Our housing options provide opportunities for students and their families to enjoy the benefits of living in community during completion of their academic program. Our goal is to create an environment where residents may feel truly at home.

Housing assignments are made according to a specific order of priority which takes into account several categories of student status, including whether a student is full- or part-time; continuing, new, or returning; international or domestic. The length of time students are eligible to remain in housing is determined by their course of study.

In addition to providing housing for residential students, we reserve several dormitory rooms for commuter students who wish to stay on campus one or two nights a week but whose permanent home is some distance from Berkeley.


Students who will be living by themselves generally are assigned to one of our two types of dormitories:

  • Benton Hall: private rooms off main hallways with a centrally located unisex bathroom on each of its 2 floors; Benton Hall is a “pet free” environment.
  • Anderson Hall: individual bed/study rooms in gender-specific suites of 2 or 3 units with common living space and bathroom; pets are allowed.

Couples/families are assigned to unfurnished studios, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments. (Note: International Students may request basic furnishings.) Rent does include utilities but not the meal plan. Students living in studios and apartments are required to purchase the Block 25 meal plan.

Unit assignments (dormitory rooms, studios, 1-, 2-, 3-bedroom apartments) are made according to“best fit” guidelines which consider availability, need, and family size. Residential students are allowed to bring one spayed/neutered cat or dog, depending upon the location of their assigned unit, as we know that often a pet is a valued family member!


Residential rates are set by Administrative Staff and the Board of Trustees, generally effective with the beginning of each fiscal year (July 1), although some rates and fees may be revised at any time as deemed necessary.  Students may select from a variety of contract options ranging from 4 months to 12 months, depending upon eligibility and student status.  Such options are detailed in the Housing Policy.

While being assigned campus housing cannot be guaranteed due to the limited quantity of certain types of units, students applying by established deadlines are given priority.  Applications received after these deadlines will be considered as long as housing is available.

Failing to take possession of an assigned unit as well as cancelling one’s contract after having taken possession of one’s unit may result in substantial penalties.  Consequences of contract changes and cancellations are stated in the Housing Policy.


Full details of living in PSR’s campus housing are contained in the Housing Policy which is reviewed and updated regularly; familiarity with and adherence to its provisions is a condition of living in campus housing.

For more information please contact the Housing Office
Tel:      510-849-8255
Fax:     510-845-8948
Hours: M-Th 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Office: Holbrook Administration Building #138

Welcome to PSR Dining. On behalf of the entire dining staff we would like to thank you for participating in our program.

Dining room open Monday – Saturday (closed Sundays and holidays)
Monday through Friday 7:30am – 7pm and Noon to 6:00pm Saturday.

Meal Plans

Effective July 1, 2016

The d’Autremont dining facility is a student amenity funded largely through the sale of meals and from the community support fee.

Non-dormitory students receive one Block 25 meal card each semester at no charge.  The Block 25 card is transferrable.

Dormitory students participate in PSR’s board plan.  PSR grants exemptions from PSR’s board plan on a case-by-case basis for religious or medical dietary restrictions that PSR cannot accommodate.   Medical restrictions require written documentation from a licensed physician addressing the specific accommodations required, e.g., meat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, etc.  PSR is able to accommodate most dietary restrictions.  Students with medical notes specifying dietary restrictions should meet with the dining hall chef to discuss feasible accommodations.  The chef will determine whether PSR is able to accommodate restrictions.

Students may appeal the chef’s decision to a panel of arbiters composed of a PSR student, PSR’s director of community living, and PSR’s chief business officer.  The panel’s determination will be final.

Dormitory students who receive an exemption from PSR’s board plan will receive a pro rata refund from the date the exemption is granted.

PSR’s Board Plan is required for all students living in dormitory housing. It includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Dormitory Board Plan:

  • Unlimited entry
  • Required for students living in dormitories
  • Available to all students
  • Students taking only online, distance, blended, or hybrid courses may petition to the Business Office to waive this requirement.
  • $1,975 per semester (beginning July 1, 2016)

Block 25 Plan:

  • Includes 25 meals throughout the semester
  • Required for all non-dorm students in degree programs that require on-campus presence
  • Non-dormitory residents will receive one Block 25 card each semester at no charge
  • Non-transferable
  • Expires at the end of the academic year
  • Cannot be replaced if lost
  • $200 per block for PSR students, staff, and faculty (beginning July 1, 2016)

Block 5 Plan:

  • Includes 25 meals throughout the semester
  • Non-transferable
  • Expires at the end of the academic year
  • Cannot be replaced if lost.
    $42 for PSR students, staff, and faculty
    $47 for non-PSR diners


  • Fresh fruit, salads and breads
  • Made to order breakfasts
  • Made to order sandwiches and specials until 2:00 pm
  • Housemade soups
  • Vegetarian options at every meal
  • Deli choices served on freshly baked breads
  • Ice cream and freshly baked desserts

à la carte items for sale

  • Fountain drinks          $1.00
  • Coffee                            $1.00
  • Tea                                 $1.00
  • Juice                              $2.00
  • Milk                                $1.00
  • Muffin                            $1.00
  • Pastry                             $1.50
  • Ice Cream Cone            $1.00
  • Ice Cream Cup              $2.00
  • Dessert                            $1.50

Hours and walk-in prices (as of July 1, 2016), Monday – Saturday:

Monday – Friday

  • Breakfast 7:30 am until 10:30 am – $9.00
  • Lunch 11:30 am until 3:00 pm – $10.50
  • Dinner 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm – $11


  • Brunch 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm -$9.00
  • Self-serve salad bar 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm -$10.50
  • Dinner 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm -$11



Students are permitted to take their meals to go instead of eating in the facility. Diners will be able to purchase a reusable to-go container for $5. The containers are the same size as the plastic boxes they are replacing, and are dishwasher safe. The used container can be rinsed, returned to the dining hall, and exchanged for a clean container. The returned containers will be washed and sanitized by the dinning staff and then be available for reuse. As long as a diner brings in a used container, there is no additional cost to the diner for the next box. Disposable boxes will no longer be available. At the end of the semester, the diner can keep the container or return it for a $5 refund.

Boxes can be exchanged for a token when not in use.

Dietary Needs

Do you have particular dietary needs or restrictions? Let us know and we will try to accommodate them.

Dining Policies and Procedures

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Valid meal card is required at each meal attended.
  • Meal cards may only be used by person to whom it is issued.
  • Meal cards can be used for guests if accompanied by the owner of the card.

Seconds Anyone?

Meals are always “all you care to eat.” In an effort to reduce food waste, please consider selecting only one entree at a time. You are always welcome to come back for seconds if you like.

Contact Us!

We invite and encourage you to contact us with questions, comments or suggestions. Please share your feedback, comments and or suggestions in person or by email.

Andrew Maxon, Chef/Manager