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Graduate Student Housing

UC Merced is offering off-campus housing to current graduate students.  The one and two bedroom units will be in one of the Heritage Apartment complexes located in north Merced.  Click on this link to view floorplans for Northwood Village, Village Landing, and Village Terrace communities.

In order to qualify you must be registered as a full-time graduate student during the 2018-19 academic year.  While residents will physically reside off-campus, they will lease the apartments through the UC Merced Housing & Residence Life department, and will be considered to be living on campus for purposes of policies, administration and financial aid.  Roommates can be any gender. Please note that housing is granted on a first come, first-served basis.

The single and family apartment rates effective August 1, 2018, thru June 30, 2019, represent 12-month contract. Rent is billed monthly and paid via your student account.

As of July 17, 2018 we currently do not have any more availability for graduate housing. You may continue to apply and we will provide a space if one becomes available. 

For housing opening in January 2019, see our Spring Application Details.

Apartment Type

Monthly Rent

Annual Rate Fall Payment*


2 Bedroom/1 Bathroom


$8,875 $3,763

Per person for a furnished apartment shared by two students with their own private room

2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom


$11,642 $5,030

Per person for a furnished apartment shared by two students with their own private room and private bathroom

1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom


$12,284 $5,324

Per person for a furnished apartment

2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom


$12,284 $5,324

Per family of 4 for furnished or unfurnished apartment

*Fall amount is minus $300 reservation fee paid at time of application. Fee will be included in amount if you chose to defer. 

All apartment rates include: water, sewer, electricity, trash, high speed internet, free laundry, refrigerator, stove/oven, 1 assigned parking space, free campus shuttle.

Some complex ammenties such as the pool and recreation center are not included. 

How to Apply

  1. Submit an application on our housing portal and indicate preferred housing type. The application will open on Monday, May 21st. You will be given access to your housing portal 24 hours after submitting your enrollment. 
  2. We will review your application and, space permitting, offer you a housing contract.
  3. Return to the portal to sign your contract and pay a $300 reservation fee. In cases of financial hardship, the reservation fee may be deferred until the August billing deadline.
  4. On portal, update information about any additional occupants such as roommates or family members. 

Important Dates

There is no deadline to apply but spaces will be offered first-come, first-served. 

May 21, 2018 Application opens
August 15, 2018 Fall payment deadline
January 16, 2019 Spring payment deadline