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Finding Housing


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 (; 209-355-0913)

J-1 scholar visas: Rico Johnson (; 209-355-1018)

Student (F-1, J-1) visas: Lacey Long-Vejar (; 209-259-8913)

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

Other queries & concerns: Garett Gietzen (; 209-285-9780)

UC Merced Housing and Residence Life Office 

The UC Merced Housing and Residence Life Office has many resources available to assist you in your housing search. This should be the first place you start your search for housing. The website will assist you with finding on-campus and off-campus housing options.


On-campus housing is available to undergraduate students in F-1 and J-1 status and on some cases visiting scholars. You can find more information regarding on-campus housing through the housing office's website.  


The housing office can also help connect students with many off-campus housing options. The Off-Campus Housing (OCH) website lists properties available for rent. Renters can search for properties to rent and/or roommates.


This is a student-run Facebook group for finding housing -

Temporary Housing

Hooper House Bear Creek Inn
575 W. North Bear Creek Dr. 
Merced, CA 95348
Best Western Inn
1033 Motel Dr. 
Merced, CA 95340
Hampton Inn & Suites
225 S. Parsons Ave.
Merced, CA 95340
Holiday Inn Express
151 S. Parsons Ave.
Merced, CA 95341
Courtyard Marriott
750 Motel Dr.
Merced, CA 95340