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Spring 2021 Housing
Find out more about how campus housing plans for the spring 2021 semester.
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UC Merced's Living Learning Communities enhance student learning, aid intellectual development and bridge in-class and out-of-class experiences.
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Given the status of COVID-19, we will continue to provide on-campus housing to students who demonstrate a high need for on-campus accommodation. We’ve added a fifth category below for students who did not demonstrate a high need but would like to live on campus for spring 2021 semester:

  • Safe & Secure Housing: Scholars who identify that on-campus housing is the safest environment or provides the most secure ADA accommodation requests
  • Guaranteed Housing: Scholars who identify as Foster/Former Foster Youth, Homeless, and Regents Scholars
  • Student Success Housing: Scholars who identify on-campus housing as best environment to serve their success
  • Financially Secure Housing: Scholars who identify the need for on-campus housing as a needed resource given their financial situation
  • I do not fit the four categories above, but would like to live on campus for spring 2021.

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