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UC Merced Resources for Postdocs


UC Merced does not have on-campus housing for postdoctoral scholars. However, Merced as a community has a large variety of different types of housing both close to the campus and/or close to public transportation to campus. The off-campus housing website provides staff contact information in Housing and other information that may help individuals find living spaces in the Merced area. 

Housing Services
T: 209-228-4663

Transportation and Parking

Information on getting to UC Merced from the surrounding areas, getting around on campus, as well as parking on campus can be found at the UC Merced Transportation and Parking Services website.

Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) 
T: 209-228-8277

Travel Services

Travel Services is available to assist you with a variety of your business travel needs.  They can help educate you on policy and compliance requirements, help you book your travel and provide expense reporting system training and assistance.  Online Travel Policy and Travel & Entertainment Card Training Resources: Travel Training Links.  Please contact with any questions.


The CatCard is the official UC Merced identification card that allows you access to multiple services on campus. To obtain your CatCard, please follow the instructions on the CatCard website, then visit room 111A on the first floor of the Kolligian Library.

Please see the CatCard website for information on CatCard policies and to contact CatCard services directly.

Email Address

To get your official UC Merced email address, you must already have been appointed as a postdoctoral scholar and entered into the UC Merced system. To set up your email address, complete the User ID Services UCMNetID claim form. Once your email address is verified, you can access your email online at For assistance with setting up, accessing or connecting to your email account, contact:

IT Help Desk
T: 209-228-4357