Campus Wide Internet Access

We strive to provide fast and reliable internet on campus through wired and wireless access, both for personal and instructional use. Internet access is available in all campus buildings, and at our off-site locations, including Castle, Promenade, Parcade, Fresno Center, and Mondo.

UCM CatNet

As part of the Next Generation Network project, this will become the primary wireless network for UC Merced. It is currently available in the Kolligian Library, Science & Engineering 1, Classroom and Office Building 1 and Classroom and Office Building 2. This is an encrypted network and requires some minor set-up. However, once you connect, you will not need to repeat the process.

Connecting to the secure UCM CatNet network (UCM CatNet)
Setup for Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10)
Setup for Mac OS (Mac OS X)
Setup for Apple iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
Setup for Android devices (Android)

UCM-Auth

This is an encrypted network and requires some minor set-up. However, once you connect, you will not need to repeat the process.

Connecting to the secure network (UCM-Auth)
Setup for Windows
Setup for Mac OS X
Setup for Apple iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
Setup for Android
Setup for Linux(Ubuntu)

UCM Guest Wireless

If you are visitor to UC Merced, and do not have a UCMNetID, you can still access our guest network during your time on campus. During the roll out of our Next Generation Network project, there will be two guest wireless networks available on campus.

Connecting to the UCM Guest network (only available in Kolligian Library, Science & Engineering 1, and COB 1)
Setup for Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10)
Setup for Mac OS (Mac OS X)
Setup for Android devices (Android)

Connecting to the UCM-Guest network (available in all other buildings)
Setup for Windows (Windows 7 & 8)
Setup for Mac OS (OS X)

eduroam

As a participating institution, UC Merced faculty, staff, and students can connect to eduroam secure wireless networks at other participating U.S. locations and international locations while using their campus UC Merced email address and password.

Connecting to the eduroam network (eduroam)
Setup for Windows (Windows 7)
Setup for Mac OS (OS X)

Visitors to UC Merced from other participating institutions should be aware that this service is currently only available in the Kolligian Library and Science & Engineering 1. Visitors will need to connect using the account credentials provided by their home institution.

Living on Campus?

The ResNet (Residential Network) program is a joint effort between Housing and Residence Life and Information Technology to provide high-speed Internet services and cable TV to all students living in the residence halls.

In each bedroom:

  • One live network port per bed
  • One cable TV connection (with 32 channels)
  • One telephone port (phone service is not provided by UC Merced)

In each living room (Valley Terraces Only):

  • At least one live network port
  • One cable TV connection