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Click here for more information on Basic Needs resources during COVID-19.

We understand that Basic Needs has a direct impact on the mental-emotional-physical health, wellness, academic performance, professional development, and holistic success of our students.

The quality of life of our students has a major impact on their sense of belonging, persistence, graduation rate, and overall experience. Therefore, we refuse to accept hunger, malnourishment, and homelessness as part of our university.

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Classroom and Office Building 2, 392

If you've considered teaching K-12 but think you have to hold a baccalaureate in education to do so, here's some great news: You can hold a degree...

Classroom and Office Building 2, 295

This workshop goes over the different forms of digitizing analog objects, from books to artifacts. Using open-source tools, we will cover the...

Classroom and Office Building 2, 290

Would a stack of pizzas, a room full of friends and your laptop be enough to get you to complete your study abroad application? If you’re working on...

Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, 101

This is the deadline for a number of UCEAP Study Abroad opportunities beginning spring 2021 in the following countries: Australia, Barbados, Belgium...

The Bobcat Pantry is here to serve you!

This food security resource center will provide emergency relief, CalFresh Outreach, and Nutrition education to help students continue on to successfully complete and obtain their degrees from the University of California. It is a part of the campus-wide food security efforts.     





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In partnership with the USDA, United Way, and the Merced Food Bank, The University of California, Merced food distribution is committed to providing access to nutritious food through free monthly food assistance program available to all UC Merced Students, faculty, staff members and qualifying members of the community who have a need for additional assistance.

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