Orientation (OTKA) Year 2021
The username is your Merced College email address, the one we created for you. It should be your MC Portal username followed by @campus.mccd.edu. The password is the same as your MC Portal password.
If you are a brand-new student, with an ID number in the 0700000 range, you should be able to log unto the Orientation if 24 to 48 hours have passed since your application has processed (Note: not 24 to 48 hours since you submitted the application, because sometimes the application gets stuck and we need to clear it). Contact us and we will find out.
If you are a returning student (meaning that you put an Application in a prior semester but not necessarily registered for classes); you will not be able to log in to Orientation unless you register for a class first.
How do I find if I am a returning student? Your student ID number will not be in the current range for 2021, that is, an Student ID number in the 0700000 range. For example, if your student ID number is in the 0600000 or prior; you are a returning student (Regardless of whether your registered or not for classes). Hence, if you want to access the Orientation, you need to register for a class; then, and only and then you will be able to access OTKA Orientation. However, you need to wait 24 to 48 hours for OTKA to acknolegde that you did indeed register for a class.
We thank you for your patience.