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Admitted Student Webinars

Admitted Student Webinars

The Office of Admissions hosts a variety of informative online webinars for admitted students.  

Can't make it to the webinar you're interested in? All of the live sessions will be recorded and available 3-5 days after the event.

Upcoming Webinars - Stay Tuned!

We'll update this spot with more webinars starting in April 2020!

Past Webinars

Date Title

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm (PDT)

Admitted and Undocumented

The webinar will outline the “next steps” in regards to ensuring admission and financial aid, registering for housing, health care coverage and more. In addition, students will learn more of how to access the array of resources and programs available to undocumented students at UC Merced.

Available to view: Recorded Webinar: Admitted and Undocumented (Opens in YouTube)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm (PDT)

You've Been Admitted...What's Next? (First Year Students)

The webinar will outline the “next steps” in regards to ensuring admission and financial aid, registering for housing, health care coverage and more.

Available to view: You've Been Admitted...What's Next? (First Year Students) (Opens in YouTube)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00 (PDT)

Living on Campus: Campus Housing and Residential Life

The webinar will discuss housing and residential life at UC Merced including living learning communities, what to bring, Move In Day, what it's like to live on campus.

Available to view: Living on Campus: Housing and Residential Life (Opens in YouTube)

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 
6:30 – 7:30 PM (PDT)

Choosing a Meal Plan

During this webinar, UC Merced Dining Services representatives will talk about our new dining plans and demonstrate how to choose your plan on the housing portal.

Available to view: Choosing Your Meal Plan (Opens in YouTube)

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 
6:30 – 7:30 PM (PDT)

Got Bills?: Link Up, Understand and Be Prepared (Spanish)

This workshop will teach users how to navigate and understand myBill in time for the payment deadline. Student Business Services (SBS) will discuss topics related to your student account, such as the Deferred Payment Plan, Parent PIN, etc. After the presentation, a specialist will be available to answer questions.

Available to view: Got Bills?: Link Up, Understand and Be Prepared (Spanish) (Opens in YouTube)

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 PM (PDT)

Got Bills?: Link Up, Understand and Be Prepared

This workshop will teach users how to navigate and understand myBill in time for the payment deadline. Student Business Services (SBS) will discuss topics related to your student account, such as the Deferred Payment Plan, Parent PIN, etc. After the presentation, a specialist will be available to answer questions.

Available to view: Got Bills?: Link Up, Understand and Be Prepared (Opens in YouTube)

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 
7:30 – 8:30 PM (PDT)

Housing: Move-In

This webinar will discuss the ins and outs of our upcoming Move-In Days. You will have the chance to hear important information and ask questions about what to expect on your assigned move-in day. Before this webinar, please be sure you read your housing assignment email and details at housing.ucmerced.edu/move-in-fall-2019.

Recording coming soon!

How to Join the Webinar

1. When you register for a webinar, you will receive an email confirmation with a link. Clicking on the link will allow you to join the webinar via Zoom. If this is your first time participating in a webinar, we encourage you to visit the webinar link early and ensure your equipment is set up to properly view the event. 

Other Ways to Prepare for the Webinar:

  1. Test your connection to Zoom:  Join a test meeting
  2. Watch this tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting:

Troubleshooting FAQs

1. When I click on the Zoom link in the email, nothing happens

Student using laptop

If clicking the link does not open the webinar, you can download Zoom Client for Meetings and follow these steps:

  1. Install the application. 
  2. Open the Zoom Client and click Join a Meeting.
  3. Locate the 9-digit meeting ID/webinar ID from your registration email. It will be in the join link just after https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/
  4. In the Meeting ID / Personal ID / Personal Link field, enter the 9-digit webinar ID, and click Join.
  5. Enter your name and email address if requested. Click Join Webinar. This should take you into the webinar if the webinar is in session.

2. I cannot hear audio for the webinar

In order to hear the audio for the webinar, you will need either speakers or headphones for your device. See the Zoom Help Center page about audio for assistance. 

2. Is my computer ready?

If you have already participated in one of our webinars using Zoom, your computer should already be setup. You can test you connection to Zoom ahead of the meeting by joining a test meeting.

3. How do I connect to the webinar when I am ready to attend?

When you signed up for the webinar you will receive a confirmation email. The confirmation email will contain the URL for the webinar. Please click on that URL or copy-and-paste it into your web browser's address bar. 

We suggest trying to access the URL several minutes before the meeting is scheduled to begin (all webinars will be available 30 minutes before the start time).

4. What if my internet connection to the meeting is broken?

If you have to leave the webinar for any reason, or if you get disconnected, you can simply click on the link to the Zoom meeting and rejoin the webinar.

5. What if I am using a mobile device (smart phone, tablet)?

Zoom webinars can be viewed on a mobile phone or tablet. Follow the instructions for your device on Zoom's Joining a Webinar page.

6. What if I need more technical support to get my Zoom?

Please check the Zoom Video Tutorials for assistance.

7. What if I want to watch the recording of a previous webinar?

Our goal is to have the recordings of each webinar available within 3-5 days after the webinar has completed. When it is ready, we will change the "Register Now" button to "Play." Click on the "Play" button and the recording will start.

Additional questions?

Please contact Dustin Noji at dnoji@ucmerced.edu.