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The UC Merced Campus

Visiting Merced

Cattracks and Rufus

2020 Project

Cattracks and Rufus

  • An ambitious initiative to rapidly add new capital facilities to the University of California, Merced.
  • The Project includes 1.2 million gross square feet (790,000 asf) of critically needed facilities.
  • By 2020, the project will roughly double the physical capacity of the campus.
  • Learn more about the project here.

Campus Location

Download a PDF map of the Campus

Map of UC Merced campus


UC Merced, 5200 N. Lake Road, is about eight miles northeast of the city of Merced’s downtown area. Driving directions to the campus from the region’s major airports (San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose and Fresno) are available online.

Directions from southbound Highway 99

  1. Head southeast on CA-99 South.
  2. Take Exit 187B toward Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
  3. Turn left onto CA-59 North/Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
  4. Take the third right onto West 16th Street.
  5. Take the third left onto G Street.
  6. Turn right onto East Bellevue Road.
  7. Turn left at Lake Road.
  8. Arrive at main entrance to the UC Merced campus.

Directions from northbound Highway 99

  1. Head northwest on CA-99 North.
  2. Take exit 187A for G Street.
  3. Turn right onto G Street.
  4. Turn right onto East Bellevue Road.
  5. Turn left at Lake Road.
  6. Arrive at main entrance to the UC Merced campus.