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Fall 2021/spring 2022 housing applications are open for all students! Fall 2021 incoming first-year students are required to live on campus for two years. For two-year live-on requirement information, please click hereThe deadline to sign a housing contract is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 1.

UC Merced plans for a return to primarily in-person instruction starting fall 2021 in line with the systemwide plan announced by the University of California.

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