Sometime during 2015-2016 school year, UC Merced realized that there was not enough room on campus to house all of the students they planned on accepting the upcoming school year. The solution? Ship students off campus and provide them with transportation back to campus.
"Other than CORE 001, nothing else was supported as a campus-wide requirement; this meant that students who changed schools, especially students who transferred as juniors, had to meet a whole new set of G.E. requirements”. Having a campus-wide requirement meant that students who changed their major or transferred schools could have a better opportunity to finish on a set time.
UC Merced’s student newspaper, The Prodigy, could lose all of its funding from the Associated Students of UC Merced, or ASUCM, becoming the next publication on a UC campus to go head-to-head with its student government.