New Students

CatCard office temporary close to in-person services

In keeping with UC Merced safe meetings and social distancing guidelines, the CatCard office will no longer be delivering in-person services until further notice. You may email for any CatCard questions or concerns you may have, and we will respond to you shortly.

Get Your CatCard

CatCard is your on-campus identification card, your access to athletics and gyms, the library, residence meal plans, and laundry facilities, photocopy and printing, purchasing textbook and supplies, Cat Track Pass, housing, and academic building access, and more. 

Learn more about CatCard, click more.  If you have any questions, please email

New Students

If you are a new student and attending orientation, you will have the opportunity to take a photo of your new CatCard ID during the morning and lunchtime. At the very end of orientation, you can pick up your CatCard at the designated pick-up location provided by your orientation leader. 

Not attending orientation?

Students who are not attending orientation or students who forget to pick up their CatCard during orientation may obtain their CatCard ID by visiting the CatCard Office during normal business hours. The CatCard office is open Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM.