10:00 am, Zoom ID 878 8030 4793
- Fri. Oct. 6, 9:00-10:00 am, KL 362
- Fri. Oct. 20, 9:00-10:00 am, KL 362
Study Abroad 101: First Year Students
Are you a first year interested in studying abroad during your time at UC Merced? Or wondering how you can take classes that count toward your degree and possibly use your financial aid toward an overseas experience? Join us for an information session specifically for first years designed to help you begin to plan your study abroad adventure! Offered in partnership by the Bobcat Advising Center and Study Abroad.
- Thurs. Sept. 21, 1:00-2:00 pm, KL 362
Meet the BAC
Our BAC academic advising team will have a table outside Kolligian Library (KL) across from the Beginnings sculpture. Stop by to introduce yourself and meet our BAC peer advisors and professional academic advisors!
ASCEND Student Experience: Bobcat 101
The ASCEND Student Experience is a series of workshops designed to provide new first years and transfers with information to help you get off to the best start in your first semester. Our BAC team will present three of the six Bobcat 101 workshops during ASCEND and will also be available at the end of those three presentations for quick academic advising questions.
Diving into Summer Preparation for Fall 2023
Are you a Fall 2023 first year or lower division undeclared transfer admit wondering what resources to review to prepare for your first semester? Attend this 60-minute workshop with a BAC peer advisor to learn more about syllabi, how to buy books, find your classrooms, transportation in Merced, and much more. No advance registration required--simply join us on Zoom!
Surfing the Waves: Review of Class Planning Tools
Wondering how to effectively use UC Merced degree planning tools? Attend this 60-minute workshop with a BAC peer advisor for tips on using our BAC website, MyDegreePath, the UC Merced Catalog, and CatCourses. No advance registration required--simply join us on Zoom!
Building a Fall 2023 Schedule Workshops
Fall 2023 first years: join the BAC team for a demonstration on Zoom of using various web resources to select your first semester courses, build your Fall 2023 class schedule, and get ready to register at your assigned time between June 26-30. Each workshop will focus on choosing your courses and building a Fall 2023 class schedule for majors in that School. However, all first years--including undeclared or exploring--are welcome to attend any workshop.
At UC Merced, you will choose and register for your classes each semester. Learning how to build your schedule will help you identify your required classes, plan first choices as well as alternates, and be prepared to register at your assigned time between June 26-30.
Missed or couldn't attend the workshop?
Watch a recording of the Building a Fall 2023 Class Schedule workshop.
New Student Registration Webinar
Fall 2023 first years and undeclared transfers: Wondering how to use the online registration system at UC Merced? Join the Office of the Registrar team for tips on navigating the registration system so you are prepared to register for Fall 2023 classes at your assigned time between June 26-30.
Missed or couldn't attend the webinar?
Watch the recording of the New Student Registration webinar.
Preparing for Fall 2023
Did you know that Fall 2023 registration for currently enrolled UCM students begins on Mon. April 3 with assigned registration times through Fri. April 21?
Check your assigned time on MyRegistration and attend this workshop for registration tips and ideas about preparing for Fall 2023, meeting the Normal Progress Policy for all students, and using MyDegreePath (MDP) to track your progress toward graduation and plan courses each semester to fit your intended major and degree. Prepare in advance so you are ready to register at your assigned time in 12-16 units to trigger full-time status for Fall 2023 (needed for financial aid)--and remember that waitlisted units do NOT count toward full-time status! BAC peer advisors will include tips based on personal experience preparing for their second year.
Summer Planning: Classes Outside of UC Merced
Attend this workshop for general advice from a BAC peer advisor on taking courses at a California community college or other 4-year school. Includes an introduction to summer planning tools.
Preparing for Summer and Your Second Year
Attend this workshop for general advice from a BAC peer advisor on planning and preparing for summer courses. BAC peer advisors will include tips based on personal experience preparing for their second year.