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Building the Future

UC Merced has officially launched its historic expansion. 

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

August 7, 2017
The new Dining Facility features a recognizable sloped roof.  The 600-seat building opens in Fall 2018.  The construction team has begun assembling the steel components of the buildings distinctive sloped...
August 2, 2017
Housing 1B is one of four buildings that will expand UC Merced's portfolio of on-campus housing.   As part of a busy summer of work, the development team has begun form work for the third floor of what will...
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.     


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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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