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Welcome UC Merced Bobcat Family!

UC Merced is a Connected Community and We’re Thrilled to Welcome You

As a partner in success with your UC Merced student, you are an important extension of our campus community. This is YOUR area, where you can find information on student housing, meal plans, financial aid, and more. Our goal is to provide you with a central location for the resources we find parents and family members most often need. If you would like to speak to a representative for specific questions, please contact (209) 228-7178.

Student with Parents

Parents & Families

Learn how to help your student navigate the next step in their journey to UC Merced.


Parents and Student

Parent Guide

The Parent Guide will connect you and your student to the campus community, provide answers to your top school questions.

UC Merced Welcome

Attend an Admitted Student Event

Check out the several on-campus and off-campus events offered for your newly admitted student.


Student Flying Kite

Financial Aid

If you've received a financial aid award, learn how to check off outstanding requirements.


Valley Terrance Housing

Housing and Residence Education

Learn more about the housing options offered for your student.


Student Health Office

Health Services

Learn more about the services offered by Student Health as well as the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP).


Text Sign-Up

Text INFO to 85523 to sign up for mobile alerts about dates and deadlines. (Message & data rates may apply.)