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Summer 2021 Housing

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UC Merced summer housing application process opens on Monday, March 1, 2021. Students who are enrolled and registered for summer sessions, enrolled for fall 2021 semester or enrolled in a student-affiliated UC Merced program/department are eligible to apply; students who just want to be here this summer, who are not going to classes  but to work on campus, all can apply through the Housing Portal.

Summer housing will be in Tuolumne Hall. Please check out floor plan here.

** Deadline to sign summer housing contract is Friday, May 7, 2021 by 11:59pm. 

** Summer housing cancellations after Friday, May 7, 2021 is $300.

Summer housing room assignment will be sent out first week of May.

Summer housing room and board fees will be posted on your student account first week of May.

To learn more about Summer Sessions, please visit

To learn more about summer housing and meal plan rates, please visit

Please click here for a step-by-step tutorial on the summer housing application process.

Please click here for  step-by-step guide on how to sign summer housing contract.

Summer residents are expected to be housed in either single or a double rooms, to be determined according to Merced County Health guidelines. Additional information on where students will be housed will be posted here soon.

Contract Cancellation and Move-Out

To cancel your housing contract, please go back to the Housing Portal, complete cancellation request. Housing Services will approve your cancellation within 72 hours. Please visit here on Move-Out process. Housing and Meal Plan fees will be prorated based on Check Out/Move-Out date. Check out/Move-Out is not complete until you return your room key is returned. 

$300 housing cancellation/liquidated damages charge will be applied to your account if you did not cancel by Wednesday before Move in day. 

For summer session A, please cancelled by Wednesday, May 19, 2021. 

For summer session B, please cancelled by Wednesday, June 16, 2021. 

For summer session C, please cancelled by Wednesday, June 30, 2021. 

For summer session D, please cancelled by Wednesday, May 19, 2021. 

Intersession Housing

** Current residents who will be here for summer sessions, have the option to stay, you will be charged the summer housing rates, except summer session D students , which is $256 for room and board/meal plan, or $36.57/day. Unless you are currently in Tuolumne, you will stay in your current room and move to your summer housing assignment in Tuolumne on Friday, May 21, 2021 after 4pm. If this is an issue, please email

Intersession charges include dates before and after your intended summer session.

Students in B, C and D who are living on campus for fall 2021 can move into their fall room assignments on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. The summer intersession rate is the same as summer sessions, $256/week or $36.57/day (meals included). Please contact to sign up. For UROC students, please contact Dr. Jorge Arroyo.

*** UROC students, please check in with Dr. Jorge Arroyo with your questions related to summer housing arrangements. Please see Move in details for UROC student in Move-In Details.

*** RAs, please contact your Residence Education Coordinator, or if you have questions about RA Move-In date and time, or RA training. 

Housing Services Contact:


Phone: 209-228-2293, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Move-In and Move-Out Schedule, Location, and Details

For A and D sessions, students currently living on campus for spring 2021 can choose to move to their summer space on Friday, May 21, 2010 aafter 4pm. Students who have concerns with the Friday, May 21 move in date, please contact Moves must be completed by 6 p.m. Otherwise, summer housing move in is  noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23.

Students in B, C and D sessions, who will be living on campus for fall 2021 can move into their fall assignments Aug. 14, 2021. More information will be posted soon.

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-In and Move-Out Dates for Summer Housing residents:

Check in and check out will be at the Resident Services Desk, 100 Terrace Center, 209-228-4663 (please look for signage on Scholar Lane for location). For more information about Move out process, please visit the website.

UROC students, please follow the agreed check in and check out schedule, date and time confirmed by Dr. Jorge Arroyo. Please update Dr. Arroyo on the change of your plans.


Dates and Times

Intersession Housing Moves for current residents who are not in Tuolumne Hall

Residents can move from current room to new room assignment in  Tuolumne Hall after 4pm on Friday, May 21, 2021. If this does not work for you, please contact immediately.

Summer A/D Move-In

Sunday, May 23, 2021, noon to 4 PM

Summer B Move-In

Sunday, June 20, 2021, noon to 4 PM

Summer A Move-Out

Saturday, July 3, 2021, by 4:30 PM

Summer C Move-In

Monday, July 5, 2021, noon to 4 PM

Summer B/C/D Move-Out

Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, by 4:30 PM


Before Moving In:

Symptom Monitoring  

In preparation for your arrival to campus, all residents are expected to participate in the daily health check in for 14 days prior to your assigned move-in date.

However, if you signed the housing contract late, or have circumstances that would prevent you from submitting the daily health check in for 14 days prior to arrival, please compete the attestation form:

In addition, you must continue to respond to the daily health check in (all of you should have received email about the daily health check) sent to your UC Merced email address. This can also be completed using an app. 

If you were exposed to someone (meaning within 6 feet of them for more than 15 minutes or sharing a bathroom and/or kitchen with them) who tested COVID-19 positive within the last 14 days or you have been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive within the last 10 days,stay home and contact the COVID Response Center at? or (209) 228-0000.

Covid Testing:

Testing is available in the California room and students need to make an appointment online. Please make an appointment for date and time closest to your arrival date and time. Check out the Student Health Center covid testing and vaccination schedules and appointments here:

The testing administered will be saliva testing. Students should not vape, smoke, chew, eat, drink, or put things into their mouth for 30 minutes prior to their test.


Sequestering means minimizing in-person interactions among students, faculty and staff, whether in the dorms, dining facilities, classrooms or other campus locations where students congregate. It also includes off-campus spaces for those students who live at home or in off-campus housing.

Students should leave their on- or off-campus residences only to participate in essential activities. For UC Merced, essential activities are defined as getting food from the dining hall, participating in low-risk outdoor recreational activities, obtaining health care services, picking up mail and picking up books. Students should plan to stay on campus during sequestration and should move in prepared with all items needed for the first 14 days on campus.

The daily health screening must take place each day for 14 days prior to your arrival. Please set a reminder on your phone or write yourself a note.?If you have questions or concerns, or if something is not working, please contact or call 209-228-0000.

**CatCard:  Another reminder is about your CatCard, if you do not have a CatCard, please email or visit to make sure they have a CatCard ready for you when you check in.  You will not be able to enter buildings, or go to the dining halls without a catcard. 

**What to Bring

UC Merced Housing and Residence Education wants to help make your transition to college as smooth and comfortable as possible. To help ensure students have what they need in their residence hall and make it feel like home, we have put together a list of what to bring and what to leave at home.

Additional Information

Internet Access

Learn more about internet access here. Please contact IT Help Desk if you have questions or concerns.

Parking and Transportation

Parking for Move-In is Scholar Lane. Please connect with UC Merced Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) if you have questions about bus service or parking on campus; 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 Resident Services Desk at 100 Terrace Center:

May 14, 2021: 8am-6pm

May 15 and May 16, 2021: 8am-8pm

May 17 to August 15, 2021: 8am - 8pm

August 16 to August 20, 2021: 8am-8pm

Resident Services Desk phone: 209-228-4663 


Mail and Packages:

Please learn more about how to get mail and packages living on campus here.

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 after -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