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Semester Start Checklist

Welcome to the New Student Readiness Checklist site!

Below is a web version of the New Student Readiness Checklist. To access a PDF version, click HERE.


Be Academically Successful

  • Begin logging into your UC Merced Email, CatCourses, and UC Merced Connect daily
  • Generate Duo backup codes so you can authenticate and access UC Merced services with Duo if you cannot access your mobile device
  • Download and set-up the Campus VPN

 

Be Well

Mandatory Trainings

  • Configure and familiarize yourself with CatCourses. Instructors will be adding course information through the start of the semester
    • Review the CatCourses Quick Start & A Student Guide
    • Additional IT Resources
  • Find your textbooks through the UC Merced Bookstore
  • Review the Classroom Learning Success CatCourse Module

 

Be Engaged

 

Connect with UC Merced

  • Students First Center: (209) 228-7178
  • Information Technology: (209) 228-HELP (4357)
  • Health Center: (209) 228-2273
  • CAPS: (209) 228-4266
  • UCMPD  Emergency: (209) 228-2677 (CAT-COPS)
  • UCMPD Non-Emergency: (209) 228-8273

This site is maintained by the Division of Student Affairs. To submit questions or suggestions about this site, please contact studentsfirst@ucmerced.edu.
Learn more about campus safety precautions and associated information about UC Merced at Campus Ready.