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Spring 2019 Housing

Spring 2019 Move-In

Spring 2019 Applications

Explore Housing Options

Housing for Spring 2019 will be available in both the Heritage Apartments and in the residence halls. Housing availability is not often known until January so housing options may be limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

On-Campus Housing

Continuing and Transfer Students: Heritage Apartments, Half Dome, Valley Terraces

New First-Year Students: Cathedral & Tenaya, Half Dome, Valley Terraces, Sierra Terraces, Glacier Point & Granite Pass

Graduate Students: Heritage Apartments

Off-Campus Housing

For housing not affiliated with the University, check out our off-campus housing database and resources from Off-Campus Housing Services

Housing Rates

Housing rates are charges per-student based on the number of occupants in a bedroom. 

Residence Halls | Heritage Apartments

We would suggest discussing with the Office of Financial Aid about any impacts living in the residence halls vs. Heritage apartments may have on your award package. 

Meal Plans

  • All students in the residence halls will receive a meal plan consisting of $1,750 dining dollars and $250 CAT Dollars. 
  • Heritage apartments residents will automatically be assigned $2,400 CAT Dollars for the semester. This is part of the apartment contract and cannot be separated. However, CAT Dollars can be used for a variety of purposes including food, books, printing, supplies, or applied to your student fees.

Housing Contract

Review the Housing Contract: Undergraduate Students | Graduate Students

Apply for Housing

The application for Spring 2019 housing will open on Thursday, November 1st at 9:00 AM. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 11th at 11:59 pm, however we will still accept applications after that date as space is available. During the application process, you will indicate your room preferences and roommate matching criteria.

Access Housing Portal to Apply

Room & Roommate Selection

We will likely not know what rooms will be available until early January. As such, room selection will not be available for spring applicants. We will use your room preferences to match based on availability. If you have a documented need for an accommodation, please submit a housing accommodation request. While there is no roommate search tool, you may e-mail if you know of a specific vacancy or have a special request. 

Reservation Fee & Cancellation Fee

There is a $300 fee due at the time of application. If you are receiving financial aid to cover housing expenses, you may defer this fee until the spring payment deadline on January 16th. One you have signed the housing contract, you will be responsible for a $300 cancellation fee regardless of whether you paid or deferred the reservation fee. 

Receive Housing Offer; Sign Contract & Pay Reservation Fee

Once you have completed the application, it will be reviewed within a few business days. If we are able to offer space for your preferred room type you will receive a housing office. If not, you will be placed on a waitlist.

If you receive a housing offer, you will need to sign the housig contrract and pay or defer your $300 reservation fee. You can complete these steps on the housing portal. The contract must be signed before you will receive a room assignment. 

Receive Assignment and Move-in Details

Once you have signed your contract and paid/deferred your fee, your assignment, roommate and move-in details will be sent the week of January 14th. Assignments will be provided sooner when possible. Move-in for undergraduates will be on Saturday, January 19th (Heritage) and Sunday, January 20th (Campus) at 10:00 am. Graduate students will be able to move in to their apartments starting January 2nd. 

Housing Cancellation

If you no longer wish to live on campus you will need to submit a cancellation request on the housing portal. Once you have signed the housing contract, your cancellation will be subject to the $300 cancellation fee outlined in the contract. Contract cancellations prior to move-in are usually approved within 72 hours. Once the contract is executed and you have moved in, contract cancellations will only be approved when they meet the criteria specified in the contract. 

If you have questions about spring housing, don't hesitate to contact our office at or 209-228-4663. 

Spring 2018 Move-In

On-Campus Residents

You will arrive on campus via Lake Rd or Bellvue Rd. The campus address for your GPS is 5200. N Lake Rd., Merced, CA 95343. Please use caution as there is construction near the campus entrance. 

Residents living in the on-campus resident halls can check in starting at 10:00 am on Sunday, January 20th. Please stop by the Valley Terraces housing office with your photo ID. Limited hand carts will be available. 

Loading zones (20 min.) are available behind Half Dome, behind Calaveras Hall, and behind the Valley Terraces offices. Parking is not enforced on weekends in the Lake Lots directly across from Cathedral and Tenaya. Transportation and Parking Services had complete details on parking locations. 

Heritage Apartments

Residents in the Heritage Apartments will need to check in at their complex leasing office starting between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19th. Parking is only permitted in marked guest spaces during move-in day. 

Complex Locations

Northwood Villiage
255 Snowhaven Ct | Merced, CA 95348
Village Landing
3601 San Jose Ave | Merced, CA 95348 
Village Terrace
3827 San Jose Ave | Merced, CA 95348

Internet Access

Each apartment has a Comcast wireless router. The network name and password are listed on the device. For support with your internet service, you can call 1-855-307-4896 and let them know you are with UC Merced. 


Limited spaces are available inside each complex. To request a space, e-mail your vehicle make, model, color, and license plate to Vehicles without an approved parking space must park on the street. 


Some units are equipped with washers and dryers. For those without a washer/dryer, you may stop by the Valley Terraces Housing Office) to pick up a WASH card pre-loaded with $40 for use in the laundry facilities in your complex. The cards are replaceable when funds are depleted.