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COVID-19 Information for International Students and Scholars

The Ofifce of International Affairs is open with a hybrid work schedule. ISS staff are available on-campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You can reach an advisor by email or cell phone on Mondays and Thursdays.

We understand there is a vast amount of information online that may be difficult to navigate as you seek answers to your questions. The links below will hopefully answer some of your questions. If you don't see the answer to your question here, or if you have questions about or want to discuss your unique circumstances, please contact an advisor for an appointment. For Employment-Based visas (H, O, TN, PR) contact Becky Mirza at, for J Exchange Visitors contact Rico Johnson at, or for International Students (F/J Visa) contact Lacey Long-Vejar at

Where can I get COVID-19 testing and vaccination information?

Our Health Services office has a web page You can also find a link on our campus-wide update page

Where can I find COVID-19 general information including resources for UC Merced?

UC Merced COVID-19 University-Wide Update

Stay up to date with UC Merced campus news by regularly visiting the campus update page. This page is updated as new information is known, so please plan on being proactive and checking this site regularly to stay informed. Be sure to read the latest updates that includes Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz's Executive Directive as well as the UC Vaccination Policy.

F/J International Students Information and FAQs

J-1 Exchange Visitors Information

Employment-Based H, O, TN and Permanent Resident Faculty and Staff Information