A Campus for Living and Learning

The 2020 Project will deliver a dynamic, mixed-use expansion for students, faculty and staff.

A Campus for 21st Century Research

The 2020 Project includes new teaching and research facilities that will advance UC Merced's academic goals.

The 2020 Project

An ambitious initiative to cost-effectively and rapidly add new capital facilities to the University of California, Merced

A 21st Century Research University for 10,000 Students

The 2020 Project will provide significant amounts of new teaching and research facilities, housing, athletics and support space for UC Merced.  The ultimate result will be a vibrant, collaborative and sustainable campus that can accommodate 10,000 students.

Program Concept

Approximately 900 million assignable square feet of new facilities: 

  • Academic and Research Space
  • Student Residential Housing
  • Mixed-use, collaborative and sustainable
  • Recreation, dining and student life amenities

Design Goals

A unique, dynamic, and inspiring mixed-use environment for students, faculty, and staff.

The Project Site

Learn more about the site where the project will be built.

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Quick Links

RFQ Respondent Team List (PDF)
2020 Project Site Map
Project Timeline


Subcontractor Interest List

Firms interested in providing goods or services for the Development teams developing proposals for the 2020 Project are encouraged to contact the teams independently.


Environmental Stewardship and the 2020 Project

An overview of the steps being taken (PDF) to fulfill UC Merced’s environmental commitments and the emerging opportunities to advance UC Merced’s teaching, research and public service mission.