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Technology Resources

Need to borrow a University-Owned Device? 

Technology for Undergraduate Students: We recommend that students have access to a computer or laptop. If you do not have access, you can submit a request via ServiceNow. Loans are limited to one month.

Spring 2022 Update

In response to the in-person instruction delay, the Technology Resources Program will provide emergency support of remote instruction for the start of the spring 2022 semester. Please see below for the application process and qualifications. 

Application Process 

  • TRP Application will open on Friday, January 7th . Please see the ServiceNow application Link above.
  • The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 13th. Any applications received after that time will be subject to a delay in processing, with devices not available until after instruction begins. 
  • Pick-up will be on-campus on Friday, January 14th from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Students who qualify will receive further pick-up instructions via their ServiceNow ticket. Shipping is not available.  
  • Loans will be limited to one month. All devices will be due back to our office on Monday, February 14th.  


To support remote instruction at the beginning of the semester, the TRP will provide technology support to graduate students. Following this month, we will shift back to only serving undergraduate students in need of a short term/ emergency laptop loans.  

  • Undergraduate Students: Laptop, webcam, and headset. Note: Students in the School of Engineering who are subject to the SOE Laptop policy are eligible for headsets only. 
  • Graduate Students: laptop, webcam, headset 
  • Graduate TAs: Laptop, webcam, headset, tripod 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via email at

Additional Options for Technology Support


UC Merced students are strongly encouraged to have a laptop computer. Recommended minimum laptop specifications can be found at: (Note: Chromebooks are not recommended.) 

Additional financial aid funds may be available to assist students with the cost of purchasing a laptop. Students may request a Cost of Attendance Adjustment for a one-time $1,200 computer purchase. More information about Cost of Attendance Adjustment can be found at:

Students seeking support for technology should review these additional campus resources:

Fall 2021 Returns

During this time we are giving everyone with returns two options. Device/s can be returned in person or via mail.

           Division of Undergraduate Education (SSB 310)   

           5200 Lake Road Merced, California 95343   

          You can mail the device/s through UPS, USPS, or FedEx.  



The information on this page was last updated: January 7, 2022