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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

Merced 2020 is adding new classrooms, labs, housing, and amenities to enhance student life, enable academic distinction, and expand access to UC Merced.

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Progress Updates

June 7, 2017
Every day, the team's aerial drone provides an overview of the construction work to expand UC Merced's campus.  Take a look at what happened in May.     
May 5, 2017
UC Merced's campus expansion continues to move forward.  Over the past few weeks, the designers have focused on refining the first buildings expected in Fall 2018 and the construction team has been conducting...
January 24, 2017
  Sitework continues this month with clearing of the site, construction road development, water line installation and preparation for the arrival of construction team trailers.    For the latest...


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The 2020 team will continue its series of progress updates with UC Merced's student government representatives at the first meeting of the Fall...
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Next year's UC Merced Tour Guides will get a hands-on introduction on how to explain at the future of the campus. 
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Faculty interested in learning more and providing input on the Lab 3A building's wet labs are invited to attend a meeting with the project team...

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