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Graduate Housing at UC Merced

Graduate & Family Housing

UC Merced Housing and Residence Education is excited to offer graduate students on-campus housing in two of the campus’ most recently constructed residence halls.

Graduate student apartments are located on the first floors of Sentinel Rock and El Portal residence halls. Each apartment is designed to be shared by two graduate students. The apartments include two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a shared kitchen and living room.

The monthly rate for each student in an apartment is $1,000. The rate includes the furnished apartment, as well as water, sewer, electricity, trash and high-speed internet services.

In order to be eligible, students must be enrolled in eight to 12 credit hours per semester. Housing is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority given to international graduate students.

For Graduate & Family housing applicaiton, rates, and accomodations, visit Housing & Residence Life for more information.

Off Campus Housing

We are very fortunate to be a University of California campus located in a community that offers a wide array of off-campus housing options (apartments, homes, condo/townhouses and rooms for rent) at affordable prices. You are encouraged to use the various tools available to find a housing accommodation that best suits your lifestyle. 

With the Off-Campus Housing system, students can:

  • Search and view listings.
  • Submit roommates available and needed.
  • Submit subleases.

Additional off-campus housing options are available at


Note: By using the Off-Campus Housing Database provided by UC Merced you are agreeing to the OCH Database Usage Agreement

Disclaimer: The university does not investigate, endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of any listing referrals, the quality of the facility listed, or the listed individuals, companies, or firms. The university does not investigate, endorse, or guarantee suitability of those responding to the listings. Users of this service communicate and contract with each other individually and at their own risk. The Regents, officers, agents, and employees of the University of California shall not be liable for any actions occurring as a result of arrangements made between users of this service or for any errors or omissions made in compilation or print of the listings.