Fresno Center

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Paving the Way for UC Merced

UC Merced established the Fresno Center in 1997 as one of the first initiatives during planning stages for the UC Merced campus. The center helped the San Joaquin Valley prepare for the opening of UC Merced and continues to serve the educational needs of Fresno area residents.

Programs to Serve the Community

The center houses UC programs, including:

The center also houses community-based educational, business and health organizations.

Additional Services

UC application and personal statement workshops, counselor conferences, UC Merced online admissions advising, and lectures and classes are offered periodically at the Fresno Center.

Equipped for High-Tech Needs

The center also offers high-tech office space and meeting rooms for lease to Fresno-area businesses and organizations. Amenities include:

  • Wireless Internet
  • Videoconference capabilities
  • Computer lab
  • Central location and free parking

If you're interested in taking advantage of these benefits by reserving a room in the UC Merced Fresno Center for your work needs, meeting or event, please review these documents:

Fresno Center Partners

Contact Information

UC Merced Center, Fresno
550 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Center Director

Brandy Ramos Nikaido
T: (559) 241-7512
F: (559) 241-7516

Building Manager

George "Van" VanVleet
T: (559) 241-7420
F: (559) 241-6554

Room Reservations

Jen Anderson
T: (559) 241-7400
F: (559) 241-6554