UC Merced Parent & Family Guides

View the Parent and Family Guide to connect with UC Merced. This guide was made with University of California Merced families in mind.


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When your student heads to college, there’s a whole new community to explore. We help parents find the resources they need. From UC student housing to UC off-campus apartments, we will point you to the most student-friendly housing options in Merced. Along with on- and off-campus housing, your student may need help finding a bank near UC, or a convenient Merced healthcare provider. Last but not least, you’re sure to want to visit! Whether you’re looking for a place to stay for move-in, family weekend, graduation or any time in between, we can introduce you to the best hotels and restaurants near UC campus plus share ideas for activities to enjoy with your student or on your own.

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