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COVID-19 UPDATE: ISS SERVICES 

Due to the COVID-19 situation, our main office (KL-101) is closed until further notice, but we remain available remotely, M-F 8:00-5:00, to answer questions and provide remote advising and other services. We are also available to address any emergencies.

 Employment-based visas: Becky Mirza (bmirza@ucmerced.edu; 209-355-0913)

J-1 scholar visas: Rico Johnson (rjohnson26@ucmerced.edu; 209-355-1018)

Student (F-1, J-1) visas: Lacey Long-Vejar (llongvejar@ucmerced.edu; 209-259-8913)

ISS-related emergencies: Becky Mirza (209-355-0913)

Other queries & concerns: Garett Gietzen (ggietzen@ucmerced.edu; 209-285-9780)

Going to college away from your home country can be challenging at times. Regardless of where you come from, or how familiar you are with the United States, you are likely to come across new and exciting experiences that will help you learn and grow. The following resources are compiled to help you settle in and adjust to life in Merced.

Finding Housing Money Matters
Transportation Health and Safety
Places of Worship Shopping & Dining
Cultural Adjustment English Language Institute
Campus Resources Government Websites
Taxes