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On-Campus Housing

UC Merced typically has singles, doubles, triples and quads as room-type options on campus. Students who signed contracts will receive an email to their UC Merced email account with roommate selection instructions. Roommate selection is optional. Considerations for roommate selection include:

  1. Room type (single, double, triple, or quad), as it is associated with cost
  2. Living Learning Communities
  3. Roommate choice

 

Types of On-Campus Housing

Traditional Shared Bathroom Style Halls

  • Groups of rooms surrounding a shared bathroom for 10-15 students.
  • Single rooms are limited as priority is given to Resident Assistant staff and Americans with Disabilities Act requests.

Suite-Style Halls

  • Valley Terraces suites consist of two or three double rooms, a common room and a bathroom.
  • Sierra Terraces suites consist of two double rooms with a shared bathroom. A few suites have a triple room.
  • Single rooms are limited as priority is given to Resident Assistant staff and Americans with Disabilities Act requests.

 

 

Residence Halls

 

Area of Campus Community Room Style Room Type Living Learning Community
North Campus Cathedral Hall Traditional Shared Bathrooms *Single, Double, Triple, Quad

No LLCs

    North Campus

    Half Dome

    • Gender inclusive housing option
    Traditional Shared Bathrooms *Single, Triple No LLCs
    North Campus Tenaya Hall Traditional Shared Bathrooms

    *Single, Double, Triple, Quad

    Fiat Lux (by invitiation only)

    • First-year students only
    • Accepts 150 students
    • Housed on the second and third floors of Tenaya Hall
    North Campus

    Mariposa Hall

    • Gender inclusive housing option
    Suite *Single, Double No LLCs
    North Campus Tuolumne Suite *Single, Double, Triple No LLCs
    North Campus

    Valley Terraces

    • Continuing students only
    • Gender inclusive housing option
    Suite *Single, Double

    Transfer Students

    • Transfer students only
    • Housed in Valley Terraces
    • Accepts 50 students

    Student athletes are also housed in Valley Terraces.

    South Campus

    El Portal

    • Continuing students on the fifth floor
    • Gender inclusive housing option
    Traditional Shared Bathrooms *Single, Double, Triple, Quad

    Leadership and Service

    • First-year students only
    • Housed in El Portal
    • Accepts 60 students
    South Campus

    Glacier Point

    • Gender inclusive housing option
    Traditional Shared Bathrooms *Single, Double, Triple,Quad

    School of Natural Sciences major students (Four LLCs: Aristotle House, Beyond the MD, Carson House, Vaughan House)

    • First-year students only
    • Housed on the second, third, fourth, and sixth floors of Glacier Point
    • Each house accepts 60 students
    South Campus

    Granite Pass

    • Gender inclusive housing option
    Traditional Shared Bathrooms *Single, Double, Triple,Quad

    Four LLCs

    Professional Engineering

    • First-year students only
    • 60 students

    Public Health Pathways

    • First-year students only
    • Accepts 60 students

    Entrepreneurship

    • First-yer students only
    • Accepts 60 students

    AFRO Hall

    • First year, second-year, and continuting students
    • Accepts 60 students
       
    South Campus

    Sentinel Rock

    • Continuing students on the fifth floor
    • Gender inclusive housing option
    Traditional Shared Bathrooms *Single, Double, Triple,Quad

    No LLCs

    Selecting an LLC

    When students make selections on the Housing Options and Learning Communities page, they may indicate their interest in Living Learning Communities and select up to two LLCs in which they are interested. Declaring interest in an LLC is not a guarantee of placement. Students will be notified if they are selected to join a Living Learning Community.

    UC Merced does not have graduate or undergraduate family housing on campus. Please refer to https://och.ucmerced.edu/ for off-campus housing options with UC Merced.

    Gender-Inclusive Options

    Gender-inclusive housing is designed to create inclusive communities for students of varying gender identities. Gender identities are numerous and include man, woman, transgender and gender queer, among many others. The Gender Inclusive (GI) housing option provides a safe and inclusive environment for trans, gender-fluid, gender non-conforming and non-binary students. Gender-inclusive housing is not co-ed housing. Gender Inclusive assignments are made based on individual student requests (room type, Living Learning Community, first-year or continuing student status).

    Before you sign up for a GI housing option, ask yourself if you can you commit “yes” to these statements:

    • I understand that Gender Inclusive housing is designed to create inclusive communities for students of varying gender identities. Gender identities are numerous and include man, woman, transgender and gender queer, among many others. Gender Inclusive housing is intended to be more than co-ed housing.
    • I understand that by agreeing to participate in Gender Inclusive housing I may be assigned roommates or suite-mates of varying biological sexes, gender identities or sexual orientations.

    Gender-inclusive housing options are available in these communities:

    Continuing students –  Valley Terraces, Half Dome, Mariposa and the fifth floors of El Portal and Sentinel Rock

    First-year students – Half Dome, Mariposa, Glacier Point, Granite Pass, Sentinel Rock and El Portal

    Students interested in gender-inclusive housing should be sure to check the gender-inclusive housing option in their housing application. During roommate selection, students will be able to see and select others who have signed up for gender-inclusive housing option. Students can only pick a roommate from this roommate group. They can also create a roommate group.