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Fall Season
The fall season leaf colors are beautiful don't you think, especially at UC Merced!
First Night Flight (V2)
Image taken on first flight under waiver 107.29.
New Beginning Sculpture
Located on the main quad
El Portal, Sentinel Rock, and Glacier
Possible Housing Communities
UC Merced Campus
Taken July 22, 2022

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Where to fly at UC Merced: (Updated: 4/2024)

UAS cannot be flown on UC Merced property without prior approval. Please use the UC Merced UAS Flight Request form to submit a request.

Location Availability Best Use
Carol Tomlinson-Keasey Quad By Special Request Only Special Events
Buildout Land (FRIA) Requires Reservation General purpose research or classroom activity
Vernal Pool Reserve Requires Reservation Vernal Pool Research Only
Lake Yosemite Between Sunrise & Sunset Club or Recreation

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