Student Housing

Students seeking housing for summer should apply immediately after enrolling for classes as accommodations tend to fill up quickly.

University residence halls

Get a real UC Berkeley experience by living on campus! Many students live in these dormitories. Located just a few short blocks from campus, these single, double, and triple occupancy rooms all come with a meal plan. For any questions about this housing option, please contact

All students living in university housing must abide by the Residential Code of Conduct.

International House

The I-House is a residential and program center located at the top of campus and welcomes U.S. and international students, visiting scholars, researchers and post docs. Single and double occupancy rooms come with a meal plan. For any questions about this housing option, please contact

Other housing affiliated with UCB:

  • Sublets

    Get connected with UC Berkeley students who plan to leave their houses and apartments for the summer and are searching for someone to take over their rent while they are away.

  • Family housing

    Located 3.5 miles west of campus, University Village is an organized, spacious family community with one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments/townhomes.

  • Berkeley Lab Guest House

    Located on the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory campus, guests can access the UC Berkeley campus via shuttle bus, car, bicycle, or foot. It offers standard, large, and studio rooms.

  • Berkeley Student Co-op

    This affordable student-run housing option offers a unique student experience. Rooms are in an apartment, rooming houses, or room and board house with predominantly Berkeley students and include a mandatory work shift for 2 to 5 hours each week. Please keep in mind, not all students living in a co-op will be enrolled in summer classes.

Housing options not affiliated with UCB

As a service to students, Summer Sessions provides information on alternative housing options not owned by or affiliated with the University. The University does not endorse any housing and does not guarantee the service or quality of service offered.

Beware of internet housing scams

Never wire money or provide sensitive personal information to someone you don't know on the internet before you view the apartment or room. Housing scams are unfortunately a common occurrence in the Bay Area.

When using the internet to research housing options not affiliated with UC Berkeley, always make sure that the person renting out the apartment or room is the owner or the property manager. If an offer appears too good to be true (e.g., it is much cheaper than the going market rate), it usually is.

If you cannot view the apartment or room in person, make sure to arrange a live virtual viewing with the owner or property manager and ask to be shown any common areas of the unit or building in order to be able to verify that the unit on view is the actual unit you plan to rent. You should not accept rental offers for a unit you cannot tour live. Verify on a service such as Google Street View that the building you saw during the virtual tour is actually located at the address that that was shared with you. 

More information about housing scams and where to report them can be found on the UCPD Avoiding Scams page. If you believe that a housing offer you have received might be a scam, please make a Summer Sessions advising appointment here before signing a lease agreement or wiring money. Our advisors will be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

Housing Questions

If you have specific questions about on-campus housing or have already applied, please reach out to directly to learn more or to inquire about the status of your application.

If you would like to speak to an adviser about your housing search for the summer, you can make a Summer Sessions advising appointment here.