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Summer 2020 Housing

Due to COVID-19, we will not provide regular summer housing on campus and will cancel all summer 2020 housing contracts. If living on campus is the safest option for you for summer sessions or you have questions or concerns about your summer housing situation, please call 209-228-2293 or email by 5 p.m. Friday, May 1.

In addition to the stay at home order imposed by California Governor Gavin Newson in response to COVID-19 on March 19, 2020, Merced County also instituted a health order in response to the outbreak on April 8. UC Merced has announced summer sessions will be online. As a result, all services on campus will be significantly reduced for an unknown period. It’s likely there will be additional impacts to campus’ ability to provide housing and dining services this summer.

Summer 2020 Contracts and Rates

Students who have a current spring 2020 housing contract and are enrolled in six credit units for summer 2020:
Students who do not have a current spring 2020 housing contract or are not enrolled in six credit units for summer 2020:

Summer Sessions Information and Dates

For more details about summer sessions, please visit here.

Move-In Details

  • If you currently live in Mariposa Hall, you do not need to move at all.
  • If you are given permission to stay in Valley Terraces, you do not need to move.
  • If you hare in Half Dome, Heritage or Tuolumne, you will be given new housing assignment.
  • If you are moving from off campus, you will be given a new housing assignment.
  • If you are a UROC student moving in from anywhere but Mariposa Hall, you will be given an assignment in Mariposa Hall.

Move-In and Move-Out Dates

Check in and check out will be at the Valley Residence Education Office, 100 Terrace Center. The phone number for the office is 209-228-4663.

For more information about the move-out process, please click here.

Move Dates and Times Cancellation Deadline
Summer A/D move in for Heritage residents to campus Arranged move by 12-4 p.m. Sunday, May 17 Friday, May 15
Summer A/D move in

12-4 p.m. Thursday, May 21 for students in Tuolumne and Half Dome

12-4 p.m. Saturday, May 23 for those moving from off campus

Friday, May 15
Summer B move in 12-4 p.m. Sunday, June 21 Friday, June19
Summer A move out Move out by 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 3 N/A
Summer C move in 12-4 p.m. Sunday, July 5 Friday, July 3
Summer B/C/D move out Move out by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 N/A















Move-In and Move-Out Dates for UROC

Move-in date and time for UROC to Mariposa Hall is 12- 4 p.m. May 23.

Move-out date and time for UROC is by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.

Intersession Housing

Intersession charges will be billed at the $30 nightly rate. Intersession charges include dates before and after your intended summer session.

Students in B, C and D who are living on campus for Fall 2020 can move into their fall assignments on Aug. 15.

Summer Roommates/Suitemates

Residents will not have a roommate this summer due to COVID-19 social distancing expectations.

Dining Plan

Dining will be through an unlimited all-you-care-to-eat plan with no Cat Dollars.

Dining hours at the Pavilion are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Saturday May 16 through Friday, Aug. 14, subject to change.

The Lantern Cafe and Summits Market Place are closed for the summer. For questions or feedback about dining, please email

Internet Access

Please contact IT Help Desk if you have questions or concerns.

Parking and Transportation

Please connect with UC Merced Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) if you have questions about bus service or parking on campus please contact 209-228-8277 or

Residence Education Desk Operations

Please visit the housing office to get questions answered, request toilet paper/cleaning supplies, pick up mail and borrow games/Den game items. Residents who need help with lock outs should first visit the desk during its hours of operation. If the desk is not open, please use the after hours information listed below.

Summer Hours for Valley Residence Education Office:

Starting Monday, May 18:

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Please contact the Residence Education office at 209-228-4663 or

Work Order

For repairs needed in your room or in the common areas/lounges, kitchen, or hallways, please complete the work order here and use the “Guest Log In” option.


Residents are expected to know and abide by all Housing and Residence Education policies. Policies and information regarding living on campus can be found in the Housing Handbook (Behavioral, Conduct, and Occupancy Policies) at

Basic Needs Services

Please refer to this webpage for updated information:

Residence Education Staff

Residence Education Coordinator Lizzy Gomez will provide direct staff support to all summer academic residents. Her contact information, including a link to schedule a meeting with her, can be found on our staff directory page. Lizzy is available to help residents with any issues. These may include community challenges, policy violations or general questions about help and support resources available. Lizzy will provide services in lieu of an RA for the summer term. In general, Lizzy’s working hours follow university business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After-Hours Service and Contacts

Professional staff are on site and available to assist you afte -hours in case of emergency or for general assistance.

For assistance after hours, please contact: Residence Education/RA On-Call at 209-769-8631 (No texting).

For emergencies, please contact UC Merced Police Department at 209-228-2677.

Student safety is important to us. Please check out more information at

Summer Housing Billing

The University billing timeline is posted below. Residents will not see housing and dining billing on their account May 19. Housing and dining fees will be posted on student accounts May 25 and will be due on June 15.

April 1, May 1 and June 1 Billing statements published
May 19 Summer Sessions A and D payment deadline
June 15 Summer Sessions B and C payment deadline






For more information about the summer billing cycle, please click here. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact 209-228-2293 or