Parking & Directions During Move-In

This page was last updated August 9, 2021.

Parking during COVID-19 Testing

On your Move-In day, your first stop is to get your required UHS Move-In Test, which will take place at a location that is not adjacent to the housing units (either the RSF Field House or Memorial Stadium). At your scheduled appointment time, go directly to the COVID-19 testing location specified in your appointment confirmation. After you have been tested, you will receive a testing confirmation slip that you will need in order to check into your housing unit. 

Please note: Only students will be allowed in waiting lines for testing, so your family and friends will need to wait for you away from the line. 

If you plan to arrive by car, short-term “waiting zone” parking areas will be available near the two testing sites so that your helpers can wait in the car while you get tested:

Parking During Move-In

Unloading zones: Each location will have a designated loading zone where you will be able to temporarily park for unloading during your time slot. Once you are done unloading, you will need to move your vehicle. You may park for a maximum of 20 minutes at all unloading zones, except Foothill, where you may park in the unloading zone for up to 40 minutes.

Move-in Parking: After unloading your car, it is recommended that you park on the street or in a university parking lot. You will need to follow instructions to pay for parking in accordance with any parking meter or garage charges for the day and time that you arrive. Please see details below for which lots are most convenient to each residence hall, and visit Parking and Transportation for more information on getting to campus and parking. Street parking is also available, but it is metered or has time limits. Plan ahead and review directions and maps prior to arriving. Please be prepared for weekday traffic and additional traffic in and around campus related to Move In.

University parking locations:

Ellsworth Structure 

Underhill Garage 

Move-in Maps for 2021

General Campus Move-In Map: Fall 2021 Move-In Map

Parking at Move-In COVID-19 Test Sites

Residence Hall Housing Maps

Below you’ll find a custom map for each housing unit. The map includes the location of your unit’s Check-in area, unloading zone, and longer-term parking options.

Apartment Housing Maps


How to get to campus by car

UC Berkeley campus map with an option to highlight and view all the residence halls, dining facilities, and campus restaurants at once.

For general driving directions to the UC Berkeley campus, see Visitor Services.

Street addresses for residence halls and apartments

  • Unit 1 - 2650 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720
  • Unit 2 - 2650 Haste Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720
  • Unit 3 - 2400 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720
  • Blackwell Hall - 2401 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Channing-Bowditch - 2535 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
  • Clark Kerr - 2601 Warring Street, Berkeley, CA 94720
  • Enclave Apartments - 2503 Haste St, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Maximino Martinez Commons - 2520 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
  • New Sequoia - 2441 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Panoramic Berkeley - 2539 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Panoramic San Francisco - 1321 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Shattuck Studios - 2711 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
  • Wada Apartments - 2650 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA 94720
Additional transportation options

Airport Shuttles from Oakland or San Francisco International Airport

Airport shuttles (listed below) provide door-to-door service. The prices range from $15 to $40, be sure to ask for a student rate. Reservations are recommended.

  • East Bay Transportation: 925.800.4500
  • Airport Commuter: 1.650.876.1777

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)

BART is the Bay Area's subway system. The campus is closest to the Downtown Berkeley station on the Richmond line, and to the Rockridge station on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line. There is no direct connection to downtown Berkeley from San Francisco on Sundays and evenings. At those times, take the Pittsburg/Bay Point train and transfer to a Richmond train at the 12th Street (Oakland) station (traveling to San Francisco at those times, transfer at MacArthur station).

To view the train schedule, visit the BART website. BART trains typically run every 15 minutes on weekdays, and every 20 minutes on evenings, weekends, and holidays. Check individual stations for opening and closing times and last train.

BART to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK)

BART fares are very economical when compared with other modes of travel to and from San Francisco International (SFO) Airport or Oakland International Airport (OAK).

At SFO, BART takes you directly into the International Terminal.

At OAK, BART takes you to directly across from the Terminal 1 baggage claim.

Amtrak (1.800.872.7245)

The Emeryville Amtrak station is located approximately five miles southwest of the campus. The San Joaquin Valley and the Capitol Corridor lines stop in Berkeley on University Avenue two miles west of the campus.

AC Transit Bus Service

AC Transit, the local bus service, has 15 lines which serve the University and central Berkeley and connect with other buses and transit agencies. AC Transit routes 51B and 79 serve Rockridge and Downtown Berkeley BART stations to the residence halls. Route 7 serves Downtown Berkeley but goes to Kensington and El Cerrito. Please check the AC Transit website for the most up-to-date information about routes and scheduled service.

Additionally, the AC Transit map is available for viewing. 

UC Transportation Alternative Customer Services

UC Transportation Alternative Customer Services offers local and Bay Area transportation options.

Call 510.643.7701 for information.