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On June 12, UC Merced Interim Chancellor Nathan Brostrom sent an email stating that due to COVID-19, “For 2020-2021, our two-year residency requirement will be waived. Priority for campus housing this fall will go to incoming freshmen, housing-insecure students, foster and former foster youth and our students with an ADA accommodation request.”

For updated 2020-2021 housing rates and meal plan costs, please view the Contracts and Rates page. We encourage students to visit the On-Campus Housing FAQ for everything they need to know about living at UC Merced. For more information and deadlines, please visit

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