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Campus Tours

UC Merced Little Lake - View from the Granite Pass Residence Hall



We invite you and your family to join us for an in-person walking tour of our beautiful campus located in the heart of California. Our student tour guides are a lively group excited to show you everything they love about UC Merced.

You will also glimpse student life, hear about our academic excellence, student support services, clubs, and organizations, and learn more about internship and research opportunities available to UC Merced students. Sign-up for guided in-person family tours as space is limited in adherence to safety guidelines.

You can also sign up for self-guided tours or take advantage of the different options for a virtual experience of UC Merced.

We can't wait to meet you!

Please Note: In order to provide a seamless experience, please be aware of the following COVID-19 and CDC protocols and guidelines for all campus visitors. For any other COVID-19 related inquiries including face coverings, please visit


UC Merced You Visit Virtual Tour

Group Tours

Come experience our campus to embark on a journey to imagine yourself at UC Merced.

UC Merced You Visit Virtual Tour

Family Tours

A great time for the whole family! Come see our UC Merced campus with the people who matter most.

UC Merced You Visit Virtual Tour

Welcome Center Instagram

Check our Welcome Center Instagram(@UCMercedTours)


Rufus the Bobcat

Live Tours

Check out our LIVE tours and Instagram channels (@LifeatUCMerced) and Welcome Center (@UCMercedTours).

Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours - Coming soon!

Take a self-guided tour of our campus to learn about one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities.

UC Merced Drone Tour Student Flying Drone

Drone Tours

We invite you to engage with us and get a bird's-eye view of campus.



Interactive virtual campus tour

Interactive Virtual Campus Tour

Learn how to help your student navigate the next step in their journey to the University of California, Merced.

Interactive Campus Map Tour

Interactive Campus Map

An interactive map that highlights residence halls, academic buildings, dining options and other points of interests.

UC Merced You Visit Virtual Tour

360 Virtual Tour

Immersive 360 photos and an interactive walking tour that allow you to explore north campus and our residence halls.


UC Merced Tour Guides

Meet your UC Merced Tour Guides

More Information

For additional questions or concerns, please contact:

Juan Roman_Welcome Center Coordinator

Juan Román
Welcome Center Coordinator
Office: (209) 228-4635


Welcome Center
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
Office: 209-228-6316

As of December 3, 2022:
Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday / Sunday: Select weekends excluding major holidays.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM