Location and contact info:
We are located in the Hub behind the dining hall, next to the Crown College Programs Office.
You can email our office coordinator Ken Erez or call our front desk at: (831) 459-5689.
During the school year, our office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-7:00pm.
Our summer hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
Merrill students pride themselves in creating and maintaining a close-knit community. For most students, their personal sense of the Merrill community grows outward: starting on their floor, moving to other floors in their building and eventually to the whole college and campus at large. Merrill residents and students strive towards gaining a respectful adjustment to life here. We know the importance of communal living, and that our residential peer group continues to grow both deeper and more widespread over time.
Each of our buildings at Merrill is a site for cross-cultural exchange and learning. Our programming emphasizes issues of diversity and identity. Individual buildings & floors, as well as the college Programs Office, create year-round opportunities for students to participate in residential and academic programs that share and celebrate the eclectic heritage of our students. Many programs and places, such as College Nights, Moat activities, the Cultural Center events, and at our popular restaurant Tacos Moreno, bring the college community together. Other commonly occurring events, including guest speakers, intentional movies, analysis, and discussions, offer students the opportunity to learn more about themselves and each other in a time when identity development is so important.
There are multiple residential buildings at Merrill College, but close to and farther away from the academic & administrative buildings. Most of the residential halls are close to the college center, and our wonderful apartment community stretches across the little redwood creek canyon behind us. There is no general advantage to living in one building, or area, over another. The different living environments here at Merrill accommodate the eclectic preferences of our diverse student population.
Our residential buildings contain single, double, and triple rooms. Single rooms are slightly more expensive than the others and generally go to continuing students. Most first year students live in doubles (two-person room) or triples (three-person room). If you are a new student, you will most likely live in one of these.