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2020 Project Move Planning

The Merced 2020 Campus Expansion will be delivered in three phases between Fall 2018 and Fall 2020. 

The Merced 2020 Campus Expansion will nearly double the amount of physical space available to the campus.   However, the efficient use of space must remain an ongoing strategic priority  if UC Merced is to meet its goals for supporting faculty and student success in the years and decades ahead.

Phased Delivery and Moves

Merced 2020 will be delivered in three phases.  

  1. Fall 2018 First Delivery includes 700 new student beds, a 600-seat multipurpose dining facility, new classrooms and 940 new parking spaces. It is 161,000 assignable square feet in size.
  2. Fall 2019 Second Delivery includes a new wet-laboratory, computational laboratory buildings with faculty offices, and an outdoor competition field. It is 150,800 assignable square feet in size.
  3. Fall 2020 Substantial Completion includes a new wet-lab building with faculty offices and classrooms, 980 new beds in student housing, 630 new parking spaces, a conference center, a dedicated transit hub for buses, a new wellness center, an enrollment center, expansion of the existing Early Childhood Education Center, a swimming pool, three tennis courts and four basketball courts. It is 478,000 assignable square feet in size.

As building programming and space allocation decisions are made, this page will include resources for the campus community.