Summer Edge

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.

Freshmen, Transfer, and Global Edge FAQs
How do I apply?

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-by-step process on submitting your Summer housing application:

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 2018" application. Hit Save & Continue

Step 4: Please review Phase 1 Instructions and indicate which session you are apply 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 applicaiton. 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.

What is my Summer Edge housing application deadline?

The Freshmen and Global Edge housing application is due on Wednesday, May 9th 5pm.

The Transfer Edge housing application is due on Monday, June 4th 12pm noon.

How are Edge housing assignments determined?

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. 

When will I receive my housing offer?

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.

What should I do after I receive my offer?

After receiving your offer via email, log back into the portal to review your contract and Terms and Conditions

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 $250 Advance Payment by their deadline or their offer will be cancelled.

Where are Edge students housed over the summer?

Freshmen, Transfer, and Global Edge participants will be residing at Unit 3 located only one block from campus! This complex includes high-rise halls surrounding a large courtyard and a central commons building that houses the dining center, main office, recreation lounge, and the Academic Services. 

Amenities & Services

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

Residential Expectations
Edge participants are expected to actively contribute to a healthy and safe residential community. Students are further expected to:
 
• Honor the UC Berkeley principles of community
 
• Create and maintain mutual roommate agreements