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Cancellation Request

Whether you decide to live off campus or will no longer be attending UC Merced, once you have submitted an online application, you will need to submit a written request to officially cancel your contract.  

Please consult the Housing Contract section 13 to thoroughly understand your contractual responsibilities.  In most cases, a liquidated damages/contract cancellation fee applies. This fee is date driven and increases the closer we get to move in.


BEFORE MOVE-In Day requests

Written requests for housing contract cancellation received before move in is guaranteed approval.  Complete the “Contract Cancellations Before Move-in Day form. Requests are processed based on the date it is received by the Housing and Residence life Office.  

AFTER MOVE-IN Day requests

Written requests for housing contract cancellation received after move-in day must meet a specific criteria and are rarely approved.  A resident must have a compelling and unanticipated medical or financial problem that arises after the Contract and reservation fee is submitted.  Documentation to support such claim is required.  Complete the  After Move-in Day Cancellation Request form.  Requests are reviewed at the end of each term. 

Submitting a Request for Cancellation

The housing contract is a legal document and therefore all cancellations requests require an ink signature. You may not fax, scan, or email a request for contract cancellation 

You are welcome to either hand deliver or mail a signed copy of the Request for Contract Cancellation form to:

Terrace Center Housing Office (Cancel Request)
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95340 

Dismissal after Fall Semester

Please complete the After Move-in Day Cancellation Request Form using the category Disassociation with University.  No documentation is required as long as your name appears on the list from the Registrars. You will be approved. You will be encouraged to move-out of the halls the second week of January. Look for an email from our office with move-out instructions.