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UC Merced Drive thru tour of the campus

Welcome to Drive Thru Tour

We're so glad you have decided to explore the newest University of California campus. The Drive-Thru Tour lets you learn about the nation’s fastest-growing public research university from the comfort of your vehicle. Follow the map and open each Tour Stop page to enjoy a video from one of our student Tour Guides. You also can open the videos by scanning the QR code on each Tour Stop Sign.

On the day of your visit, please check-in with the Welcome Center via email at or give us a call at (209) 228-6316. 

Drive-Thru Tours are offered Monday – Friday from 10am to 4pm (PST) and selected Saturday’s from 9am to 4pm (PST). Come any time during assigned time frames.

UC Merced Covid Safety Guidelines

If you must leave your vehicle while on campus, please:

  • Wear a face covering to protect yourself and others
  • Stay at least six feet from others
  • Avoid crowds

To comply with current COVID-19 safety guidelines, on-campus dining facilities are limited to staff, faculty and current students. Instead, please consider nearby food options while you are in town. For any other COVID-19 related inquries, please visit