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Guest & Orientation Housing

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Available June 1 - August 6, 2018

Guest Housing

Included in Your Stay:

  • Partially furnished room in a UC Merced residence hall.
  • Ethernet / Wireless Internet
  • Bed and Bath Linen
  • Weekly linen exchange and housekeeping services (For stays longer than seven days

Reservations & Eligibility:

Guest Housing has limited availability and all reservations will be honored on first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact Debbie Henderson, or call (209) 228-3137 to request guest-housing accommodations.

Eligibility: To be an eligible guest of the University, you must be engaged in University business during your stay and must have a UC Merced department host and/or UC Affiliation. Some examples of eligible guests include Freshmen Orientation, UC Alumni, visiting scholars, researchers, interns or other guests with a UC Merced department host.

Orientation Housing Accommodations

On-campus housing is available for students and family members in our conveniently located residence halls. You may choose to stay up to three nights to attend orientation and take advantage of a side-trip to beautiful Yosemite National Park!

Room rate for Orientation Housing is $25 per person, per night. Accommodations include fully furnished room, Ethernet/wireless internet, and Bed and bath linen.

Registration and Payment

Click to Register for Orientation Housing

Orientation housing for summer 2018 is limited due to building renovations.  Upon completion of your housing registration, the Conference and Event Services team will contact you with confirmation or provide alternatives for your stay in Merced.  Reservations are accepted until 2 weeks prior to your Orientation Session. (see table of dates below)

If you are interested in our eight (8) off-campus Guest Housing accommodations at $75 per night for 1 bedroom/1 bath, $95 per night for a 2 bedroom/1 bath and $110 per night for 2 bedroom/2 bath units, please contact Debbie Henderson at

Important Note: Students must register for an orientation session prior to securing overnight accommodations.

2018 Dates and Deadlines

Orientation Date Housing Request Deadline

June 26

June 12
June 28 June 14
July 5 June 21
July 7 June 23
July 10 June 26
July 12 June 28
July 13 June 29
July 17 July 3
July 19 July 5
July 21 July 7
July 24 July 10

Registration and Payment

Once the Orientation dates have been secured and advertised on Orientation’s webpage, please visit our webpage to register for overnight Orientation accommodations. Reservations are accepted up until 2 weeks prior to your Orientation session.

If you have any questions, email Debbie Henderson at or call the Conference and Event Services office at 209-228-2313.

Conference & Event Services
Debbie Henderson
Office: 209-228-2313
Conference & Event Services Front Desk
Half Dome 195
Direct Line: 209-228-2313