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Directions & Parking

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The below is for general reference only. Please visit the site noted above for the most up to date requirements for a safe visit to UC Merced.  

Driving Directions

 Links to Campus Map | Parking Map | Driving Directions to UC Merced (see Updated Visitor Info above)

Parking Information

Information on parking for the public is available here

Engineering guest parking is available in one of the following lots (by invitation / advance reservations only):


Directions to Le Grand Parking Lot

(Map for: Le Grand Parking)

  • Take Lake Road north towards UC Merced
  • Campus will be on your right. (Note: Scholars Lane is closed to public traffic)
  • Turn right onto Rancher’s Road (which is the next road after you pass the school’s main entrance on Scholar’s Lane)
  • Rancher’s Road will fork into Rancher’s Road (on left) and Shaver Lake Road (straight ahead)
  • Turn left to continue on Rancher’s Road and continue until it turns (right) into Ansel Adams Road
  • Turn left at Mineral King Road
  • Turn left at Le Grand Parking Lot (Reserved Guest Parking is assigned in a designated area near entry to the lot).

Directions to North Bowl Parking Lot

(Map for: North Bowl Parking)

  • Follow the directions for Le Grand Lot above
  • After turning left at Mineral King Road, continue straight on Mineral King
  • North Bowl lot will be straight ahead on the right

Directions to Library Parking Lot

(Map for: Library Lot)

  • Take Lake Road north towards UC Merced
  • Campus will be on your right. (Note: Scholars Lane is closed to public traffic)
  • Enter the campus on Ranchers Road
  • Continue on Ranchers Road passing the Rec Center on your right
  • After the lower level parking, turn right on Shaver Lake Road
  • Make another quick right heading to the Library and to the upper Library Lot A
  • Park in the upper Library Lot A
  • Reserved Guest Parking is located directly in front of the Kolligian Library and Student Services.

Directions to Bellevue Parking Lot

(Map for: Bellevue Lot)

  • Take Lake Road north towards UC Merced
  • Turn right on Bellevue Road (located just before Scholar's Lane)
  • Follow road into parking entrance

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