Need a place to stay during orientation? Have a long drive to UC Merced and don’t want to drive back the same day? Come stay with us.
Get a glimpse of on-campus living by staying in one of our shared living accommodations for your orientation session. During orientation, staying on campus 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.
Reservations and Payment
Please fill out the reservation form: Registration Form
Orientation housing is $25 per person per night. Once a reservation is made, Hospitality Services staff will send a confirmation within three business days. Confirmations will include reservation details and instructions on how to pay online. Credit card payments must be made before arrival. Cash or checks will not be accepted.
Availability of orientation housing is limited, and reservations close two 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. Please refer to the following reservation deadlines listed below:
2022 Orientation Deadlines
Check-In 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Check-Out 11 a.m.
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 before arrival if you will not be able to make it to the office 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 during check out. Failure to check out during this timeframe may result in additional charges.
Cancellations should 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. Please contact our office at 209-228-0009 to cancel. Please follow up with an email to confirm your request for cancellation at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 UC Merced is the Bellevue 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.
Students with Disabilities
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 contact us before your arrival date so we may provide assistance.
Contact us to plan your stay!
We are located in the Summits Housing Tenaya Office 190.