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Due to concerns around the COVID-19 virus, UC Merced leadership has decided to cancel all tours until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

After detailed and thoughtful discussion, we believe this is the best decision for our students, staff and guests. While there are no confirmed cases at UC Merced at this time, we believe that it is important for communities to look out for one another and to do what is best for global and UC Merced communities.

If you would like to reschedule your group tour for after April 20, please contact Welcome Center coordinator Juan Román at 209-201-5601 or

Thank you,

UC Merced Welcome Center/Undergraduate Admissions

Come See Us!

Tour guideContact us to arrange a guided tour of campus. Tours are available every weekday and most Saturdays throughout the year. Visiting campus will give you firsthand knowledge of UC Merced’s academic programs, housing and student life. 

Family Tours

  • Students and their families who wish to visit UC Merced can join other visiting students and their families on a student-led tour of campus.
  • A student tour guide will take you on a 60-minute walking tour with a 20:1 visitor-to-guide ratio.
  • Consist of a 60-minute walking tour led by a student tour guide.
  • Contact the Welcome Center at (209) 228-6316 or via e-mail at if you have questions or concerns.
  • Available by reservation: Sign up for a tour now

Available Family Tour Times

Dates Days of Week Times Make a Reservation

Jan. 2 to Feb. 29, 2020

Monday through Friday 

Designated Saturdays at noon PDT (excludes major holidays)

  • 10 a.m. PDT 
  • 1 p.m. PDT
  • 3 p.m. PDT

Sign Up for a Tour

March 1 to April 4, 2020

Monday through Friday 

Designated Saturdays at noon PST (excludes major holidays)

  • 10 a.m. PDT
  • 1 p.m. PDT 
  • 3 p.m. PDT
  • 5 p.m. PDT

Registration is closed.

Please Note

We know that things happen, but please note that due to an increased demand for campus tours, failure to check in by your designated tour start time may result in your spot being given to a guest on our waitlist.

Group Tours

  • For schools, community colleges or community-based organizations that would like to visit UC Merced.
  • Please allow 7 to 10 business days for confirmation and arrival instructions.
  • Please note that due to an increased demand for campus tours, there might be a delay in the response time. Contact the Welcome Center at (209) 228-6316 or via e-mail at if you have any questions or concerns.

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For additional questions or concerns, please contact:

Juan Roman Brian Chongtoua
Juan Román
Welcome Center Coordinator
Brian Chongtoua
Admissions Public Advisor
Welcome Center
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
Office: 209-228-6316















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