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Summer 2021 room and board rates

** Two different types of contracts:

1. Academic year contract (August 2021 to May 2022) room and board rates 

2. Year-round contract (August  2021 to August 2022) room and board rates (New! Designed for students who plan to live on campus in summer 2022 and would like include the payments in fall 2021 and spring 2022 billing.)

Housing Priority Information

Housing Timeline

Housing Application Timeline for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021:

Housing application opens March 1, 2021 for summer housing 2021 and fall 2021 (academic year and year-round contracts)

**Deadline to sign a summer 2021 contract is 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 7.

**In order to participate in roommate selection, first-year students must complete the housing preference form/application and sign the contract for Fall 2021 as soon as possible, and no later than Friday, June 25 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Roommate selection process is scheduled to begin in mid July, with housing assignments and move-in details being sent to students by July 28.

If you would like to request a residency exemption, you'll need to complete the form and provide the supporting documentation within the housing application by Friday, June 25 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Please note: If students make changes to their housing, their financial aid award could be affected. Students who do not complete the residency exemption request will be given a housing placement/assignment, and the housing and meal plan cost for Fall 2021 will be posted on their student account and due in August.

** Deadline to sign a fall 2021 contract for new transfers, second year and continuing students is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 4.

For housing accommodation process, please visit here. Priority deadline for housing accommodation request is Tuesday, June 1.

Living Learning Community participation will be finalized first week of July. 

Housing assignments and move-in details being sent to students by July 28.

Move in is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 19-22, 2021.

Overview:

UC Merced plans for a return to primarily in-person instruction starting fall 2021 in line with the systemwide plan announced by the University of California.

More information on returning to campus is available at doyourpart.ucmerced.edu.

Students interested in on-campus housing may apply through the Housing Portal.

Housing Priority for 2021-2022:

First-year students this academic year (2020-2021) will have priority for on-campus housing. Students in their second year at the start of fall 2021 are not required to live on campus during the fall 2021 academic year.

On-campus housing priority for fall 2021 is:

  • Incoming first-year students who are required to live on campus for two years
  • Students who are guaranteed housing
  • Students who have approved housing accommodation requests
  • Housing insecure students (including international students)
  • Second-year students

Third- and fourth-year students who are interested in living on campus for the whole academic year.

Students who need assistance looking for off campus housing in the Merced area are encouraged to visit och.ucmerced.edu or email och@ucmerced.edu.

Housing applications for summer and fall 2021 are available in the Housing Portal.

Please see the below step-by-step guides on how to complete housing contracts:

2021-2022 Room Rates

About Room Rates (These rates are for rooms only. Please see 2021-2022 board/meal plan rates for additional cost information.)

  • Rates are listed per student bed. For example, if you choose a double room, you will be billed a double rate. If you choose a triple room, you will be charged a triple rate.
  • Room and board fees are billed prior to each semester.
  • Year-round contracts add more value for students by combining a 37-week academic year contract with a 12-week summer contract.
  • **Year-around contracts are billed at the beginning of fall and spring semesters to cover the whole summer housing. For year-around contracts, the cost of summer semester 2022 room and board is included as part of the fall and spring semester bills. 
  • Rates include furnishings and provided utilities, WiFi and amenities.
  • There is an additional $20 housing association fee per semester.

 

  Academic Year (fall and spring) contract price per resident per semester Academic Year (fall and spring) contract price per resident per year Year-Round (fall, spring and summer) contract price per resident per semester** Year-Round (fall, spring and summer) contract price per resident per year**

On-campus single room

$7,803/semester $15,605/year $8,683/semester $17,365/year

On-campus double room (Availability dependent on COVID-19 mitigation measures)

$6,512/semester $13,023/year $7,392/semester $14,783/year

On-campus triple room (Availability dependent on COVID-19 mitigation measures)

$6,077/semester $12,154/year $6,957/semester $13,914/year

On-campus quad room (Availability dependent on COVID-19 mitigation measures)

$5,520/semester $11,039/year $6,400/semester $12,799/year

 

    2021-2022 Board/Meal Plan Rates

    About Meal Plan Rates

    • All residents must have a meal plan.
    • Unlimited means unlimited swipes in any given day when the dining hall is opened.
    • All you care to eat means students can choose any food items of their choice when the dining hall is opened.
    • Students may use their unlimited all-you-care-to-eat meal plan in the Pavilion Dining Center.
    • CAT Dollars are flexible spending funds that can be used for food locations on campus, campus store purchases and printing.
    • CAT Dollar funds are loaded prior to each semester. CAT dollars carry over from semester to semester and year to year.
    • CAT dollars are only refunded when you separate from the university.
    • Year-round contracts add more value for students by combining a 37-week academic year contract with a 12-week summer contract.
    • Year-around contracts are billed at the beginning of fall and spring semesters. For year-around contracts, the cost of summer semester room and board is included as part of these two (fall and spring) bills.

