The purpose of the emergency housing option is
to ensure scholars experiencing displacement or homelessness have
a safe place to stay temporarily while trying to secure permanent housing.
A few examples of reasons why students have been approved for emergency housing
challenge leading to homelessness
Displacement due to
unsafe, unhealthy or unpredictable living conditions
in financial dependency
Short-term emergency housing assistance is
available through University Housing for (3-5 days) through University Housing
and housing partners.
Must be in an
unexpected housing crisis (see examples above)
Must be a currently
enrolled and/or matriculated UC Merced undergraduate or graduate student
If applicable, must be
able to specifically document the nature of the housing crisis and the urgent
Must be willing to
work to develop and implement a mutually agreed upon action plan with the Dean
of Students Office, which may include utilizing resources through Counseling
and Psychological Services, CARE, Basic Needs, Financial Aid, Student Business
Services, Academic Advising, and other on and off-campus resources to improve
If a student does not meet eligibility for
emergency housing, community resources will be provided to the student to consider.