2017 Housing Application - Incoming Students

Application Process for Incoming First Year Students

Incoming first-year students are students who are applying to college for the first time and who do not currently attent UC Merced. New transfer students should refer to the transfer application page. 

1
Make your Plan

In preparation for the housing application renewal period, explore your housing options and get familiar with the process.  Decide where you want to live next year, and with whom do you want to live with?  Do you favor a particular building or would you rather move off campus and sign a lease with some friends in the Bellevue neighborhood?  Take some time to map out a plan, and involve a parent or family member in your decision making.

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2
Apply for Priority
On-Campus Housing

For PRIORITY consideration, submit housing application between March 13 and May 3. The application is FREE, takes only five minutes to complete.  Everyone who applies by the deadline is garunteed, and late applicants will go on the waitlist.

MARCH 13 at 9:00 a.m. – May 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply Online with the MyHousing Portal

3
Select Roommates

Once you submit your housing application, you and up to 3 friends can request to be roommates.  If you want to be proactive about your roommate situation but you do not have someone in mind, you may search for a compatible roommate through our secure MyHousing portal.

MARCH 13 – May 31

4
Receive
or Waitlist

ROOM ASSIGNMENTS: Room assignments will be sent out in July along with roommate information and move-in details. Assignments will be made based on roommate selections and housing preferences made on the application. 

WAITLIST: Students on the waitlist are not guaranteed housing until they advance off the waitlist and secure a room.  Follow your waitlist status attentively and check your student email daily.  If you are away from Internet access for more than three consecutive days, recruit a friend to manage your renewal for you.  When you are notified of eligibility, you must respond by a given deadline or your renewal application will be cancelled.

MAY 1 - SEPTEMBER 1