Parking & Directions During Move-In

During Move-In, you will be issued a 4-hour parking permit at the start of your Move-In time slot. Before or after that time, parking is available at City of Berkeley lots or curbside spots that are not closed for Move-In. 

Parking Instructions

At the start of your Move-In time slot, drive directly to your housing Unit building (Unit 1, 2, 3, Clark Kerr Campus, Foothill, or Stern) to check in. Park in the unloading area. Upon arrival, you will need to show a Move-In staff member your Move-In time slot confirmation (printed or on your smartphone) to get your complimentary 4-hour parking permit

You will be given a complimentary 4-hour parking permit for an assigned garage or lot. A Move-In staff member will write the start time and end time on your permit and direct you to an assigned nearby garage or parking lot location. Place your parking permit on the car dashboard so it is visible. 

The back of the parking permit will include more details about your parking options when your permit expires, and some additional information (what will happen if you leave your car parked after the permit expires, why there is limited move-in parking available, the times for parent orientation sessions).

Please see details below for which lots are most convenient to each residence hall, and visit Parking and Transportation for more information on getting to campus and parking. Street parking is also available, but it is metered or has time limits. Plan ahead and review directions and maps prior to arriving. Move-In is on a weekday, so please be prepared for weekday traffic and additional traffic in and around campus related to Move-In.


Unloading, Check-In & Parking Locations for Residence Hall Move-In
Unit 1 | Unit 2 | Unit 3 | Foothill | Clark Kerr 


How to get to campus by car

UC Berkeley campus map with an option to highlight and view all the residence halls, dining facilities, and campus restaurants at once.

For general driving directions to the UC Berkeley campus, see Visitor Services.

Street addresses for residence halls

  • Unit 1 - 2650 Durant Avenue
  • Unit 2 - 2650 Haste Avenue
  • Unit 3 - 2400 Durant Avenue
  • Stern - Hearst Avenue & Highland Place
  • Foothill - 2700 Hearst Avenue
  • Clark Kerr - 2601 Warring Street
  • Maximino Martinez Commons - 2520 Channing Way
Additional transportation options

Airport Shuttles from Oakland or San Francisco International Airport

Airport shuttles (listed below) provide door-to-door service. The prices range from $15 to $40, be sure to ask for a student rate. Reservations are recommended.

  • Bay Porter Express: 1.877.467.1800 (Bay Area toll free), 1.415.467.1800 (outside Bay Area)
  • East Bay Transportation: 1.877.526.0304, 1.510.526.0304
  • Airport Commuter: 1.888.876.1777
  • Taxi fare to Berkeley will be approximately $40 from the Oakland Airport and $55 from the San Francisco airport.

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

BART is the Bay Area's subway system. The campus is closest to the Downtown Berkeley station on the Richmond line, and to the Rockridge station on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line. There is no direct connection to downtown Berkeley from San Francisco on Sundays and evenings. At those times, take the Pittsburg/Bay Point train and transfer to a Richmond train at the 12th Street (Oakland) station (traveling to San Francisco at those times, transfer at MacArthur station).

  • Monday - Friday, 4 a.m. to midnight*
  • Saturday, 6 a.m. to midnight*
  • Sunday, 8 a.m. to midnight*

*In many cases, BART service extends past midnight. Individual station closing times are coordinated with the schedule for the last train, beginning at around midnight. BART trains typically run every 15 minutes on weekdays, and every 20 minutes on evenings, weekends, and holidays. For exact times, check the BART website

BART to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK)

BART fares are very economical when compared with other modes of travel to and from San Francisco International (SFO) Airport or Oakland International Airport (OAK).

At SFO, BART takes you directly into the International Terminal.

At OAK, BART takes you to directly across from the Terminal 1 baggage claim.

Amtrak (1.800.872.7245)

The Emeryville Amtrak station is located approximately five miles southwest of the campus. The San Joaquin Valley and the Capitol Corridor lines stop in Berkeley on University Avenue two miles west of the campus.

AC Transit Bus Service

AC Transit, the local bus service, has 15 lines which serve the University and central Berkeley and connect with other buses and transit agencies. Bus numbers 51 and 7 serve the campus from BART's Rockridge and Downtown Berkeley stations. Bus stops are located within blocks of most residence halls.

UC Transportation Alternative Customer Services

UC Transportation Alternative Customer Services offers local and Bay Area transportation options. The office is located at 2150 Kittredge Street.

Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 510.643.7701.