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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

March 10, 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 securing...
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.    Follow the 2020...
December 28, 2016
  In late December, the team developed an entrance to the campus that will be used for construction-related traffic. The new entrance is on Lake Road just south of the Bellevue Road...


An overview of our campus expansion will be provided to the once a year gathering of the UC system's transportation directors. 
Elks Lodge, Downtown Merced
Soroptomist International of Merced hosted the team for an update on UC Merced's campus expansion. The event was held at 12 noon at the Elks...
CTK Quad
Inspired by New Orleans artist Candy Chang's community chalkboard art, UC Merced student Perla Cerla led the creation of a giant construction...

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