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% 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 date a few months prior to the beginning of each term. For students living in University Housing beginning in the fall, Move-In is on Monday, August 14.

All students in a confirmed housing contract will need to select their move-in time slot. Please visit the housing portal and log in to select your move-in time slot. The deadline for freshmen students to select their move-in time slot is June 15, and the deadline for transfer students to select their move-in time slot is July 15. If you experience delays when accessing the housing portal, it is simply due to a high volume of users attempting to access the portal at the same time.

Note: A small number of students that participate in pre-approved programs will be able to move in on August 13.

Your Student’s Safety

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