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xučyun ruwway Graduate Student Apartments (anticipated opening Fall 2024)

1050 Monroe Street  Albany, CA 94706 | Rates

Applications are now being accepted for single graduate students interested in living in UC Berkeley’s largest and newest apartment community designed specifically for graduate students. The new complex is called xučyun ruwway (pronounced HOOCH-yoon ROO-why), a name in Chochenyo, the language of the Ohlone people. Learn more about the unique history and development of the complex, including consultation with East Bay Ohlone tribes in its naming. 

xučyun ruwway is a five-building apartment complex offering Berkeley graduate students a wealth of community resources such as an on-site fitness center, light-filled meeting rooms, spacious lounges, and more than 55,000 square feet of outdoor space with gardens, picnic areas and recreational lawns. Direct AC Transit buses to campus are available from the complex, which is located 3.5 miles northwest of campus. 

Fully-furnished apartments feature large windows that allow abundant natural light into bedrooms and living spaces. All bedrooms are single-occupancy, and each apartment includes a full kitchen with major appliances, as well as an in-unit washer and dryer.

Beyond their apartments, students can discover spaces for social interaction and well-being, including lounges and meeting rooms. A series of outdoor courtyards provide more than 55,000 square feet of space for relaxing, studying and socializing. Students can lounge and explore gardens with native plants and lush trees, host barbecue gatherings, and take advantage of recreational spaces on new multi-use lawns and terraces. All buildings will be fully electric, promoting environmental consciousness through energy-efficient features that include electric building utilities, lighting and kitchen appliances, and even the outdoor community barbecue grill.  

Applications for the 2024–25 academic year are being accepted on a rolling basis. In-person tours are available by appointment; schedule a tour today. For updates on the project’s construction, please visit the Capital Strategies xučyun ruwway page.


  • 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 1, 2024 to July 31, 2025)

Who’s Eligible to Apply

Single graduate students. Priority is given to graduate students enrolled in the Rausser College of Natural Resources. Please note this location cannot accommodate families; for family housing, please consider University Village, located adjacent to xučyun ruwway.


The xučyun ruwway Graduate Student Apartments are located in the neighboring city of Albany, just 3.5 miles west of campus. It is adjacent to University Village, UC Berkeley’s 58-acre family student housing complex. Just steps from the housing complex is a shopping area with a grocery store, a pet food store, a coffee shop, a walk-up ATM, a casual restaurant and other amenities. 

With a new transit plaza in front of the building, the apartments are served by a direct AC Transit bus to campus as well as a bus connection to BART. 

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 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.

Virtual 360° Apartment Tour

A 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment

In-Person Tours

Sign up for an in-person tour of the xučyun ruwway Graduate Student 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.

For more information, please visit Single Student Graduate Apartment FAQs

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