Move in & Welcome Week

Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 - New Students

Sunday, September 24 - Continuing Students

Before Move In:
  • Sign Up for ONE move-in time slot: New Merrill students sign-up here; continuing Merrill students sign up here. Double check the date, location, and time to ensure you select the slot that works best for you.
  • If you need to change your sign up, follow the link again, sign up for a different time, AND remember to delete yourself from your previous selection so it becomes available for someone else.
  • Unloading spaces are limited, so it is important to arrive at the time you signed up for.

Move In Day:

  • Go to Merrill Parking Lot #119.
  • Bring a picture ID (driver’s license, passport, student ID card) to the Move-in table to pick up your keys and Move-in tag.
  • After checking in you will be directed to an unloading space. As we have limited parking you will be allowed only two vehicles up to unload.
  • You have 20 minutes to unload your vehicle(s) at the curb near your building.
  • After unloading, you will need to immediately move your vehicle(s) to the East Remote parking lot.
  • A campus shuttle will be available at East Remote to bring you and your family back to Crown to unpack and settle in.

Please arrive during check in hours.

To minimize strain on after-hours staff, we ask that you arrive while we have scheduled check in tables, between 8:00am and 4:00pm. We have resources to assist you in your move in that will not necessarily be available after hours, and you may be delayed until staff become available if you arrive late. If, because of unforseen circumstances, you must arrive after 4:00pm on your move in day please call the Housing Office before 5:00pm.

Moving In on Monday, 9/25 - Wednesday, 9/27 - Continuing Students ONLY
Continuing students choosing to move-in Monday 9/25, Tuesday 9/26 or Wednesday 9/27 do not need to sign up for a time.  Come to the Crown/Merrill Housing and Education office below Vivas Mexican Restaurant when you arrive.  Please arrive between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

We thank you in advance for your cooperation in making move-in a success!


Fall 2017 Welcome Week
September 22 - September 29

Welcome Week activities begin immediately after move-in! Please plan to remain on campus between move-in and the start of classes.

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New students are strongly encouraged to attend as many events as possible. Get involved early, make connections and start the year off strong! Most events are optional while some are mandatory (identified in the guide). Merrill's College App provides details about events and resources for new students. It includes both Merrill and UCSC-wide opportunities. The guide will receive updates as needed.

Mobile App (for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices):

Download "UCSC Colleges" app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Web Version (for computer, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry devices):

The Merrill Welcome Week Guide can be accessed via the internet from any computer or device with internet access.

Printed Version

A limited number of printed guides will be available during move-in for students without a compatible device.

Questions about welcome week?
Call our voicemail at (831) 459-3357.


UCSC Boardwalk Frolic

Monday, September 25th
Buy your ticket now and pick it up when you buy your books in the fall!
Your ticket includes $3 in boardwalk bucks that can be used at any food vendor the night of our event. The ticket also includes coupons for bowling, laser tag and one free ride later in the year (expires June 2018). Transportation provided.

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