Channing-Bowditch Apartments

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2535 Channing Way  |  Interactive Campus Map

The Apartment Complex

  • Friendly, low-rise buildings of warm wood tones clustered around two south-facing courtyards.  

  • A peaceful setting only two blocks from campus. 

  • 228 beds in 57 flat and townhouse apartments.

  • Apartment types: 

    • Two-bedroom apartments (200 spaces in 52 units)

    • Four-bedroom apartments (12 spaces in 3 units)

    • Four-bedroom townhouses (10 spaces in 2 units)

  • Most units are double-occupancy bedrooms in two-bedroom apartments with one shared bathroom (four people in two bedrooms). 

  • Townhouses have single- and double-occupancy bedrooms with two shared bathrooms (five people in four bedrooms).

  • The 18 single-occupancy spaces (6 in townhouses, 12 in four-bedroom apartments) are assigned to students according to eligibility and their lottery number. 

  • Apartments are single gender.

  • Optional cleaning service available

Who’s Eligible to Apply?

Undergraduates: sophomores, upper division students, and transfer students.

Fully Furnished Apartments

Bedroom • extra-long bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, bookcase, closet, under-bed shelves
Kitchen • full refrigerator, microwave, stove, four burners, kitchen table, and chairs
Living Room • couch, two chairs, coffee table, end table
Shared Bathroom with bathtub/shower

Note: Living/dining and kitchen areas are considered University Common Space and may be subject to routine health and safety searches.

Apartment Features

These services and amenities are also included as part of your apartment housing contract.

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

  • In-room high speed Wi-Fi and basic cable

  • Study lounges and recreation rooms

  • Professional live-in staff available 24/7

  • Laundry facilities

  • Covered bicycle parking

  • Vending/ice machines

  • Three tiers of secured entry and access for buildings

  • Shared Academic Services Center (in Martinez Commons), with PC and Mac workstations, laser printers, and network connection

Channing-Bowditch does not include parking as it is within two blocks of campus.

Room Layouts

Please note that models depict one example of each room type. Rooms vary in size, layout, and furniture configuration. 

Meal Plans

While apartment rates do not include meal plans, there are options! Residents may purchase one of our university apartment and off-campus meal plans or use their Cal 1 Card to enjoy Cal Dining's services at any of the dining commons and several on-campus restaurants and convenience stores.

Note: Channing-Bowditch Apartments are considered on-campus apartments for budgetary purposes with the Financial Aid Office. This apartment building remains open for the winter break and room rates are inclusive of occupancy during this time period.

Cleaning is your responsibility 

It is up to you to keep your room clean, and work with your roommates to keep the shared apartment spaces clean as well. Taking good care of your living space on a regular basis helps prevent pests, allergens, and damage that can result from accumulated dirt. Review our Apartment Cleaning & Maintenance Tips. You may also consider paying for an optional apartment cleaning service which is available in your building.