We work closely with business partners to offer students goods and services to enhance your college experience and to help you save time and money.
Bank of the West ‐ The Official Bank of UC Berkeley*
As the official bank of UC Berkeley, Bank of the West has a branch right here on campus, and they are also available online and by phone. They feature a full range of banking services, great customer service, and special offers and perks designed just for the Berkeley community. Learn more about them and visit the campus branch located in the MLK Jr. building of the ASUC Student Union, on the first floor (open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). When you do business with a UC Berkeley Partner, like Bank of the West, you're also supporting students and giving back to campus services.
Open a UC Berkeley Student Checking Account August 1–September 28, 2018 as an incoming student, and receive this special offer. Do all your banking right on campus safely and securely, with 16 ATMs and our branch in the ASUC.
*UC Berkeley students are not required to have a Bank of the West account to use any aspect of the Cal 1 Card student ID, including the Cal 1 Card's debit feature.
Cal Dining Meal Plans ‐ For All Students, Living On or Off Campus
Feed your inner Bear! From meal times to study snacks and stadium concessions, Cal Dining has got you covered with award-winning food options. All meal plans include meal swipes and flex dollars, both of which are accessible by paying with your Cal 1 Card at a Cal Dining location. Aside from nourishing yourself, part of your meal plan purchases are reinvested in services that directly benefit students.
Undergraduates living on campus (students living in the residence halls) use the Blue Meal Plan included in your housing contract, or may upgrade to the Gold Meal Plan to enjoy unlimited meal swipes for use in the dining commons.
Undergraduates and graduates living off campus or living in University-owned/affiliated apartments, including Berkeley Extension International Concurrent Enrollment students, may purchase the Bear Meal Plan or Cub Meal Plan. These plans are designed to give you the value, flexibility, and convenience of dining on campus.
Only MicroChill® refrigerator/freezer/microwave units are allowed in UC Berkeley on-campus housing.* These eco-friendly units are designed specifically to conserve energy and help contribute to campus sustainability efforts. Please do not bring refrigerators or microwaves from home as you will be asked to remove them from your room.
Place your order online at www.collegeproducts.com/berkeley. College Products provides year-round service. If you don’t know your room assignment yet, no problem! Order now, and email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you receive your room assignment. Note, for fall Move-In, the Early Bird deadline is August 1, 2018 in order to have your MicroChill delivered to your room before you move in.
*A Micro-fridge is provided in David Blackwell rooms.
Beds in the Berkeley residence halls are specially sized, longer than ones you have at home, and regular sheets will not fit properly. The Residence Hall Assembly of the University of California, Berkeley offer a practical solution — brand-new, custom bedding at specially discounted student prices. Every item is first-quality guaranteed. And you will be supporting campus life because proceeds from linen sales will benefit your student government organization and other student programs in the residence halls.
Visit Residence-Hall Linens or call 1.800.957.4388 to guarantee your first choice.
The Berkeley Lab Guest House is a 57-room hotel-style facility with private bathrooms, mini refrigerators, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. A free weekday shuttle runs from 6:30 a.m. until the last shuttle leaves downtown at 9:10 p.m. The Lab Guest House is owned by UC; rates are tax free. The lobby is open 24/7 with food and beverages available, and coffee and tea are complimentary.
Open exclusively for visitors, staff, and guests of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, including students and their families. Ask about the special VIP club for parents!
Call 510.495.8000 or visit Berkeley Lab Guest House website for more information or to book a room.