Spring 2018 Housing

Explore Housing Options

Housing for Spring 2018 will be available in both the Heritage Apartments and in the residence halls. Housing availability is not often known until January so housing options may be limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

On-Campus Housing

Continuing and Transfer Students: Heritage Apartments, Half Dome, Valley Terraces

New First-Year Students: Cathedral & Tenaya, Half Dome, Valley Terraces, Sierra Terraces

*Please note that Heritage Apartments is considered on-campus housing even though the properties are located in the Merced community. 

Off-Campus Housing

For housing not affiliated with the University, check out our off-campus housing database and resources from Off-Campus Housing Services

Housing Rates

Housing rates are charges per-student based on the number of occupants in a bedroom. 

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Meal Plans

  • All students in the residence halls must chose a meal plan consisting of dining dollars and CAT Dollars. 
  • Heritage apartments residents will automatically be assigned $2,400 CAT Dollars for the semester. This is part of the apartment contract and cannot be separated. However, CAT Dollars can be used for a variety of purposes including food, books, printing, supplies, or applied to your student fees.

View Meal Plan Options 

Important Dates & Contract

Review the Housing Contract: Residence Halls | Heritage

View Housing Calendar

Apply for Housing

The application for Spring 2018 housing will open on Wednesday, November 1st at 9:00 AM. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 5th at 11:59 pm. During the application process, you will indicate your room preferences, request a meal plan (residence halls only), and sign your housing contract. 

Access Housing Portal to Apply

Room & Roommate Selection

We will likely not know what rooms will be available until early January. As such, room selection will not be available for spring applicants. We will use your room preferences to match based on availability. If you have a documented need for an accommodation, please submit a housing accommodation request. While there is no roommate search tool, you will be able to request roommates on the application if you know of a specific vacancy. 

Reservation Fee & Cancellation Fee

There is a $300 fee due at the time of application. If you are receiving financial aid to cover housing expenses, you may defer this fee until the spring payment deadline on January 10th. One you have signed the housing contract, you will be responsible for a $300 cancellation fee regardless of whether you paid or deferred the reservation fee. 

Receive Housing Confirmation

Once you have completed the application and contract, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that you have housing for Spring 2018. 

Receive Assignment and Move-in Details

Assignment, roommate and move-in details will be sent the week of January 8th. Assignments will be provided sooner when possible. Move-in will be on Sunday, January 15th at 10:00 am. Further instructions will be provided closer to that date. 

Housing Cancellation

Once you have signed the housing contract, you will need to submit a request to cancel your contract. This may be done via your housing portal. Contract cancellations prior to move-in are usually approved within 72 hours. Once the contract is executed and you have moved in, contract cancellations will only be approved when they meet the criteria specified in the contract. 

If you have questions about spring housing, don't hesitage to contact our office at housing@ucmerced.edu or 209-228-4663.