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Students & Families

Your health and well-being are our top priority at UC Merced. Our leaders are working closely with experts to ensure your ongoing safety and build solutions to meet your changing needs. As you navigate campus, please know that we are committed to fully supporting our students and keeping you updated on current information.

UC Merced’s Success Anywhere website supports student success by providing support, guidance, and resources that equip students to pursue their educational journey. This site serves as a hub for opportunities, programs and services that promote success for currently enrolled UC Merced students.


Quick Guides

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for anyone who learns, lives, or works on campus

  • Students can use this 1-question survey to receive an email with specific next steps based on their vaccination status.
  • Students should upload proof of full vaccination.
  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students, including those with approved exemptions, will be required to wear face coverings and participate in asymptomatic COVID-19 testing.
  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated residential students, including those with approved exemptions, will be required to wear face coverings, participate in asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, and sequester upon arrival to campus.
  • Eligible exemptions and accommodations include medical or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance and require submission for validation.
  • For questions or information about COVID-19 vaccinations, contact the Student Health Center at 209-228-2273 or

Campus Housing

  • In fall 2021, UCM housing will be at typical capacity, and Fall 2021 incoming students are required to live on campus.
  • Enhanced health and safety precautions will be in place, along with increased cleaning of facilities. View the Physical Readiness page.


  • On-campus dining options will be open this fall – additional information will be shared in August

Health Services

  • Student Health Services (SHS) is open and available for both virtual and in person visits.
  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes scholars to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment
  • Students are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on-campus

Student Services

  • Resources and services that support your social, physical, and academic well-being are currently available virtually and will be available in-person this fall.
  • Campus tutoring services are currently available virtually and will be offered in-person this fall.
  • Student Recreation Center is currently open to limited capacity, which will continue to increase.
  • Basic needs assistance, including grocery support, economic crisis response, and housing insecurity assistance, is available through the Basic Needs Department.
  • Academic advisors and program staff will be available for appointments and walk-ins, some may offer virtual services. Contact your specific program office for more information.