Fall '22: Parking, Transit, Student Move-in, Dining
To: Faculty and staff
Aug. 16, 2022

Fall semester 2022 officially arrives Wednesday, followed by the start of instruction a week later. Here are some things to know to help navigate a busy time for the university.

Housing Move-in
The campus will hum with activity Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 18-21, as student residents move in. Housing & Residence Education has detailed information for students and families.
Parking and Transportation
  • Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) anticipates move-in activities to impact parking between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Designated parking zones on campus will change to support the move-in process. Please comply with all posted signage.
  • People not directly involved with move-in activities should avoid parking in the Bellevue and Scholars lots. Faculty and staff are asked to park in other authorized areas to improve traffic flow and maximize pedestrian safety.
  • Note these transit schedule updates:
  • CatTracks and Route UC summer schedules continue through Friday. 
  • Weekend bus service for the fall semester begins Saturday. 
  • Fall 2022 regular service for CatTracks and Route UC begins Monday.
  • TAPS information about parking permits, including how to purchase one. Questions? Reach out to
  • Food is now served on campus at two locations: the Pavilion and the Yablokoff Wallace Dining Center (YWDC). Both locations will expand their hours starting Sunday:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Dinner and Late Night Service
  • 3 p.m. - midnight Monday-Friday
  • Until classes begin and students settle into their routines, expect longer lines at the dining venues.
  • Dining Services has a new online menu that allows users to select meals that align with a variety of dietary needs. The menu also is available via the UC Merced Connect app.
  • Bobcat Meal Plans are available for faculty, staff and students who live off campus.