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New Housing Benefits Entire Campus

February 12, 2013

This August, the newest residence hall — Half Dome — will open and bring the campus one step closer to housing up to 50 percent of students on campus, one of the goals in the Long Range Development Plan.

Officials with Housing and Residence Life want to get the word out that on-campus housing applications are available beginning at 9 a.m. March 4.

Research has shown that students who live on campus perform better academically and persist at a higher rate than those who don’t.

Housing's goal is to provide a safe living environment for academic and personal success. Officials encourage all students to consider living on campus as it not only benefits them, it benefits the entire campus.

With the addition of the newest hall, the campus can provide beds for 2,100 students, including approximately 70 percent more space for continuing students. More students residing on campus means fewer students commuting. Overall, this will lessen the campus’s carbon footprint and help UC Merced achieve its Triple Net Zero Commitment by 2020.