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Fresno Center

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UC Merced Fresno Center

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.

UC Merced Programs to Serve the Community

The Center houses UC Merced 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 admissions advising, and lectures and classes are offered periodically at the Fresno Center.

Ideal Meeting and Office Location

For community organizations, the Center also offers meeting space to rent and office space to lease. Amenities include:

  • Wireless Internet
  • Freeway Accessibility
  • Central Location
  • Ample Free Parking
  • On-site Security
  • Extended Building Hours

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

The Center also houses other UC, educational, health and community-based organizations:

Contact Information

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

Building Manager

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

Room Reservations

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