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Facilities and Fees

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Field Station

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Downstairs Classroom;

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Downstairs Classroom

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Upstairs Apartment
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Upstairs Apartment Bedroom

Day Use

The UC Merced SCICON Field Station has multiple facilities suitable for day use with nominal daily and monthly rates (ask for details).  All facilities have wifi free of charge. (Cell coverage is low-speed AT&T service only.)

Laboratory: the lower-level laboratory is a combined lab-classroom space. Classroom-style seating capacity for 20. Ample counter and lab space with a drying oven, flammables cabinet, and a large sink. Lab benches rim the edges, and additional stainless steel tables to increase bench capacity. There are roll-up doors on one side and the whole facility is climate controlled (heat and air).

Restroom/Shower Facility: A detached, ADA-accessible restroom and shower facility is available as a separate facility adjacent to the lab and apartment.

Storage: A locked storage closet on top level, adjacent to apartment, is available for short-term storage of gear as needed upon request. Inquire with the station director

Overnight accommodations

The UC Merced SCICON Field Station has a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment on the upper level (above the laboratory). The bedroom is equipped with 5 beds: 2 sets of extra-long bunk beds (sheets not provided) and 1 full bed. Maximum accommodations for 4 people. The aparment contains a washer/dryer and it has a fully equipped kitchen with stove, microwave, coffee-maker, pots/pans/flatware, cutlery. The kitchen table seats 4 and the apartment is climate controlled (heat and air).


Rates are variable depending on guest affiliation and type of use: 

$15/night for partners

$25/night for non-partners