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Building the Future
UC Merced has officially launched its historic expansion. 
A New Social Heart for the University of California, Merced
At night, the Central Dining Facility transforms into a “social lantern" and a hub of activity.
The Future Merges Living and Learning
A mixed-use classroom/residential building along 'Academic Walk' will open in 2018.
A Compact Land Use Plan Designed to Nurture Innovation
Urban design strategies reaffirm our teaching, research and public service goals.  
Building the Future
State-of-the-art research labs and sustainable infrastructure integrated with the existing campus.


The next great step for the University of California, Merced

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


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Progress Updates

August 16, 2018
The first phase of UC Merced's campus expansion was completed in Summer 2018. The phase includes new housing, a new dining pavilion, a soccer field and additional parking.  Download the first phase...
July 25, 2018
The second phase of the project includes two new state-of-the-art buildings with labs, faculty offices and classrooms.  The buildings open in Fall 2019 and define the edge of a new quadrangle. ...
July 25, 2018
By Fall 2020, the campus expansion will have doubled the physical capacity of UC Merced.  It includes a new laboratory building with faculty offices and classrooms, new student housing, a...





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