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Off-Campus Housing

You Are a Bobcat Wherever You Live 

Mission Statement

The Off-Campus Housing Services within Housing and Residence Education at the University of California, Merced, works to provide students with information, resources, and advising on off-campus housing.

  • Allow students to make informed decisions about living off campus
  • Help students learn to be responsible and knowledgeable renters
  • Create partnerships with landlords and property management companies in Merced

OCHCs work to provide students with information, resources, & advising so they may make informed decisions about living off campus and help them become responsible and knowledgeable renters.

Off-Campus Housing Services

  • Off-Campus Housing Services help students transition to living off-campus through workshops, individual consultations and a community rental database.
  • Off-Campus Housing Services does not complete housing applications, place students, take deposits or work with landlords and property management companies on behalf of students. 
  • Housing and Residence Education does not assume responsibility for a property or rental using resources we have provided.

How to Find Housing

Visit the Off-Campus Housing Database

We are very fortunate to be a University of California campus located in a community that offers a wide array of off-campus housing options (apartments, homes, condo/townhouses and rooms for rent) at affordable prices. You are encouraged to use the various tools available to find a housing accommodation that best suits your lifestyle. 

Frequently asked questions about living off campus

Graduate Students

Graduate students looking for housing information should contact the Graduate Resource Center within the Graduate Division, gradresources@ucmerced.edu.