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Behavioral, Conduct, and Occupancy Policies

UC Merced’s Residence Education policies and behavioral standards are established to provide a clear understanding of expectations to maintain a safe, harmonious community for you and others to live. Upon signing the Housing and Residence Education contract, you agree to abide by all university policies and information as contained in the UC Merced Student Handbook: policies applying to campus activities, organizations and students and the Housing and Residence Education contract. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with these policies and behavioral standards and make responsible choices. As a member of this community, it is important you consider the effects your choices and behaviors will have on others around you. Understand that you may be held accountable for a policy violation based on a preponderance of evidence. You may also be accountable for your guests' behaviors and policy violations occurring on campus. We look forward to working closely with you, our resident students, to create a vibrant and respectful living learning community.

Policies labeled as “INTERIM” supplement housing policies while University, State and Merced County orders and policies pertaining to infectious disease are in place. Where these "INTERIM" policies and standing policies conflict, the more stringent rule is to be followed.