Where to fly at UC Merced: (Updated: 4/2022)
|Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Quad||By Special Request Only||Special Events|
|Buildout Land||When available||General purpose research or classroom activity|
|Vernal Pool Reserve||By Appointment||Vernal Pool Research Only|
|Lake Yosemite||Between Sunrise & Sunset||Club or Recreation|
The Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety (UASSafety) provides systemwide expertise, support and training for regulatory compliance, risk management and the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, across the University of California system.
University of California Systemwide Guidance
UC systemwide guidance and additional documentation can be found here
UAS cannot be flown on UC Merced property without prior approval. Please use the UC Merced UAS Flight Request form to submit a request.