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Contact the Housing Office

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

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.


 

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.

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.

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!

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.

2015-2016 Housing Policy

2016-17 Housing Policy