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2019 Virtual Heritage Fall Permits

UC Merced is partnering with Heritage Management to provide new opportunities for upper-class and transfer housing students.  Students living in the Heritage Apartments who have personal vehicles please read below for parking details. 

What parking will be available at the apartment locations?

There is one parking space per apartment and Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) will work with Housing & Residence Life (HRL) to develop a process for students to be assigned a Heritage parking permit.  UC Merced Heritage Resident Students will NOT be allowed to purchase a campus student commuter parking permit, however, they can apply for a UC Merced Heritage carpool permit.    Students without parking permits will be restricted from parking on campus Monday through Friday 7 am - 6 pm. Information on the Heritage bus route can be found here.

Heritage Resident Students

All students living at the Heritage Apartments will be required to register their vehicles with TAPS. * Must go to the taps office to purchase a parking permit.  Heritage students will NOT be allowed to purchase a campus student commuter parking permit or a kiosk permit, however, they can purchase a UC Merced Heritage carpool permit.  TAPS will be allocating dedicated carpool spaces in Bellevue Lot for Heritage Residents.  These permits will be on a first-come-first-served basis.  The number of spaces will be determined based on demand and lot availability. Heritage carpool applications are now available.

Heritage Express CatTracks Shuttle

Effective Wednesday, August 28, 2019, ALL HERITAGE RESIDENTS (students on UC Merced Housing contracts, living at Heritage Properties) will be required to present a "Heritage Express" UC Merced bus pass in order to board and ride Heritage Express. Students without a Heritage Express pass will not be allowed to ride, no exceptions. This pass is separate from your UC Merced CatCard and is only valid through Friday, May 29, 2020 at which time it will expire and be deactivated.

If you are not a Heritage resident (students on UC Merced Housing contracts, living at Heritage Properties), at this time you will not be permitted to ride Heritage Express.

For all other CatTracks routes and schedules, visit:

Lost or stolen passes may be reported to the Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) office by doing one of the following:

  • Call the front desk at (209) 228-8277
  • Email
  • Visit the TAPS office during business hours, Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm (closed 12pm-1pm)