Explore Housing Options
UC Berkeley offers housing to fit every type of need. Virtually all first-year students choose to live in our residence halls. You’ll form lifelong friendships, share ideas, and meet top students, scholars, and faculty from all over the world.
Start by selecting the population that represents you to find out which housing options are available.
Important to note:
- Residence Hall rates include a standard Blue meal plan through Cal Dining; you may upgrade your plan
- Students living in campus apartments or off campus may purchase a meal plan through Cal Dining.
For new students living on their own for the first time, choosing housing can seem overwhelming. Consider where you'll spend most of your time on campus — taking classes, teaching, or studying — and select a housing option nearby. Think about whether you need solitude and quiet, a room with others who share your culture, or space for family; see which options best fit those requirements. Soon you'll have narrowed down your selection to one or two of the best options. To get a better idea of the facilities, schedule an on-campus tour or take a virtual tour.