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Spaces that Inspire Action

Whether its a critical meeting where big decisions will be made or a casual gathering to break out of the usual routine or anything in between, the spectacular UC Merced campus offers an option to make your event a success. In addition to the variety of spaces offered in our conference center, Hospitality Services provides event space across campus in a variety of shapes and sizes. Please take a look at some of our most popular options below, and contact us for additional options.

Blue and Gold Room

The Blue and Gold Room is a private conference space with a large center conference table and seating for 14 people.


  • TV video display
  • Sound system
  • HDMI / VGA compatible
  • Conference call capable
  • Wall-mounted white board

California Room

The California Room is a 2,400 square-foot meeting and event space located in the heart of the Valley Terraces residential community and adjacent to the Cat Quad, a green space reserved for student and residential life events. The California Room has an attached kitchenette and features three walls of windows and wood ceiling beams.


  • Large LCD Projector with audio
  • Lapel and wireless microphones
  • HDMI compatible
  • Attached kitchenette

Crescent Arch Room

Crescent Arch is a 1,755 square-foot meeting space located in the Half Dome residence hall. The space features beautiful paintings of iconic Yosemite landmarks, including Half Dome itself.


  • LCD projector with audio
  • Microphone ready
  • CD and DVD players
  • HDMI / VGA compatible

Notice Required for Meeting and Event Space

If you are a UC Merced client and would like to request a room reservation, please visit to access the EMS system.

If you are a non-UC Merced client and would like to request a room reservation, please contact our team at or

Private Dining Room Reservation

To book the private dining rooms in the Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center or Pavilion Dining Center, please use the UC Merced Room Reservation System (EMS) at Elizabeth's Garden and Pavilion 104 and 105 are available to reserve with a catering order minimum.


Contact our team to schedule a tour and start planning your next event!

Debbie Henderson, CMP
Director, UC Merced Hospitality Services