A Campus for Living and Learning

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

The 2020 Project

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

A Campus for 21st Century Research

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

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

  • Significant New Teaching and Research space
  • 1,700 beds of Student Housing
  • Mixed-use, collaborative and sustainable
  • LEED Gold minimum
  • Recreation, dining and student life amenities including an NCAA-II class competition pool and competition field
  • 1,500 parking spaces
  • Approximately 1.2 million GSF
  • Complete by Fall 2020

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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Current Construction Advisories

  • First Delivery: Fall 2018
  • Second Delivery: Fall 2019
  • Substantial Completion: Fall 2020


Subcontractor Interest List

Firms interested in providing goods or services for the 2020 Project development team are encouraged to contact the team 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.