David Blackwell Hall

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2401 Durant Ave. l Interactive Campus Map
(510) 642-1176

About Blackwell Hall

  • UC Berkeley's newest housing complex, with premium-style double rooms in a lively location just one block from the south side of campus. Close to shops, restaurants, the Recreational Sports Facility and Sproul Plaza.
  • 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
  • Approximately 752 students
  • Room occupancy: Double rooms, and a limited number of single rooms.
  • Housing style: Traditional residence hall. Most floors are all gender with multiple all-gender bathrooms per floor. Lounges and study rooms available on each floor.
  • Nearest dining commons: Café 3, located only a block away

Residence Hall Features

These services and amenities are included:

  • Cal Dining Blue Meal Plan (with flexible upgrade plans and add-on flex dollar options)

  • Utilities: gas, electric, water, garbage, recycling, and compost

  • Furnishings: extra-long twin bed (triple rooms include a bunk bed & a lofted bed), desk, chair, dresser, mirror, and closet

  • Appliances: microwave and mini-refrigerator

  • High speed Wi-Fi, Xfinity streaming TV, and phone jack outlet 

  • Professional live-in staff available 24/7

  • Laundry center, mail services, and bike storage

  • On-site central fitness center and recreation room

  • Three tiers of secured entry and access for buildings

  •  Academic Services Center with PC and Mac workstations, laser printers, and network connection 

  • Smoke-free environment (smoking only permitted outside in designated areas)

Room Layouts


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

Blackwell double floorplan
(Double Occupancy Room)
Blackwell double floorplan
(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.

Blackwell Gym facility
(Image by Brittany Hosea-Small)
Blackwell bike storage
(Image by Brittany Hosea-Small)