UC Merced liason giving a tour to potential students

A female student walks along a picturesque pathway at UC Merced.

The best way to explore UC Merced is to visit the campus and see for yourself what it has to offer. The campus offers several tour options.

An in-person visit is the best way to experience UC Merced and get a firsthand view of its classrooms, facilities and grounds.

For those who cannot make the trip, an online virtual walking tour is available so you can see 360-degree views of residence halls and dining center accommodations, study areas in Kolligian Library, classrooms, laboratories and a host of other places and sights.

When you are ready to plan an in-person visit, UC Merced’s Welcome Center offers tours for students and their families. These 60-minute walking tours, available by registering in advance, are led by student tour guides and accommodate no more than 20 people per tour guide so you get an intimate and memorable experience. 

UC Merced also offers group tours for schools, community colleges and community-based organizations. People interested in arranging a group tour should fill out this group tour request form.