David Blackwell Hall

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2401 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

David Blackwell Hall, conveniently located one block from campus, is a secure large housing complex with an interior courtyard. Priority for Blackwell residence hall spaces is given to new Freshmen admits and Continuing students. Housing contract includes a meal plan.

Blackwell Hall is named after David Blackwell, the first Black professor to ever receive tenure at UC Berkeley and a preeminent statistician who made the campus his home for almost 50 years. Learn more about Blackwell Hall and David Blackwell


  • Located one block from campus
  • Approximately 752 students in the hall (19 singles and 732 doubles)
  • Rooms with high-speed Internet connections
  • Most floors are all gender with multiple all-gender bathrooms per floor
  • Women's floor available
  • Lounges and study rooms available on each floor
  • Live-in staff 

Room Summary

  • XL Twin Beds
  • Micro-fridge provided in room
  • All- and single-gender floors
  • Single and double rooms

Other Features

  • Security Monitor Program
  • Laundry facilities
  • Access to the Blackwell Hall Academic Success Center
  • Onsite fitness facility
  • Café 3 is the nearest dining center, located only a block away
  • Amazon @ ASUC Student Union offers a safe and secure location to pick up your packages on time (located just across the street)

Floor Plans & Layouts

Scroll with your mouse or finger to take a virtual tour of the room. (360 images by Stephen McNally)

(Double Occupancy Room)

(Single Occupancy Room)

*Please note that our rooms vary in size and layout. These models depict only one example of each room type and do not represent all rooms.

(Image by Brittany Hosea-Small)

(Image by Brittany Hosea-Small)