Our support programs and services are designed to fit your needs. We provide basic care, child care, food, housing, and medical resources, as well as equal opportunity and access for underrepresented student groups.

TimelyCare App

TimelyCare is the leading virtual health and well-being provider created to meet the unique needs of colleges and universities. Their student-focused, complete care solution acts as an extension of your current, on-campus health services to improve the mental and physical health of students.

Basic Needs & Family Care

Our services include childcare, support for parents, and basic needs services.

  • Basic Needs

    Basic needs services are completely free of charge. These include our food pantry, CalFresh, help with on- and off-campus housing, health and wellness resources, financial services, and more.

  • Childcare

    The Child Development Center provides free educational programs and care to the dependents of current Merced College students, from the ages of 3 months to 5 years old.

  • CARE Program

    The CARE program offers grants, orientation and workshops, meal cards, gas cards, parking permits and bus passess to eligible students who are single parents.

Equal Opportunity & Access

Our support programs create opportunities for educational fulfillment for underrepresented and low-income students.

  • College Career Access Pathways

    Earn college credits while still in high school to get a jump start on your college education.

  • NextUp (Current/Former Foster Youth)

    NextUp encourages enrollment, retention, and transfers for current and former foster youth.

  • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CALWorks)

    We partner with California state to provide students and their families with education and career opportunities, as well as high-quality support services.

  • Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS)

    Our mission is to facilitate very low-income and historically underrepresented students’ academic and career goals.

  • Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS)

    We provide equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities.

  • Veterans Resource Center

    We welcome military, veterans, and family members to seek assistance through our resource center.

Develop a sense of belonging

Equity Hub

Located in the Student Union, the Equity Hub is a collaborative and all-inclusive space on campus. Come enjoy our lounge area, participate in recreational activities, attend workshops, celebrate monthly historical events, and obtain academic counseling services.


Serving to enrich the experience of all students interested in STEM by providing academic support and a variety of community-building opportunities.