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Travel and Accommodations


*Road construction near the corner of Bellevue and North Lake Road may cause delays to your arrival.  Please plan for possible delays so you may arrive for orientation check-in between 8 and 8:45 am.*

Our Address

5200 N. Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343




Park in Lake Lot 2, located on right side of main entrance. Place your orientation parking pass on your dashboard in order to receive free parking. You free parking pass is included in your Orientation registration confirmation email. 


On-campus housing is available for students and family members in our conveniently located residence halls.  You may choose to stay up to three nights to attend orientation and possibly take advantage of a side-trip to beautiful Yosemite National Park!  
Room rate for Orientation Housing is $20 per person, per night.  Accommodations include fully furnished room, Ethernet/wireless internet, and Bed and bath linen, Toiletries (Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner, Body Soap and Lotion) 
Important Note: Students must register for an orientation session prior to securing overnight accommodations.  
Registration and Payment – Please refer to Housing Guest Services to register for overnight Orientation accommodations.  Reservations are accepted up until 2 weeks prior to your Orientation session.  If you have any questions, email Debbie Henderson at: or call the Conference and Event Services office at 209-228-3137. 
Off Campus: Lodging accommodations can be found online at Merced Conference and Visitor's Bureau.