Our Houses & Apartments | Berkeley Student Cooperative (2022)

Please note important information:

  • Cloyne Court—To live at Cloyne Court, our substance-free, academic theme house, you must agree to the Academic Theme house and Substance-Free policy, linked here.
  • Your space: A space in a bedroom (some are single, some are shared - double, triple, quad).All members should expect ashared bedroomin all co-ops except the Rochdale/Fenwick apartments, which are single bedrooms in shared apartments.Houses have 17-140 residents with shared kitchens, bathrooms, and common spaces. Bedroom assignments are made at unit-level. If you have questions about the room assignment (room bid) process, please contact the house manager. House manager emails can be found here.
  • Food:Included at all houses during Fall and Spring. Included at some houses during Summer.
  • Workshift: 5 hours per week

Our Houses

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    African American Theme House
    3 Singles - 6 Doubles - 2 Triples - 21 Residents

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    Casa Zimbabwe
    31 Singles - 30 Doubles - 11 Triples - 124 Residents (105 in Summer)
    2422 Ridge Rd
    Berkeley, CA 94709
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Casa Zimbabwe has gone through many incarnations over the years since her construction in the 1960s as both the first building designed specifically to be a student co-op, and the first in the nation to be co-ed.

    Currently, CZ is a low-income safe space for bad babes, bros and queers of all colors to come… Read More

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    Cloyne Court
    38 Singles - 39 Doubles - 8 Triples - 140 Residents (119 in Summer)
    2600 Ridge Road
    Berkeley, CA 94709
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Only UC Berkeley students are eligible to live in Cloyne. Substance-Free, Academic Theme.

    Cloyne Court opened fresh after renovations in Fall 2014 as the Substance-Free Academic Theme House. Cloyne is the closest BSC house to the UC campus, but is also removed enough to offer respite from the hubbub of Berkeley. Without the… Read More

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    Davis House
    8 Singles - 11 Doubles - 2 triples - 36 residents
    2833 Bancroft Steps
    Berkeley, CA 94704

    Originally built in the late 19th century for the attorney of the storied Hearst Family, this resplendent manor was one of the first homes to grace Panoramic Hill. Just as close to campus as to a leisurely walk in the woods, Davis is a welcoming and comfortable retreat. Though we’re only thirty-six members large, our generous common areas lure us out of our rooms for late night snacks and… Read More

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    Euclid Hall
    14 Singles - 5 Doubles - 24 Residents
    1777 Euclid Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94709

    Euclid is one of the smaller houses, and correspondingly clean and mellow. We’re unique in that we have the highest single to double ratio in the co-ops - out of nineteen rooms, only FIVE are doubles. Yeah baby, do that delicious math in your head. We’re not so eager to compete for the crown of BEST MEGA PARTY HOUSE EVER!!! ...no, here at Euclid, we’re more about soirees. We’re like your favorite… Read More

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    Hillegass Parker House
    57 Singles - 57 Residents
    2545 Hillegass Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94704

    Limited to graduate student and re-entry (age 25 or older) students only. Students need to verify their eligibility before they can be assigned.

    Hillegass Parker House (HiP) is unlike any other place you are likely to live. It is a home, a safe haven, a community, an experiment, and many other things. This house is a place for friendship, creativity, insight, and self-… Read More

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    Hoyt Hall
    31 Singles - 13 Doubles - 1 Triple - 60 Residents
    2519 Ridge Road
    Berkeley, CA 94709

    Hoyt Hall is women-identifying only in the fall and spring, co-ed during the summer.

    Looking for a place where you can find a community full of the most ambitious and amazing individuals you’ll ever meet? Well, Hoyt Hall is your best bet. With walls that fill with color each day, home improvement and social events help express everyone’s creative side. Painting murals… Read More

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    Kidd Hall
    3 singles - 7 Doubles - 17 Residents
    2562 Le Conte Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94709

    Childish and totally awesome at heart, Kidd is a happy-go-lucky house just two blocks from North Gate. Unique co-opers from all walks of life manage to fit into the occasionally quiet, but always welcoming and everchanging culture of the BSC’s smallest house. Kidds are so special, in fact, that there are only 17 of them in production at any time. With a great backyard, pool table, and TV, there’s… Read More

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    Kingman Hall
    11 Singles - 18 Doubles - 1 Triple - 50 Residents
    1730 La Loma Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94709

    Kingman Hall, aka Toad Hall, when the weather is just so, is something of a resplendent Victorian manor lodged in the red wooded hills of North Berkeley. Ivy and Morning Glories creep along the sides of the house. It is a mere one block tumble from campus and the windy walks of the Rose Garden. A forest, a garden, a study, a place of vibrant, beaming, and charmingly sordid history, it is a local landmark;… Read More

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    Lothlorien
    14 Singles - 15 Doubles - 2 Triples - 2 Quads
    58 Residents
    2415 Prospect Street
    Berkeley, CA 94704

    All meals are vegetarian. Meat is not allowed in the kitchen or other common spaces.

