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Connecting to WiFi on Campus

Student sitting with pink laptop in Kolligian Library and smiling at camera


Below you will find guides for setting up on-campus wi-fi on your laptop, desktop, tablet or phone.

If you need to connect a different kind of device, such as an Apple TV or gaming system, click here.


WiFi Name Who has access Setup Setup Setup Setup

UCM CatNet


UCM CatNet for Windows UCM CatNet for MacOS UCM CatNet for AppleIOS UCM CatNet for AndroidOS



eduroam for Windows eduroam for MacOS    

UCM Guest

Visitors without a UCMNetID

UCM Guest for Windows UCM Guest for MacOS   UCM Guest for AndroidOS


UCM CatNet is the recommended wireless network on campus. It's authenticated, encrypted, and available from all academic and residential buildings.

eduroam is run by a separate company that provides a wireless connection to academic institutions. UC Merced students can use eduroam on our campus and at any other participating institution.

UCM Guest does not require a UCMNetID to access. It's unencrypted and therefore not recommended for students, faculty, or staff.

Click here to learn more about internet access on campus.