Housing options for graduate students fall into three categories: 1) University owned and operated, 2) group housing alternatives, and 3) off-campus rental housing. Most graduate students live in off-campus rental housing in Berkeley or one of the surrounding communities. The University’s Cal Rentals office can assist you with making informed choices about housing options. These websites provide resources to begin your housing search:
University Housing applications are reviewed on a rolling firstcome, first served basis. Make sure to apply early!
Although geared towards international students, the following website provides additional tools and advice on housing around the UC Berkeley campus. The Daily Californian, our school newspaper, did an issue regarding housing in 2018.
Housing & Roommate Search Groups (no official University affiliations)
Berkeley Housing, Sublets & Roommates Facebook Group
Berkeley Off-Campus Housing Anywhere Facebook Group
Berkeley International Office Housing Recommendations
Property Management Companies
Fully Furnished & Community-Style Living
Academic Housing Rentals
The Berk on College
Gorrill House (G-House)
Hudson McDonald Properties
Berkeley Student Cooperative