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April 25, 2018
With two residential buildings opening in August, the first stage of UC Merced's new pedestrian-oriented corridor, "Academic Walk", is taking shape. 
April 24, 2018
UC Merced's new Dining Pavilion will open in August 2018.  The building will have indoor and outdoor seating for 600 people and includes two private dining rooms.  
April 23, 2018
ABC-30 talked to two of the six UC Merced engineering students helping to build the campus as interns for the development team.  
November 29, 2017
ABC-30 visited campus to get an update on UC Merced's campus expansion.  Chancellor Leland told them the first buildings open in fall 2018.
November 27, 2017
Phase 1 of a new campus parking lot opened for campus use on November 27, 2017.  When Phase 2 is complete in Fall 2020, it will have added 1,574 net new parking spaces to the campus, a 60% increase.
November 8, 2017
The buildings have been 'shrink wrapped' so that construction can continue through the winter rain season. 
November 1, 2017
November 18, 2017: Bellevue Parking Lot Mass Notification Testing The UC Merced Police Department will be testing the campus-wide external public announcement this Saturday, November 18th, 2017 between 9 AM and 10 AM.  This test is to ensure the external public announcement system serving the new campus parking lot south of Bellevue Road is functional and that the system works...
September 21, 2017
As part of a busy summer of work, the development team has begun form work for the sixth and flinal floor of a new student residential facility in the heart of the Merced 2020 campus expansion.  Known as Housing 1B, the building is scheduled to open in Fall 2018 and will provide additional undergraduate residential housing. 
September 21, 2017
Work is progressing on a second bridge crossing the Fairfield Canal.  The span will connect the campus expansion to the existing campus on the western edge of Science and Engineering 1 and 2. 
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 roof.