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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

The Technology Resources Program will provide technology to support remote instruction for the start of the spring 2022 semester, including laptops, webcams and headsets. MiFi support is not available. The program has been temporarily extended to support graduate students. 


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