Congratulations on your acceptance to Cal! Now is the time to apply for your summer housing!
Nothing compares to living on campus to help you fully experience University life. Freshmen, Transfer, and Global Edge students will all reside together in a shared residential complex just one block from campus.
For more information, please see the FAQs below.
Congratulations on your acceptance to Cal! To get started on your summer housing application, new students must enroll and create their Berkeley campus identification (CalNet ID) before they can access the housing application portal. For undergraduates, this process is handled through Cal Central.
It may take a few days for your CalNet ID to activate. After it does, you will be able to log into the Housing Application portal.
Step 1: Log into the portal.
Step 2: At the top click on Application. This will take you to the main Application page.
Step 3: Apply for the "Summer 2019" application. Hit Save & Continue
Step 4: Please review Phase 1 Instructions and indicate which session you are applying for. Edge participants will either be in Session C or Session D. Hit Save & Continue
Step 5: Please complete the housing needs page.
Step 5a: Be sure to indicate if you are attending the Freshman, Transfer, or Global Edge program. This step is very important as this will notify the housing team to place you with your fellow program participants in the right location.
Step 5b: Please indicate your preferred room type.
Step 5c: Please indicate any special needs. Housing staff make every effort to accommodate, but it helps to know as far in advance as possible about any special needs, so give this some thought.
Step 5d: Hit Save & Continue.
Step 6: Submit any roommate requests. Individual applicants may request specific roommate preference(s) by completing the "Manage Roommate" step of the Phase 1 portion of the online application. Roommate preferences must be mutual, students must be of the same gender, and must accept a contract for the same room type in order for the request to be considered by the Summer Sessions Housing Office. Hit Save & Continue.
Step 7: Your application has been fully submitted! Students cannot access phase 2 until an offer is sent. Once an offer is ready for review, you will be notified via email.
The Freshmen and Global Edge housing application is due on Friday, May 17th 5pm in order to receive priority housing.
The Transfer Edge housing application is due on Friday, June 14th 5pm in order to receive priority housing.
Summer Edge housing assignments are based on first come, first serve. Should we not have your preferenced room type, we will provide the next housing available.
Freshmen and Global Edge students will receive their housing offer 1 week after their housing deadline on Wednesday, May 16th.
Transfer Edge students will receive their housing offer on Friday, June 8th.
Once you have reviewed your contract, complete the final steps of the application and accept your offer.
Students must accept the housing offer and pay the $300 Advance Payment by their deadline or their offer will be cancelled.
Freshmen, Transfer, and Global Edge participants will be residing in a complex just located one block from campus.
Bridge rooms are double and/or triple occupancy, and include the following for each occupant:
• A single bed 80" x 36" with box spring
• Desk, chair, chest of drawers, and closet/wardrobe
• Mirror, wall light, and reading lamp
• Carpeted floors and a shared wastebasket
The general residence hall facilities include:
• On-site dining commons (Café 3)
• On-site computing center
• Laundry facilities
• Study lounges and game/TV room
• In-room ethernet and wireless connections
• Daily custodial services in common areas
• Mail and package services
• 24-hour security programs
• Non-smoking rooms and buildings
Rates will be provided at a later date.