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Moving Forward: Guidance and Resources

As UC Merced continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this website contains the latest information about our responses, guidance, and resources for students.

Have questions? Please visit the UC Merced COVID-19 website FAQs. If you don't find the answer, utilize the Ask a Question

Be Proactive: Review Your Account in the Student Portal

  • All students should confirm or update their address in MyPersonalInfo. Official information and documents, including refund checks, are sent to your permanent address on file.
  • Fall 2020 registration begins next week. Review MyDegreePath, your academic plan, and course schedule. Reach out early to your academic advisors and confirm your registration time.
  • Review your checklist. This is where you will submit required documents related to financial aid, health insurance and immunization requirements. Checklists are interactive and personalized for each student. Visit the Students First website to learn more.
  • Review the Bobcats Away Checklist to ensure you are meeting registration and financial aid deadlines.

Campus Tools and Resources

UC Merced is committed to your success. We understand the challenges remote instruction can pose. We are here to help with the tools and resources you may need including:

Stay in the Know

  • The Academic Senate recently approved a policy that would allow a pass/no pass option for all undergraduate courses except WRI 001 and a satisfactory/unsatisfactory option for graduate courses. The campus is finalizing guidance for students considering this option, including implications for degree progress and admission to graduate school. More information will be shared in the coming days. Note: P/NP and S/U grades will not translate into a GPA. If you have additional questions, please contact the If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar.
  • Follow Rufus Bobcat on social media to stay informed about campus happenings and important date reminders.
  • Have questions? Please visit the UC Merced COVID-19 website FAQs. If you don’t find the answer, utilize the Ask a Question option provided on the page.

Updates For Students Currently on Campus

  • The Pavilion Dining Center is offering to-go meals only to encourage social distancing and has reduced meal prices to $8 per meal to reflect this change in offerings. Staff are continuing enhanced cleaning procedures in response to COVID-19.
  • Summits Marketplace is temporarily closed and may reopen as staffing is available.
  • Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center, Lantern Caf√© and the Campus Store are closed. These facilities will remain closed until California’s stay at home order is lifted and larger numbers of students, faculty and staff return to campus. Auxiliary Services and Fiscal Innovation will notify the campus community as soon as reopen dates are identified.

Taking Care of Yourself and Each Other

These are uncertain times. As the news and guidance around COVID-19 changes and intensify, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and experience stress and anxiety. We remind you to be mindful of your feelings and reach out if you need support. We invite you to compassionately support others, as you are able. We are all in this together.