     

    Academic Year Meal Plan Contract Pricing

    Unlimited Meal Plan Name

    Total Price per Semester

    Included Cat Dollars per Semester

    Guest Passes per Semester

    Total Price per Academic Year

    Included Cat Dollars per Academic Year

    Guest Passes per Academic Year
    Unlimited 85

    $2,300

    $85

    3 $4,600 $170 6
    Unlimited 250

    $2,465

    $250

    3

    $4,930

    $500 6
    Unlimited 400

    $2,615

    $400

    3

    $5,230

    $800 6
    Unlimited 500

    $2,715

    $500

    3

    $5,430

    $1,000 6
    Unlimited 600

    $2,815

    $600

    3

    $5,630

    $1,200 6

     

    Year-Round Meal Plan Contract Pricing

    Unlimited Meal Plan Name

    Total Meal Plan Price per Semester

    Included Cat Dollars per Semester

    Guest Passes per Semester

    Total Meal Plan Price per Calendar Year

    Included Cat Dollars per CalendarYear Guest Passes per Calendar Year
    Unlimited 85

    $2,700

    $85

    3 $5,400 $170 6
    Unlimited 250

    $2,865

    $250

    3

    $5,730

    $500 6
    Unlimited 400

    $3,015

    $400

    3

    $6,030

    $800 6
    Unlimited 500

    $3,115

    $500

    3

    $6,230

    $1,000 6
    Unlimited 600

    $3,215

    $600

    3

    $6,430

    $1,200 6

      For information on spring 2021 rates, please click here.

      Residents are expected to maintain full time enrollment status to be eligible to live on campus as a part of the housing contract. Housing and Residence Education staff will follow up with students who fall below full time status at any time. Ineligible residents are given up to 72 hours to move out. Please email housing@ucmerced.edu or call 209-228-2293 if you have further questions about the policy.

      2021 Summer Session Rates

      Housing applications for summer 2021 will be available in the Housing Portal starting March 1.

      Summer sessions housing will be in Tuolumne Hall, and then Mariposa Hall if needed. Housing rates will be $176 per week with a required $80 per week all-you-care-to-eat meal plan providing unlimited access to the UC Merced's Pavilion Dining Center. No Car Dollars are included in the summer meal plan.

      Dining hours at the Pavilion are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Saturday, May 15 through Friday, Aug. 13, subject to change. For dining hours, please visit dining.ucmerced.edu. The Lantern Cafe and Summits Market Place are closed for the summer. For questions or feedback about dining, please email dining@ucmerced.edu.

      In order to qualify for summer housing, a resident must be a regularly enrolled, registered student at UC Merced for fall 2021 or be a student affiliated to a UC Merced department or programs.

      For more details about summer sessions, please click here.

      Summer 2021 Housing Contracts and Rates

      Summer 2021 housing application deadline is Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

      About Summer Housing Rates

      • Summer housing is $176/week.
      • Rate is listed per student bed.
      • Students who would like to stay between spring and summer sessions will pay $176/week for room, and $80/week for board.
      • Room and board fees are billed prior to the summer term.
      • For billing schedule please visit https://bfs.ucmerced.edu/student-parents/guidance.
      • Rates include furnishings and provided utilities, Wi-Fi and amenities.
      • There is an additional $10 housing association fee.
      • Housing fees will be posted early May.

      Summer Housing Cancellation/Liquidated Damages Charge and  Timeline:

      $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.

       

      Summer Contract

      Room Cost $176/week

      Meal Plan $80/week

      Total Cost

      A Session

      5/22 7/3

      6 weeks

      $1,056

       

      6 weeks

      $480

       

      $ 1,536

      B Session

      6/20 – 8/14

      8 weeks

      $1,408

       

      8 weeks

      $640

       

      $ 2,048

      C Session

      7/5 – 8/14

      6 weeks

      $1,056

       

      6 weeks

      $480

       

      $ 1,536

      D Session (Full Summer)

      5/22 – 8/14

      12 weeks

      $1,760

       

      12 weeks

      $800

       

      $ 2,560

       

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

        For the 2020-2021 housing contract, please click here.