Unit 1 Residence Halls

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The Residence Hall Complex

  • A traditional residential hall experience in the urban heart of Berkeley, close to local cafes, restaurants, and shops. Conveniently located one block from the south side of campus.

  • Six buildings -- Cheney, Deutsch, Freeborn, and Putnam Halls, and the Christian and Slottman Minisuite Halls -- built around a large central courtyard.

  • Nearest dining commons: Crossroads, only a half-block away. 

  • A central building houses the unit office, mail services, and rooms for meetings, events, and parties, as well as the Academic Services Center.

Who’s Eligible to Apply?

Undergraduates: freshmen, continuing students, and transfer students. 

High Rise Residence Halls: Cheney, Deutsch, Freeborn, and Putnam Halls

  • Eight floors of double- and triple-occupancy rooms. (Single rooms available for upper division undergraduates and students with accommodations.)

  • Most floors are all gender; single-gender floors also available.

  • Bathrooms: one large all-gender bathroom per floor; single-gender floors have single-gender community bathrooms.

  • Main lounge on entry level; additional lounges on upper floors.

  • Some rooms have a bay view.

  • Approximately 230 beds in each hall.

  • Freeborn Hall is designated as a Substance-Free Environment (see below).

Mini-suite Residence Halls: Christian and Slottman Halls

  • Mini-suites have two spacious bedrooms and one semi-private shared bathroom in these configurations:

    • two double-occupancy bedrooms

    • one double-occupancy bedroom and one triple-occupancy bedroom

  • Mini-suites are single-gender.

  • The African American Theme Program is located in Christian Hall.

  • The Native American Theme Program is located in Slottman Hall.

Freeborn Hall: Substance-Free Environment

Freeborn Hall, one building in the Unit 1 complex, is designated as a Substance-Free Environment. Residents actively agree to keep the community free of smoke, alcohol, and drugs. They plan and host substance-free programs, events, and activities.

Residence Hall Features

These services and amenities are included:

  • Cal Dining Blue Meal Plan (learn more about Meal Plans, with flexible upgrade plans and add-on flex dollar options)

  • Utilities: gas, electric, water, garbage, recycling, and compost

  • Furnishings: extra-long twin bed (triple rooms include a bunk bed & a lofted bed), desk, chair, dresser, mirror, and closet

  • A Microchill combination refrigerator and microwave combo unit in the room. (Contracts include an Equipment Fee for the use of the unit; see Rates page for details.)

  • High speed Wi-Fi, Xfinity streaming TV, and phone jack outlet 

  • Professional live-in staff available 24/7

  • Residential community events and support

  • Facilities and maintenance staff

  • Laundry center, mail services, and bike storage

  • On-site central fitness center and recreation room

  • Three tiers of secured entry and access for buildings

  •  Academic Services Center with PC and Mac workstations, laser printers, and network connection 

  • Smoke-free environment (smoking only permitted outside in designated areas)

Room Layouts

Please note that models depict one example of each room type. Rooms vary in size, layout, and furniture configuration.

Unit 1 Business Office 

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

2650 Durant Avenue 

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