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Contact & Hours

SUMMER HOURS (May 20th-August 9th)


  • Open 10:00-12:00
  • Closed 12:00-1:00
  • Open 1:00-3:00

Friday: Closed

If you have a non-emergency question, please email:

  • For International Student & Scholar related emergencies, please contact Becky Mirza: (209) 355-0913
  • For Study Abroad related emergencies, please contact Craig Harmelin: (209) 756-4665
  • For all other urgent concerns, please contact Garett Gietzen: (209) 285-9870

Office Location

Kolligian Library, Room 101 

Please note that we have changed our entrance door. It is now the KL-101 external door, immediately next to the CARE Office and near Social Justice Plaza.

Please note: While our office is open as noted above, OIA staff may be working remotely on a given day. For details on schedules, visit the International Student and Scholars and Study Abroad sites. You are also welcome to contact individual OIA staff.

Mailing Address & General Contact Information

Office of International Affairs
5200 N. Lake Rd., KL-101
Merced, CA 95343

tele: (+1) 209-228-4722
fax: (+1) 209-228-4708

Office of International Affairs Services

  • Study Abroad

  • International Students & Scholars

    • Are you a new international student who has questions on how to obtain your UC Merced I-20 or DS-2019? If so, you can email Are you a current student who needs information on CPT,OPT, Academic Training or any other questions regarding your F-1 or J-1 student visa? For all current student matters, you can also email 
    • Are you a J-1 Exchange Visitor teaching or researching at UC Merced? You can email our J Scholar Visa Specialist Rico Johnson. His direct cell phone number is (209) 355-1018.
    • Do you have questions about employment-based visas (H, O, E-3, TN or Permanent Residency)? If so, you can email Becky Mirza. Her direct cell phone is (209) 355-0913.