First Year Experience

At UC Merced, we place special emphasis on each student's first year. We believe that the foundation built during the first year is the key to a student's continued success. Once you're admitted, First Year Experience (FYE) picks up where Admissions leaves off.

First Year Families (FYF), we understand that you play an integral role in how successful the first year student becomes here at UC Merced. We would like to keep you informed as well, please visit the First Year Families Information page for all the information you may need.