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Campus Services for Postdocs


UC Merced, as a new campus, does not have the on campus housing that one might find at a more established institutions. 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. Please go to the off-campus housing website to learn more and to contact staff in Housing that may be able to 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 (TAPS) website.

T: 209-228-8277

Email Address

As a UC Merced postdoc, you are entitled to a UC Merced email address. To get your 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


As UC Merced postdoc you are also entitled to a CatCard. The CatCard is the official UC Merced identification card that allows for 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.