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Compare Housing Options

Need help deciding between which residence hall or apartment complex is right for you? Use the charts below to understand the differences between your housing options.

Residence Halls

The table below provides a summary comparison of UC Berkeley’s residence hall complexes according to a variety of criteria, such as location, room occupancy, and bathroom type. Please note that all residence hall contacts include a meal plan, furniture, utilities, wifi, live-in support staff, laundry facilities, and more. Note: The least expensive housing option is a quad room.

A legend describing the abbreviations used can be found just below each chart.

  UNIT 1 UNIT 2 UNIT 3 BLACKWELL CLARK KERR RES HALL CLARK KERR SUITE FOOTHILL MARTINEZ COMMONS STERN
ROOM OCCUPANCY AVAILABLE S, D, MS, T, TS D, MS, T, TS S, D, T, TS S, D S, D, T SS, DS, TS SS, DS, TS, QS D S, D, T, DS
CAMPUS LOCATION South South South South Southeast Southeast Northeast South Northeast
WALKING TIME TO SPROUL PLAZA 6 MIN 8 MIN 5 MIN 5 MIN 15 MIN 15 MIN 15 MIN 7 MIN 15 MIN
GENDER DESIGNATION (All- or Single-Gender Floors) AG, SGL AG, SGL AG, SGL AG, SGL AG SGL AG, SGL AG ALL WOMEN
ELEVATORS YES YES YES YES NO NO YES YES YES
BATHROOM TYPE (All or Single Gender) BOTH BOTH BOTH BOTH AG SINGLE BOTH BOTH SINGLE
FLOOR LOUNGES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO YES
MAIN LOUNGE 4 4 5 1 4 1 2 1 1
DINING CENTER ON SITE (All Residents have access to all Dining Halls) NO NO YES NO YES YES YES NO YES
Academic Services Center ON SITE YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES SHARE w/ FH
THEME PROGRAMS/LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES AA, NA, SFE APA CASA, UNITY GETH GETH WiSE TLLC
OPEN DURING WINTER BREAK NO NO NO NO NO NO NO YES NO

 

KEY:

AA – African American Theme Program
AG – All Gender
APA – Asian Pacific American Theme House
CM – Casa Magdalena Mora Theme Program
D – Double
DS – Double Room in Suite
FH – Foothill
GETH – Global Environment Theme House
MC – Martinez Commons
MS – Double and Triple room in Mini-Suite
NA – Native American Theme Program
QS – Quad Room in Suite
S – Single
SFE – Substance-Free Environment
SGL – Single Gender
SHARE – Stern and Foothill share an Academic Services Center
SS – Single Room in Suite
T – Triple
TH/S – Town House Single
TH/D – Town House Double
TLLC – Transfer Living Learning Community
TS – Triple Room in Suite
TUD – Transfer, Upper Division
UNITY – Unity House
WiSE – Empowering Womxn in STEAM

Undergraduate Apartments

The table below provides a summary comparison of UC Berkeley’s apartment buildings according to a variety of criteria, such as location, room occupancy, and bathroom type. All apartments are furnished and include a full kitchen (full refrigerator, stove, oven and microwave), and furnished common rooms (living rooms). Every apartment building has a recreation area, laundry facilities, vending/ice machines, and live-in hall staff. And replace with this: While apartment rates do not include meal plans, residents may purchase one of our off-campus meal plans (learn more about Meal Plans).

A legend describing the abbreviations used in the chart can be found just below each chart.

  CHANNING BOWDITCH MARTINEZ COMMONS WADA CLARK KERR APARTMENTS
ROOM OCCUPANCY AVAILABLE S, D, TH/S, TH/D S D, T D, T
CAMPUS LOCATION South South South Southeast
WALKING TIME TO SPROUL PLAZA 6 MIN 7 MIN 8 MIN 15 MIN
GENDER DESIGNATION (All- or Single-Gender Floors) SINGLE SINGLE* SINGLE SINGLE
ELEVATORS YES YES YES NO
BATHROOM TYPE (All or Single Gender) SINGLE SINGLE SINGLE SINGLE
FLOOR LOUNGES NO NO NO NO
MAIN LOUNGE 1 1 1 1
Academic Services Center ON SITE Share w/ MC YES YES YES
LEASE LENGTH Academic Year Academic Year Academic Year Academic Year
OPEN DURING WINTER BREAK YES YES YES YES

KEY:


D – Double
MC – Martinez Commons
S – Single
T – Triple
TH/S – Town House Single
TH/D – Town House Double