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First Year Students

The Bobcat Advising Center (BAC) is the academic advising home for all first year (freshman) students in every major.

All first years have an assigned academic advisor in BAC.



See the Friday, August 18, 2023 message on your UCM email account from your 2023-24 BAC academic advisor.

The email includes information about walk-in hours and scheduling an appointment.

Your BAC academic advisor will be an important resource and primary contact for you throughout your first year.

After fall semester classes begin, meet with your BAC academic advisor at least once each semester.

You will have the chance to discuss your academic history (college courses or AP/IB exams already completed), choice of major and career, GE requirements, academic and co-curricular activities that support your goals, summer plans, intended graduation date, and much more.




Check your UCM email in November for messages from your 2023-24 BAC academic advisor.


We look forward to meeting you and helping you throughout your first year at UC Merced!