Hours & Services
All Merced College facilities are closed until further notice. Student services are available remotely.
Effective Monday, March 23, 2020. Due to COVID-19, all in-person counseling appointments have been moved to phone or Zoom.
- Counselors are also available for phone appointments. The full service phone appointment allows students to connect with a counselor by phone.
- You may make an appointment with a counselor by calling the NextUp Office. To contact
NextUp at the Merced Campus Call or Text (209) 585-0242.
- Zoom Counseling is a web-based service utilizing webcam and audio. The full service online appointment allows students to connect with a counselor through Zoom icon located on your Merced College Portal.
- You must first make an appointment with a counselor by calling the NextUp Office. To contact NextUp at the Merced Campus Call or Text (209) 585-0242.
About the NextUp Program
Welcome to the NextUp Program! The NextUp program (also known Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES)) is a service provided through EOPS to assist qualifying current and former foster students. The additional services offered to NextUp eligible students include NextUp orientation and workshops, NextUp grants, meal cards, gas cards, parking permits, bus passes, and educational supplies.
Booklet: NextUp Program
View booklet (pdf)
Video: NextUp Program
Location: NextUp Center
Merced Main Campus
Student Union Building, 127 (see map)
Phone: (209) 384-6077
Los Banos Campus
Student Services, Building A (see map)