Housing Task Force 2017
The rising cost of housing in the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, is creating serious financial challenges for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers, while pushing them further and further away from the campus in the search for available and affordable housing.
The well-being of our students and postdocs is of paramount importance to the University, as is your ability to fully participate in the life of the campus community. For this reason, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Carol Christ, formed a Housing Task Force whose draft report is essential reading for those interested in understanding and addressing this problem.
Because we are committed to developing solutions in a manner that takes into account your needs and interests, the campus has created a survey in order to better understand student and postdoc perspectives regarding housing choices. Your voice is critical in helping the campus make informed decisions!
Please complete this survey by April 26, 2017 and encourage others who are students or postdocs to do the same. Calnet Authentication is used for access to ensure that only those invited to the survey participate and that only one survey is filled out per person. Identifying information will never be included in the confidential survey results.
PRIZES: Respondents who complete the survey will be entered into a lottery to win one of the following prizes*:
- One of two $250 gift cards, or
- Grand prize: a brand-new 9.7 in. iPad, 128 GB
GET INVOLVED: Sign up to stay involved in the final results, and join lists to get involved in student advisory groups that are being planned.
CONTACT: If you have questions about the student housing survey or the housing project, please contact us.
UC Berkeley Housing Master Plan Task Force draft report
2017 Student Housing Survey results (to be released - July)
*Prizes may be subject to taxes and winners will be given additional details.
** Federal financial aid regulations require that all awards received by a student cannot exceed their financial aid need as determined by a congressional formula. It is possible, therefore, that the cash award or value of a prize could reduce some component of a needy student's package of financial aid awards. In these cases, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office attempts first to reduce loan or work aid; fellowships, grants, or scholarships are only reduced as a last resort.