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Useful Contacts

Housing

The housing office provides a variety of resources. if you have any questions regarding housing contracts, roommates, lockouts or anything else regarding housing please visit the housing office website here or call 209-228-2293. Other useful contacts are listed below.

Key Contacts:

  • For Housing Services: Applications, Assignments, Contracts, Room and Board Billings 
  • For Student Life, Residence Education, Roommate- and RA-related questions

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is committed to the success of our students by providing financial aid and advising services that support student recruitment, retention, and timely degree completion, and ensures that a world-class education remains within reach for all eligible students who need financial assistance to achieve their educational goals. For more information, please visit their website here. 

Key Contacts:


Students First Center

The students first center is the place to go for course changes and or financial aid questions. Although the SFC is not physically open, we are still answering phones, responding to emails, and providing chat services. You can email studentsfirst@ucmerced.edu with any questions or call us at (209) 228-7178. 

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Bobcat Advising/General Advising 

The Bobcat Advising Center is the academic advising home for all first-year students in every major, all lower-division undeclared transfers, and all continuing undeclared students in any class year. Our team is here to support your educational journey as you work toward your personal, academic, and career goals. Bobcat advising helps with major related questions, course guidance, and support. To access the home page click here. To make an appointment with your Bobcat advisor, please visit: https://bobcat-advising-center.ucmerced.edu/appointments-walk/appointments.