UC Merced guarantees housing to a select group of students. Completing the online housing application and meeting the deadline dates (application and reservation fee) is necessary. Housing guarantees apply for full academic year contracts only, student starting in the spring semester are not guaranteed for future years.
Incoming First-Year Students
First-year students admitted for the fall term who meet the housing application deadlines are guaranteed housing.
New Transfer Students
New transfer students admiited for the fall term are guaranteed their first year of on-campus housing.
Regents Scholars meeting their respective application deadlines are eligible for a four-year on-campus housing guarantee.