Starting in Spring 2021, UC Merced will be offering graduate student on-campus housing at the university's newest residence halls: Sentinel Rock and El Portal. Apartments for graduate students will be on the first floor of the residence halls and will be shared by two graduate students. Housing is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority given to international graduate students. More information about these apartments including amenities can be found at Housing & Residence Education.
For those who are looking for an alternative option, there is an Off-Campus Housing community database that provides information on various listings for housing and rentals in the Merced area. Information in this database is provided by either realtors or current owners/tenants who are looking to fill empty rooms. Students can register using their UCMnet ID. This is an especially helpful tool if you are looking for a room, or a roommate! You can also contact the Dean of Students office for emergency housing options.