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Resources for UC Merced Students

The Fiat Lux Scholars Program is committed to the success of our scholars in the pursuit of their educational goals. Please utilize this web page to refer to important resources that may assist you in your journey here at UC Merced.


Important Student Information




Student Services 



Phone: 209-228-7178

Online chat available on their website.

Check on the SFC website for location and hours of operation: http://






Personal Well-Being Resources:


Meetings can be held in-person or through zoom.

For inquiries or appointments, please call (209) 228-4266.

After-Hours Crisis Line: (209) 228-4266, option 1



-CalFresh: Student staff is available to set up Zoom application assistance and presentations if needed. Students can email for any questions regarding the service.

-Bobcat Pantry:

-USDA Food Distribution:

-People's Fridge:

-Pop-Up People's Pantry:

-No Food Left Behind & other Food Recovery Programs:




  • Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) Office: Prevention education and trauma-informed advocacy related to gender-based violence.


  • Office of the OMBUDS:  -A safe, confidential, and informal space to talk and for conflict-resolution. To make an appointment, please call (209) 228-4410. Ombuds services are provided via phone, video chat, or in-person.






Academic Resources







Professional/Career Resources: 





  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC): A resource center for students interested in doing or are currently involved in conducting undergraduate research at UC Merced.



Additional Resources: 










-Campus Involvement Website

-Catlife: Learn about the various clubs and organizations on campus.

-Associated Students of UC Merced (ASUCM): Check out the undergraduate student government.








-Technology Resources:

-UC Merced VPN Tutorial: (Can be used to access materials off-campus, such as the online UC Merced Library). 

-Laptop Loaner Program

    -Includes a personal wifi hotspot for students who don't have internet access at home. 

-Setting up a Zoom account:




*Please note that this list of resources is not exhaustive nor does it represent an endorsement.