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xučyun ruwway Apartments (opening August 2024)

1051 Monroe Street  Albany, CA 94706 | Rates

Welcome to xučyun ruwway Apartments, a vibrant five-building apartment community for UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students. xučyun ruwway is pronounced HOOCH-yoon ROO-why, and is a name in Chochenyo, the language of the Ohlone people.

Immerse yourself in modern comfort with fully furnished units featuring single bedrooms, full kitchens, and convenient in-unit washer/dryers. Work out in the on-site fitness center, and unwind and connect with friends in lush outdoor courtyards, the outdoor grill area, or well-appointed community spaces.

Direct AC Transit buses to campus are available from the complex, which is located in Albany, 3.5 miles northwest of campus.

Spaces still available for move-in in August. In-person tours are available by appointment; schedule a tour today. Offers are being made weekly, so apply today!






  • Fully furnished studios and apartments with single bedrooms
  • 286 apartments including 761 beds
    • 35 studio apartments (342 sq. ft.)
    • 30 one-bedroom one-bath apartments (569 sq. ft.)
    • 94 two-bedroom one-bath apartments (678-710 sq. ft.)
    • 127 four-bedroom two-bath apartments (1,079 sq. ft.)
  • Extensive community spaces and resources, including fitness center, spacious lounges and meeting rooms, outdoor courtyards and greenways
  • Annual contract (August 15, 2024 to July 31, 2025) for graduate students; academic year contract (August 24, 2024 to May 18, 2025) for undergraduates

Who’s Eligible to Apply

Continuing undergraduate and graduate students. Priority is given to graduate students enrolled in the Rausser College of Natural Resources. This property will not be assigned to new incoming undergraduate students. Please note this location cannot accommodate students with partners/families; for family housing, please consider University Village, located adjacent to xučyun ruwway.


Nestled just 3.5 miles northwest of campus in the lively Albany area, xučyun ruwway offers excellent connectivity to UC Berkeley via a direct AC Transit bus line and a bus connection to BART. Enjoy the convenience of shopping at the adjacent Sprouts grocery store and other local amenities such as a coffee shop and walk-up ATM.

Fully Furnished Apartments

Each apartment includes:*

  • Furnished living room including couch, armchair, tables (coffee table, end table, dining table and chairs)
  • Furnished single bedrooms including full/double extra-long bed frame, mattress, dresser, nightstand, desk and chair
  • Full kitchens with major appliances including refrigerator, range, dishwasher, microwave
  • In-unit washer and dryer

Building Amenities

Residents of the building have access to the following amenities*:

  • Lounges and meeting rooms for study and social activities
  • Fitness center
  • Ample outdoor spaces including a greenway, courtyards, lawns and more
  • Outdoor community barbecue grill
  • Communal kitchens for group gatherings
  • High speed WiFi throughout complex
  • Utilities included: Internet, water, garbage, and recycling (electricity/heat is separate)
  • Professional live-in staff available 24/7
  • Secure indoor bicycle storage
  • Package lockers for secure delivery of packages
  • Limited parking spaces available for an additional fee

*Website Disclosure statement: Please note that the information on building and apartment amenities provided is approximate and may be subject to change or update.

Building Completion on Schedule — Guaranteed!

The building’s construction is proceeding on time and according to schedule. The project’s builder will provide $1,000 in compensation to each xučyun ruwway resident in the unlikely event that the building is not completed in time for the scheduled move-in date (Aug. 15 for graduate students; Aug. 24 for undergraduate students). Details will be provided in your housing contract.

Virtual 360° Apartment Tour

A 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment

In-Person Tours

Sign up for an in-person tour of the xučyun ruwway Apartments today. Because xučyun ruwway is an active construction zone, you will need to sign a liability waiver (which you’ll receive on-site) in order to participate in the tour. Note that anyone wearing open-toe shoes or sandals will not be allowed on the tour. If you have questions, please contact us at

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 Berkeley Dining’s services at any of the dining commons and several on-campus restaurants and convenience stores.

Cleaning is your responsibility

It is up to you to keep your room clean, and work with your apartment-mates 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. 

No Smoking Policy

UC Berkeley is committed to providing a healthy, smoke-free environment for students, faculty, and staff. Accordingly, no smoking is permitted in student rooms, or inside buildings, including lounges, balconies and breezeways, and stairways. Smoking is only permitted outside in designated areas.

Construction Updates

For updates on the project’s construction, please visit the Capital Strategies xučyun ruwway page.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about xučyun ruwway Apartments, please see our xučyun ruwway FAQs webapge.

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