Parents or Guardians of Students

Our Housing staff provide safe, welcoming facilities and services to help students make the most of their career at Berkeley. From residence halls to off-campus apartments, you'll find a number of options to help your student find a perfect fit. To learn more, start here, or investigate the specific links below.

Housing Options

We encourage you and your student to explore the variety of housing available, both on and off campus. If your student is a new freshman, consider that 95 percent or more of entering freshmen live in university housing.

Once you've reviewed some of the options, consider taking a room tour - either on-site or online - of your top choices to get a better idea of how the options compare and which one is most suitable for your needs.


Residential housing rates typically are posted per person, with a standard meal plan for the academic year. Installment payment plans are available. 

Dates & Deadlines

Note important housing deadlines, as well as campus academic calendar dates (including when payments are due, semester start/end dates, winter/spring breaks and more).


All residential housing students receive details about their rooms and move-in dates about a month prior to the beginning of each term (August or December).  

For students living in University Housing: 

Thursday, January 14: All students in a confirmed housing contract may move in after 8 a.m.

Your Student’s Safety

The safety of our campus and community is of utmost concern. The campus offer several night safety services and safety monitoring within the residence halls.