    Founded in the 1970s, Lothlorien has long-standing traditions of activism and art. It's a house where one can make signs for a protest, learn to cook, find peer support, paint a mural, watch the sunset over the Bay, and build friendships - all in the same… Read More

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    Person of Color Theme House (Castro)
    7Singles - 20Doubles - 2Triples - 1Quad - 56Residents
    Wheelchair Accessible

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    Ridge House
    11 Singles - 6 Doubles - 5 Triples - 38 Residents
    2420 Ridge Road
    Berkeley, CA 94709

    Ridge House is the perfect fit for people who are looking for a friendly atmosphere. Ridgelings know there is a good balance between respect for the needs of a student and appreciation of a well-deserved break. Ridge is a mid-sized house; we aren’t so big that you’ll still be meeting new Ridgelings at breakfast every morning, but there is always someone to hangout with. We don’t have many… Read More

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    Sherman Hall
    8 Singles - 13 Doubles - 2 Triples - 40 Residents
    2250 Prospect Street
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Sherman is women identifying only during the Fall and Spring. Men and women in the summer.

    Sherman Hall is a gorgeous 9,000 square foot home on the Southside of Berkeley. Sherman Hall is ADA accessible and has two DSP singles. Our co-op is located just one block from UC Berkeley’s campus, three blocks from Caffe Strada, and five minutes from the… Read More

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    Stebbins
    18 Singles - 23 Doubles - 64 Residents
    2527 Ridge Road
    Berkeley, CA 94709

    Stebbins Hall is home to students of all backgrounds: veteran co-op’ers and sophomores fresh out of the dorms, junior transfers and foreign exchange students, engineers and sun worshippers, kombucha brewers and vegan bakers, hikers and pole dancers, yogis and crossword fanatics, the gluten-intolerant and caffeine addicts -- Stebbins has them all. Because of our diversity, the house character is one of… Read More

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    The Convent
    25 Singles - 25 Residents
    1601 Allston Way
    Berkeley, CA 94703
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Limited to Graduate and re-entry (age 25 or older) students only. Students need to verify their eligibility before they can be assigned. Only UC Berkeley graduate and re-entry students are eligible to live in the Convent during the Academic Year.

    The Convent is in fact a former convent, but the studious, cloistered nuns have long since been replaced by studious, cloistered… Read More

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    Wolf House
    10 Singles - 11 Doubles - 2 Triples - 29 Residents
    2732 Durant Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    Wheelchair Accessible

    The king of the south, Wolf House (“Wolfhaus”) is the pinnacle of cooperative living. Here exists the perfect mix: a small and intimate living space where everyone knows and loves each other, and also a big-house reputation with parties to match, including the world-famous annual Drag Party. People lucky enough to get into Wolf House tend to stay in Wolf House, and even if they do… Read More

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Our Apartments

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    Fenwick Weavers Village
    36 Apartments of 1 to 4 Bedrooms Each - 102 Residents
    2415 Dwight Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Only UC Berkeley students are eligible to live in Fenwick during the Fall and Spring.

    Fenwick Weavers’ Village is an apartment complex with 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments. All bedrooms are single bedrooms with the exception of 1-bedroom apartments which can be shared by two people. Six of the apartments are wheelchair… Read More

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    Northside Apartments
    13 One Bedroom Apartments - 3 Studio Apartments
    26 Residents
    2526 - 2540 Le Conte Ave.
    Berkeley, CA 94709
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Northside Co-op is located in two adjacent buildings on Le Conte near Kidd, Euclid, Stebbins, and Hoyt co-ops. It is what might be called the final resting place of all good co-opers (hardwood floors, lots of light through multi-paned, old-fashioned windows). Life tends to be quiet and only moderately communal, as most… Read More

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    Rochdale Apartments
    259 residents in 96 units (studios and 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments)
    2424 Haste St.
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    (510) 548-8608
    Office Hours: Mon-Sat 12-6
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Only UC Berkeley students are eligible to live in Rochdale during the Fall and Spring.

    The great thing about the BSC’s largest co-op, Rochdale Village, is that it has the best of both worlds. As one of 259 co-op members in this apartment… Read More

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FAQs

Does Berkeley have a co op program? ›

The Berkeley Student Cooperative, BSC, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit housing cooperative.

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Where do Berkeley graduates live? ›

Most grad students live in off-campus rental housing in Berkeley or one of the surrounding communities. The University's Cal Rentals housing service is free for students and has resources and listings to help you find off-campus housing.

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What does co op mean? ›

Definitions: "Co-op" usually refers to a multi-work term agreement with one employer; traditionally with at least three work terms alternated with school terms, resulting in a five-year degree program for what would otherwise take four years. Co-ops are traditionally full-time, paid positions.

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Does Berkeley Community College have dorms? ›

Presently the BSC has over 1300 student members living in or eating at our seventeen houses and three apartment cooperatives around the UC Berkeley campus. Each house is democratically run, and we all contribute our labor to help keep our housing costs affordable.

