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Calm App is Now Free for UC Merced

Calm Premium Access for UC Merced Students, Staff, and Faculty


Individual and community well-being is essential as we work our way through the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant impact on our professional and personal lives.

In the pursuit of helping all members of the campus community maintain positive self care, we have purchased a license that will allow every student, staff, and faculty member to enjoy a free subscription to Calm, the #1 sleep and meditation app. We invite you to explore the Calm features as a resource to practice mindfulness to reduce anxiety and stress, improve sleep and focus, and enhance academic and workplace productivity and performance.


Getting Started

  • Visit on desktop, or download the Calm app from the Apple iTunes store on iOS devices or the Google Play Store on Android devices
  • Create a new account using your UC Merced email address 
  • You should recieve an email shortly to activate your Calm Premium account
  • NOTE: User accounts are provided to Calm once a month for activation. If you are new to the campus, please try enrolling shortly after the beginning of each month.

Already Have a Calm Account?

If you have used Calm previously, please visit this FAQ for help with connecting your existing account to the UC Merced subscription. It includes instructions and links for how to download the app and update your email address.

Additional Resources

Find additional resources at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and take a moment to listen to Mindful Breathing, a short instructional video created by the center’s co-founder, UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner.

This resource is possible via partnership among The Office of Information Technology; Chief Diversity Officer, Dania Matos; and Associate Professor of Applied Math, Suzanne Sindi, with generous support from Interim Chancellor, Nathan Brostrom and Executive Vice Chancellor, Provost Gregg Camfield.

Get Calm. Be Calm.