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Parent and Community FAQs

FAQs coming soon.

Who will be able to live on campus this fall semester?

Because of health and safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the two-year residency requirement will be waived for the 2020-2021 academic year. Incoming first-year students, foster and former foster youth, students with an ADA accommodation request and housing-insecure students will have campus housing priority for fall semester. Regent, Fiat Lux and Transfer scholars who have guaranteed housing also will have priority. All second-year students and continuing students who signed contracts will be placed on waiting lists. Wait-listed students will learn more about their status in July via their university email account. 

How many students will live on campus this fall semester?

The number of residential students for fall semester will depend on several factors, including how many priority students choose to live on campus. Priority will go to incoming first-year students, foster and former foster youth, students with an ADA accommodation request and housing-insecure students. Regent, Fiat Lux and Transfer scholars who have guarantee housing also will have priority housing. 

What are the deadlines to apply for fall semester housing?

The deadline for first-year students to apply for fall semester housing is June 30. The deadline for transfer students is July 5. Apply here

When can I move in for fall semester?

The move-in period is tentatively scheduled to begin in early or mid-August. The move-in dates are coordinated with COVID-related planning to ensure safety and physical distance. Please be sure to check your UC Merced email and this website for up-to-date information.