Single Student Graduate Apartment FAQs
Graduate housing applications open in early February for the following academic year, but there is no ‘deadline’ -- Graduate housing applications are ongoing.
First year JD law students receive priority in Manville; certain fellowships receive priority in Jackson House, and LLM students receive priority in Shattuck Studios. However, any full-time registered single graduate student (i.e. without a family, dependents, etc.) is eligible and welcome to apply. The earliest applicants receive priority across all categories.
After accepting your offer of Admissions and obtaining your Calnet ID and password, you can apply for Jackson House and Manville via the housing portal: portal.housing.berkeley.edu. Once you have signed in (using your Calnet credentials and password) and are on the Profile Summary page, choose the Single Student Apartments option. If you do not see the Single Student Apartments option, it most likely means your student classification is not coded correctly (i.e. you may be incorrectly classified as an undergraduate or as a summer session student). You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 643-3716 to correct your classification. If you are unable to reach me and would like immediate assistance, you can also contact our front desk at (510) 642-4108 or email@example.com.
Graduate housing is not guaranteed. We truly wish we could accommodate everyone, but availability is limited and demand is high.
All students who do not receive a housing offer will be placed on a wait list. Additionally, if there are cancellations throughout the year, wait listed students will be contacted about vacancies.
Leases are 12 months long and generally begin early August for Jackson House and mid August for Manville. However, you can choose any start date you would like, including a summer start date prior to August. Do not select Summer Sessions when applying unless you are a Summer LLM.
No, we do not offer tours of the Single Student Graduate Apartments, but you are welcome to view both Jackson House and Manville from the outside.
For all rental verifications, please send an email to BusOps@berkeley.edu with the subject line "Rental Verification," and a Student Affairs Cashier's team member will process the verification.