We have vacancies for Summer 2023!
Summer Applications are now open on the member portal! If you are interested in Summer co-op housing, click “Apply” on the top right of the webpage to create an account. After you create an account, login to the portal to submit an application for the term you are interested in, click “Add to Waitlist.”
As one of Berkeley's largest student housing providers, the BSC offers 20 houses and apartment buildings to choose from. Most are located very close to UC Berkeley—within 1 to 5 blocks of the Berkeley campus.
We have affordable housing in apartments, rooms, and room and board houses.
We rent to students attending colleges and universities around the world.
Who is eligible for summer housing?
After adding yourself to a Summer waitlist, you must email us verification of your student eligibility. Acceptable verification includes any ONE of the following (note that all verification documents must be dated February 8, 2023 or later and include your full name, the college/university name, with the number of units enrolled and, if you are applying for Convent or Hillegass Parker, the document should clearly show that you are a graduate/re-entry student). All documents must be in English.
You do not need to be taking classes during Summer 2023 if you were a student Spring 2023 or will be Fall 2023.
- A copy of your Spring 2023 class schedule OR
- A copy of your Fall 2023 acceptance letter OR
- A copy of your UCB Summer 2023 confirmed class schedule (If your class schedule is pdf password protected, please provide the password) OR
- If you attend a college/university other than UCB, a screenshot of your Spring 2023 class schedule, with your full name, the name of your university and the number of units enrolled.
*If you are interested in living at Cloyne Court during the Summer, you must be either a registered UC Berkeley student Spring 2023 or Fall 2023 or enrolled in 5 or more units at UCB during Summer 2023.
*We will not be able to consider you for summer assignment until we have received the proper verification of summer membership eligibility. When you send your student verification, please indicate which Summer wait list you are interested in (first half, second half or full summer). Please send your verification by email to email@example.com.*
We have three Summer contract periods
Taking summer courses at UC Berkeley? Summer contract periods are designed to fit the UC Berkeley Summer Session schedule. You can sign for either the first half, second half or the full summer.
- The full Summer contract period is May 21 – August 12.
- The first half of summer contract is May 21 – July 1.
- The second half of summer contract is July 2 – August 12.
Interested in living in the co-op for the Academic Year 2023 – 2024?
Living in the co-op during the First Half of Summer or Full Summer can increase your chances of receiving an offer for the Fall, though it does NOT guarantee you a spot for Fall. If you are interested in Academic Year 2023 – 2024 co-op housing, you must add yourself to the Fall waiting list on the member portal, if you have not done so already.
Summer contracts do NOT extend into the Fall term
You must be assigned separately off the Fall waitlist.
What is the Summer Workshift requirement?
The workshift requirement will be 5 hours a week for room-only houses and 5 hours per week in the room and board houses. In the apartments, the workshift requirement is 6 hours per six week session for people who hold contracts for only one summer session and 12 hours for the summer if you hold a contract for the full summer.
The Co-op Houses during Summer
The houses have single, double, and triple rooms (a few houses have quads). You will select your permanent bedroom and roommates after you move in during a process called room bids. If you have questions about the room bid process contact the house manager where you will be assigned. House manager emails can be found here. Members should expect to share a bedroom.
The houses have from 10 to 94 bedrooms and features such as:
- large communal kitchens and dining rooms
- shared common spaces (living rooms, TV rooms porches, roof decks, backyards, gardens and other hang-out spaces)
- various amenities depending on the house
Sharing common spaces connects people and builds a sense of community. Sharing chores and running a house democratically creates the trust and positive relationships among housemates that can be absent in other living situations.
Houses offering food during summer will be: Davis, Hillegass Parker, Hoyt, Lothlorien (vegetarian food), Oscar Wilde (LGBTQIA+ Theme House), Person of Color Theme House, and Wolf. All other houses will be open for Room-Only during Summer 2023.
There will be some maintenance/construction projects over the summer which may impact your living environment and where you would like to live this summer.
A list of currently planned maintenance/construction projects This list will be updated as more information becomes available. Kingman will be closed this Summer.
If you have questions about maintenance/construction projects
Contact the central-level maintenance department at (510) 549‑5965 or email Pavin Johnson, maintenance director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Co-op Apartments during Summer
During the summer, the apartments are an option for new members as many apartment residents leave for the summer. Because all the rooms in the apartments are single bedrooms, they may be more difficult to get an assignment in than the houses where members are likely to have shared bedrooms. For fall and spring, only UC Berkeley students may live in Rochdale and Fenwick: during the summer, you must meet the summer eligibility requirements.
For the summer only, you do not need to be a UC Berkeley student to live in the Rochdale or Fenwick Apartments (as long as you are otherwise eligible).
The BSC apartment complexes have studios and one, two, three and four bedroom apartments. All rooms are single occupancy. Each resident is guaranteed a bed, desk, dresser, and chair. If any of these things are not there when you arrive, just ask your manager.
Each apartment has a kitchen, bathroom, and a living/dining area. All kitchens include a refrigerator, a stove and cabinet space.
We keep our costs low because members help with the upkeep of the common areas. Everything that needs to get done is divided into “workshifts”. Every apartment resident is expected to complete between six and twelve hours of workshift during the summer. Examples of apartment workshifts are: weeding the garden and landscaping, recycling, and common area clean up.
Please call or email if you have any questions. Our office is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Our office is currently closed to customer walk-in traffic.
BSC Housing Staff