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About

The room and board rate billed to students will depend on their contract type, room type, and meal plan. 

  • Contract type: We offer two types of housing contracts: Academic Year and Year-Round.
    • Academic Year Contract: grants the student housing during the Fall and Spring semesters
    • Year-Round Contract: grants students housing for an entire calendar year. Year-round contracts add more value for students by combining a 37-week academic year contract with a 12-week summer contract.
  • Room type: single, double, triple, and quad. Please click here to browse residence halls and housing options.
  • Meal plan: All residents must have a meal plan.

During the application process, students choose their meal plan and contract type, as well as their room preference. Please note that although you may indicate a room preference in your application, you are not guaranteed that room type.

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. Please email housing@ucmerced.edu or call 209-228-2293 if you have further questions about the policy.

For information about renter's insurance, please click here.

 

2021-2022 Room Rates

Room rates are based on contract type and room type. Rates include furnishings and provided utilities, WiFi and amenities. Room and board fees are billed prior to each semester. For year-round contracts, the cost of Summer 2023 room and board is included as part of the fall and spring semester bills. There is an additional $20 housing association fee per semester.

Note: Room types are categorized by the number of beds, not number of occupants. For example, if you are the only occupant in a room with three beds, you will still be billed for the Triple rate.

 

  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

 

 

2021 Summer Session Rates

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

For more information about summer housing, please click here.

For more details about summer sessions, please click here.

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.