Housing & Residence Life
Welcome to In the House

In the House is a weekly newsletter from Housing & Residence Life featuring upcoming events, resources, and important announcements about living on campus and in our apartment communities.
In This Issue
Keeping your Bike Safe

In an effort to bicycle thefts, the UC Merced Police Department encourages members of the community to do the following:

* Secure your bicycle in a location on campus that his bike racks
* When securing your bicycle to a bike rack, use a device such as a "u-bolt" type lock to secure your bicycle to the rack. Although cable-style locks can be a good deterrent, they are much easier to defeat than u-bolt locks
* Be sure to attach your lock through the frame of the bicycle rather than just through a wheel.
* Register your bicycle with the UC Merced Police Department. Bicycles can be registered for up to two years for $3.00.
* If you see suspicious activity, including someone who appears to be tampering with bicycles, call the Police Department immediately.

Please feel free to contact the UC Merced Police Department if you have any questions.

Non-Emergency Dispatch: (209) 228-2677
Smoke Free, Tobacco Free Campus
UC Merced is proud to be a smoke and tobacco free campus. Please remember that smoking and other tobacco use on campus property is not permitted. This includes UC leased spaces such as the Heritage Apartments. 

You can find more details on the Smoke Free website. 

Streaming Movies

Did you know that there were FREE streaming movies just for UC Merced students? Check out our new pilot service at
Housing Handbook

If you have not already, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the Housing & Residence Life handbook. You should have received a copy when you moved in. If you did not or have misplaced yours, there are digital copies online. 
Housing & Residence Life Offices

Mon.-Fri.: 8am - 11pm
Weekends/Holidays: 1pm - 11pm
Phone Numbers
Valley Terraces: 209-228-4663
The Summits: 209-228-2293

Campus Police
209-228-4667 (Cat-Cops)

RA on Duty 
Mon.-Fri.: 5pm - 8am
Weekends/Holidays: 24 hours
Phone Numbers
Valley Terraces: 209-224-7553
Sierra Terraces: 209-756-3296
Half Dome: 209-917-0190
Cathedral & Tenaya: 209-756-3972
Heritage Apartments: 209-756-5802