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Students and families at move-in, uc berkeley

Last updated: May 4, 2023

We’re excited that you’ll be living on campus, and we look forward to sharing all the details you will need as you transition into Berkeley life. Please refer to the housing portal for your room assignment, residence hall contract information, and more.

Please contact the Housing Office at 510.642.4108 or at if you have any questions. For details about Golden Bear Orientation, visit

See you soon, and Go Bears!

Fall 2023 Move-In Schedule

New Incoming Students (Freshman and Transfer): August 15-16, 2023 

If you’re a new incoming student, you’ll be invited to move in on either Tuesday, August 15 or Wednesday, August 16 so that you can attend Golden Bear Orientation. Move-In will take place over a two-day period and it’s important to note that you will need to move in on your building’s assigned day. After you receive your housing assignment via email, you will need to select a Move-In time slot on your Move-In day. 

Continuing (Returning) Students: Sunday, August 20 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

See you soon, and Go Bears!

January Move-In: Thursday, January 11, 2024

More information about Move-In will be sent to you via email.

Move-In Reminders

  • Review the Checklist of what to bring (and what not to bring).
  • Check the My Room section for more information about green living, technology, Personal Property insurance, and more.
  • See Offers to take advantage of deals and discounts exclusive to Berkeley students.
  • Room numbers will be available when you arrive on campus. If you need to show proof of your housing contract to a campus office, please refer to your contract confirmation page in the housing portal.
  • To avoid break-ins, don’t leave your belongings inside parked cars, and always lock car doors.