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What is EOP Berkeley? ›

For over 55 years, the Educational Opportunity Program at Berkeley has provided first generation, low-income, and underrepresented college students with the guidance and resources necessary to succeed at the best public university in the world.

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How do I get affordable housing in Berkeley? ›

To find affordable housing, contact individual housing providers and ask about vacancies or applying to their waitlist. Find links to a number of resources for affordable housing providers in Berkeley below. Alameda County maintains lists to help you find affordable housing opportunities: Alameda County Housing Portal.

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How much does it cost to live off-campus at UC Berkeley? ›

Students Starting in Fall 2021 or Spring 22 and earlier
Living Arrangement for 2022–23:Living in a Campus Residence HallLiving in an Off-Campus Apartment
Tuition and Fees$14,262$14,262
Room and Board$19,520n/a
Student Health Insurance Plan$3,968$3,968
Total Direct Undergraduate Costs$37,750$18,230

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How do I get student housing at Berkeley? ›

There are many resources available to help you find housing on or near the UC Berkeley campus. The Cal Housing office should be the first place you start your search for housing on or off-campus. Degree-seeking undergraduate students planning to live on campus should also visit Living at Cal .

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What happens after you pay off a coop? ›

When you pay off the cooperative loan, the bank will return the original stock and lease to you and will also forward a “UCC-3 Termination Statement” that must be filed in order to terminate the bank's security interest in your cooperative shares.

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What are the pros and cons of a co-op? ›

Though co-op owners must repair their own units, there is no need to perform building maintenance or yard work.
  • Disadvantage: Restrictions. Co-ops typically have their fair share of restrictions. ...
  • Advantage: Co-op Housing is More Affordable. ...
  • Advantage: A True Sense of Community. ...
  • Disadvantage: Fees.
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Is laundry free at Berkeley? ›

Students no longer pay for each load of laundry after the college decided to eliminate the cost. Business Services Director Karen Dickinson said students who live in residence halls can swipe their student ID on the card reader in the laundry room at no charge.

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How much are dorms at Berkeley? ›

Standard Room Projected Rates
Housing portionTotal
SINGLE$16,395$22,100
DOUBLE$14,185$19,890
TRIPLE$11,550$17,255
LARGE TRIPLE* (Designed triple)$11,890$17,595
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Is UC Berkeley housing guaranteed? ›

Am I guaranteed housing in the Residence Hall? Newly-admitted students - undergraduate freshmen and transfers - receive housing priority. You will maximize your chances of getting an offer if you meet all housing application and university deadlines, and are flexible about housing preferences.

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Is the EOP program worth it? ›

How Will EOP Benefit Me? Statistics comparing the achievement of EOP students with similar non-EOP students reveal that EOP students are much more likely to stay in college and earn a bachelor's degree.

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Who qualifies for the EOP program? ›

A New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment; Require special admissions consideration; and. Qualify as economically disadvantaged according to the guidelines. In selecting students for the program, priority is given to applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Does EOP affect admission? ›

EOP can admit regularly admissible students if they require the full program of assistance offered by EOP in order to succeed in the university.

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What is the average GPA to get into Berkeley? ›

GPA and test scores of middle 25%-75% students
High School GPA4.15 - 4.30
ACT English Language Arts28 - 32
SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing660 - 750
SAT Mathematics680 - 790
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Is it cheaper to live on or off campus Berkeley? ›

At University of California-Berkeley, living off-campus is more affordable than living on-campus. The average cost living on-campus is 0 and the the average cost for living off-campus housing 5874. Learn more about living off campus vs.

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Is Berkeley an Ivy League? ›

UC Berkeley is not an Ivy League school. UC Berkeley is part of the UC schools, which consist of nine learning institutions. All UC schools are in different parts of California. On the other hand, Ivy League schools are made up of eight private schools located in various parts of the US.

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Is UC Berkeley housing first come first serve? ›

Choosing your bed space in your space should be an equitable conversation with your roommate and not determined on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. After moving in, your resident assistant will be working with you and your roommates to complete roommate agreement forms.

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What is the tuition fee for UC Berkeley? ›

Local tuition 14,226 USD, Domestic tuition 43,980 USD (2020 – 21)
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Are Berkeley dorms coed? ›

All-gender and single-gender floors are available.

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Where do Berkeley graduates work? ›

Campus Overview
Employed Full TimeGraduate School
Environmental Design65%9%
Letters & Science60%19%
Natural Resources49%17%
Campus61%19%
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How many UC Berkeley alumni live? ›

There are nearly half a million UC Berkeley alumni living around the world. Ready to find fellow Cal alumni near you? The Cal Alumni Association has more than 90 alumni chapters and online alumni communities around the country.

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How many people graduate from UC Berkeley? ›

2021-22 Degree Recipients
Degree Recipients
Bachelor8,458
Masters/Professional4,098
Doctoral836

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Does Berkeley offer housing? ›

UC Berkeley offers housing to fit every type of need.

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