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David Blackwell Hall

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2401 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 l (510) 642-1176

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)

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)