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Training for Undergraduate Students and Undergraduate-Student-Employees

Training is mandatory when required by UC policy, risk assessments, governmental regulatory agencies, funding entities, accrediting bodies, and other entities external to UC Merced. This page lists training that is mandatory for all undergraduate students at UC Merced, as well as training that is only required of students engaging in specific activities, such as working in laboratories. 

This is not an exhaustive list. If you have questions regarding other required training not listed here, please contact

If this is your first year at UC Merced... 

Sexual Violence Prevention

All incoming students, including transfer students, are required to attend at least one Sexual Violence Prevention Training via the Everfi training website within the first six weeks of the semester. This requirement cannot be satisfied by any other Sexual Violence/Harassment Prevention training. Students that do not fulfill their requirement by September 30, 2022 may face consequences.

Incoming students will receive access to this course August 1, 2022. Look for emails from University of California - Merced <> 


All incoming undergraduate students are expected to complete the EVERFI course AlcoholEdu. This course will help you in making healthy decisions regarding alcohol use during your time at UC Merced, by helping you to:

  • Develop critical skills to make thoughtful and healthy choices outside the classroom
  • Reflect on your knowledge, attitudes, and experiences related to these issues
  • Support your peers and yourself when faced with tough situations

Incoming students will receive access to this course August 1, 2022. Look for emails from University of California - Merced <>

Part 1 of the course takes approximately 2 hours to complete, can be completed in multiple sessions, and must be completed by September 12, 2022. About 30-45 days after completing part 1 you will receive an email to complete part 2, which will only take about 15 minutes to complete, and must be completed by October 27, 2022.

Mental Well-Being for Students

All incoming undergraduate students are expected to complete the Mental Well-Being for Students course within their first semester. This course will provide students with information and strategies to navigate the stressors and emotional challenges associated with college life. Student will learn to:

  • Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and promote conversations about well-being
  • Introduce strategies for approaching challenges, including self-management, self-advocacy, and building a support system
  • Empower learners to support peers in crisis situations
  • Connect learners with campus-based support and local resources

Incoming students will receive access to the course August 1, 2022. Look for an email from University of California – Merced <>.

If you work for the university as a student employee... 

All UC employees, including student employees, are required to complete the following mandatory training:

Employee mandatory training is available in the UC Learning Center and will be listed on the Required Training screen. If you do not have an active job/appointment you are not required to complete training and will not see training listed on the required training screen. Please check the required training screen every time you start a new job to ensure your training is up to date.

For more information about mandatory training for employees, visit Note: student employees are not required to attend staff New Employee Orientation.

Undergraduate-student-employee job titles include:

  • STDT 1, 2, 3, and 4

If you will be working in a laboratory... 

Students who will be working in laboratories must complete Lab Safety Fundamentals prior to starting work in the lab.

Other lab safety training is required based on the type of lab or research. If you will be working in a lab, talk to your PI or Faculty Advisor about which courses you are required to complete. More information can be found on the EH&S website 

UC Learning Center (employee training system)

If you experience technical issues with the UC Learning Center, visit the troubleshooting page at If you are not working as an employee or in a laboratory you will not need access to the UC Learning Center.