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UC Merced Featured on The College Tour

Explore the UC Merced experience through The College Tour student segments.

Student Resources on Campus

Greetings, Bobcats!

Here you can learn more about the services and resources that were included in your Admission packet. You can also download a PDF if you'd like!


Bobcat Advising Center (BAC)
The Bobcat Advising Center (BAC) is the academic advising home for all first year students in every major, all lower division undeclared transfers, and all continuing undeclared students in any class year.
Kolligian Library 122

Calvin E. Bright Success Center (BSC)
Provides opportunities and co-curricular experiences that aid students in enhancing their knowledge of university resources, academic and personal growth/ development, and advocacy and access.
Kolligian Library 222

Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE)
Provides through prevention education and trauma-informed care advocacy using an intersectional framework.
Kolligian Library 107

CatCard Office
The UC Merced CatCard is a multi-service identification card for students, faculty and staff. Used for secured building access, library services, Cat dollars/meal plans, campus recreation and athletics, transportation and Catspots savings at participating business in the Merced community.
Granite Pass 171

Center for Career & Professional Advancement
The CCPA continuously fosters partnerships with employers, staff, administration and the greater community and focuses  on preparing students for life after college. Here you will find all the resources you need to seeking employment opportunities while earning your degree.
Kolligian Library 184

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) supports the mental health and well-being of our students. It is the intention of all CAPS staff to provide a safe, confidential atmosphere of acceptance and accessibility to professionals in the field of psychology. Services specialize in the unique needs of UC Merced students in an effort to promote their academic, personal and social development.
Wellness Center

Housing and Residence Education
Our mission is to provide clean, safe, student-centered residential communities. We cultivate our living-learning experience to support academic accomplishment, diversity and respect for human dignity and student success. Click here to see more information about our residence halls and utilities.
Half Dome 195

Office of Student Involvement
We are here to encourage involvement in campus life, support student initiatives and serve as a primary liaison for students. Education happens both inside and outside the classroom and a successful college career includes social as well as intellectual development. Invest in your own success by getting involved!
Granite Pass 163 & 166

Recreation and Athletics Office
UC Merced Recreation and Athletics Department provides recreation and athletic opportunities for our students to lead healthy, engaging lifestyles that enhance student success, promote individual well-being, and foster a commitment to lead and serve the community. Discover programs in aquatics, intramural sports, sports clubs, fitness and more.
Student Activities and Athletics Center 110

Services for Undocumented Students
Discover a multitude of resources from academic support, legal, financial, trainings and much more.
Kolligian Library 127

Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs
The Office of SJI&IP aims to enhance the retention of our historically underserved scholars and to foster an inclusive campus environment for all by providing opportunities for holistic development, intersectional community building, and student agency.
Kolligian Library 167

Student Health Services
The mission of Health Services is to help each student strive for maximum physical and emotional health while pursuing their academic and personal goals at UC Merced. Health Services is committed to providing the highest quality primary health care, in combination with health education and wellness promotion through caring, accessible and affordable services.
Wellness Center

Students First Center
From admissions to graduation, the Students First Center provides high-quality guidance to UC Merced students, campus constituents and the public. Answering questions about Admission, Financial Aid, Registration, and more.
Administration Building 100

Transfer, Returning, and Veteran Student Services (TRV)
Transfer, Returning and Veterans (TRV) Student Services is a supportive community for transfer, reinstated and veteran students. We offer individual, academic, and community support as well as advocacy, research awareness, resources referrals and career exploration.
Sentinel Rock – 150 (Lounge) & 151 (Office)

Transportation and Parking Services
Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) is committed to providing safe and reliable parking and transit services for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Facilities Services Building A