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Building the Future

UC Merced has officially launched its historic expansion. 

Building the Future

An ambitious initiative to rapidly add new capital facilities to the University of California, Merced

Building the Future

A dynamic, mixed-use expansion integrated with the existing campus.

Building the Future

The 2020 Project includes housing, classrooms and student life amenities combined along a vibrant corridor.

The next great step for the University of California, Merced

The Merced 2020 Project will add 1.2 million gross square feet of new academic, housing, and student life facilities to the University of California, Merced. The ultimate result will be a vibrant and sustainable campus that will enable academic distinction, enhance student life and expand access to the University. 

The $1.3 billion project includes three new teaching and research lab buildings, 1,700 new beds of on-campus housing, dedicated space for student life and clubs, 1,500 new parking spaces, a student wellness center, a new entrance to campus and transit hub that will improve campus circulation, new dining options, an expansion of the childhood education center, a conference center for community and campus events, NCAA-II class outdoor athletic and recreation fields and a pool.  It will be complete in three phases between Fall 2018 and Fall 2020.

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Progress Updates

October 24, 2016
Fence is designed to protect campus community. The Scholars Lane portion of the fence features images and details regarding the project's components. Among the first tasks for the 2020 Project is preparing the...
October 3, 2016
Will begin light grading and shrub clearance.   The first set of construction equipment arrived on campus in early October. Over the upcoming weeks, the construction team will begin initial sitework on the...
September 26, 2016
Closure extends through Fall 2020. The 2020 Project involves the use of heavy equipment, large scale earthmoving and other construction activity. To enable the safe development of the 2020 Project, the development...


UC Merced will be sharing its experiences moving forward with our campus expansion plan.  Learn more: CG/LA North American Infrastructure...
Our campus expansion plan will be a topic of conversation at the P3 Awards and Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. http://p3awards.partnershipsevents....
On Nov. 9th and 10th the 2020 Project will be discussed during the CityAge conference in Los Angeles.  The event includes...

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