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Get a glimpse of on-campus living by staying in one of our shared living accommodations for your orientation session. Staying on campus during orientation, allows new students to meet some of their peers and their families. New Bobcats can also get acquainted with Merced and find out where everything is located.


We apologize for any inconvenience, but Orientation Guest Housing requests are no longer being accepted for Summer 2023.

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Orientation housing is $25 per person, per night with a maximum occupancy of 4 guests per suite. Once a reservation request is made, Hospitality Services staff will send a confirmation within 2 weeks of your scheduled Orientation Date. Confirmations will include reservation details and instructions on how to pay online. Credit card payments must be made prior to arrival. Cash or checks will not be accepted.


Summer Orientation will be providing meals during orientation. Additional meals are available for purchase during your reservation process.  Meals are $10 per person, per meal. 


Availability of orientation housing is limited, and reservations close two (2) weeks before the orientation session date. Reservations are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. We highly recommend guests reserve well in advance of the deadline date. Guests are welcome to reserve up to two (2) nights (Night before and night of orientation). Please refer to the following reservation deadlines listed below:

2023 Orientation Deadlines

Orientation Date

Guest Housing Reservation Deadline
Earliest Arrival
Check-In 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Latest Departure
Check-Out 11 a.m.
Friday, July 7,2023
Friday, June 23, 2023
Thursday, July 6, 2023
Saturday, July 8, 2023
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Friday, June 30, 2023
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Friday, July 14, 2023
Friday, June 30, 2023
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Saturday, July 15, 2023
Monday, July 17, 2023
Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Sunday, July 16, 2023
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Friday, July 7, 2023
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Saturday, July 22, 2023
Friday, July 7, 2023
Friday, July 21, 2023
Sunday, July 23, 2023
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Friday, July 14, 2023
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Monday, July 17, 2023
Friday, July 28, 2023
Sunday, July 30, 2023


You will be contacted by our Hospitality Services Team prior to your arrival to confirm your stay and answer any last minute questions you may have. Hospitality Services staff will be on hand for check-in from 2:00 pm-10:00 pm in  Summits Housing Tenaya 190. Guests will receive directions to our office in your reservation confirmation email and must present a photo ID at check-in. Families will receive one key and one access card for their room and building. Please contact our office at 209-228-0009 if you will not be able to check in by 10:00pm.  


Hospitality Services staff will be on hand for check out in Summits Housing Tenaya 190 from 7:00 am-11:00 am. Rooms must be vacated of all belongings, and any keys or access cards must be returned at check out. Failure to check out during this timeframe may result in additional charges.


Cancellations must be received no less than 24 hours before arrival. Guests will be charged the full amount of a reservation if Hospitality Services receives a cancellation after 2 p.m. on the day before scheduled arrival. All cancellations must be received in writing to  A Hospitality Services representative will contact guests by phone or email to confirm a cancellation request has been received and approved.


The main parking lot for Overnight Orientation Guests is the Scholars Parking Lot. Parking regulations are enforced on campus from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Guests arriving during these hours will need to buy a parking pass at the self-serve kiosks. Parking passes are not included in the overnight guest accommodations rate. Any parking passes given to families by orientation staff members must be displayed as instructed. Maps will be sent in your confirmation email.


Our dining center is within walking distance of guest housing and will be open for incoming students and their families to enjoy. Hours of operation are located on the UC Merced Dining Services website. If you have time to explore the city of Merced, please visit the Promenade located approximately three miles from campus at Paulson and Yosemite avenues. Guests can enjoy various cuisines, grab a coffee or visit the ATM. On Campus Meals can be pre-purchased for $10 per person, rates may be higher at the door. 


Rooms located on the first floor of guest housing will be available for guests who need accommodations. If specific housing accommodations are needed due to a disability, please highlight this on your reservation request form. We will discuss your request when we confirm your reservation.


Contact us to plan your stay!


Physical Office Location- Summits Housing Tenaya Office 190.

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