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 listed below and does not guarantee the service or quality of service offered.

It is not advisable to rent prior to arrival and before visiting the rental in person. Use caution when sending money to unknown individuals or companies offering housing. Please review our information about internet housing scams.

Apartments / Rooms near campus

You can contact these locations directly to see about summer availability.

Academic Housing Rentals
2120 University Ave., Berkeley, 94704

The Berk
(used to be called Westminster House)

  • The Berk on College: 2315 College Ave., Berkeley, 94704
  • The Berk on Arch: 2311 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, 94709

Barrows House
2320 Warring Street, Berkeley, 94704

Casa Cedar
2135 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 94709

Regent House
2633 Regent Street, Berkeley, 94704

Telegraph Commons
2490 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Wesley House
2398 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, 94704

Unique Housing Berkeley
Short term fully furnished, private studios and one bedroom apartments, each with a private kitchen and bathroom.

Sublets & Classifieds

Search for sublets/subleases within the neighborhoods surrounding the Berkeley campus area as many Cal Students go abroad or home for the summer. The most popular classifieds websites to search for housing and sublets are:






Student-to-Student Sublets

Housing Anywhere - A student-to-student housing platform where you can find apartments/rooms UC Berkeley students are subletting to incoming visiting students for a summer (or semester, etc.). More information can be found at HousingAnywhere.com and www.youtube.com/HousingAnywhere.

Hotel Alternative

When staying for a short time, these lower-cost alternatives to hotels and motels offer housing on a per-night basis:

Berkeley YMCA 2001 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704


Renting a private room in a local family home -often with wireless internet, laundry, and meal options – is a great way to practice your English.

StudentLink International

Universal Student Housing