Compare Housing Options

Room and Board Houses

The Co-op has 17 co-op houses with shared kitchens, bathrooms, and common spaces. Houses have 17-149 residents. During the Fall and Spring, all houses have food included in your rent. During the summer, some houses have food included while others do not. The houses have a weekly workshift requirement of approximately 5 hours of cooking or cleaning. (The workshift requirement is generally 2-3 hours per week if there is no food service).  There is much variety in houses sizes and culture; in addition, the BSC also offers theme programs (African American, Community Service, LGBTQIA & Queer, Vegetarian, Person of Color) as well as specialized houses (women only, grad & re-entry).

Apartments

The Co-op has 3 apartment complexes with studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, and 4 bedroom apartments. Each apartment unit has its own kitchen and bathroom, while each complex has shared amenities such as recreation rooms and gardens. The Co-op will find roommates for you. The apartments have a workshift requirement of 8-12 hours a semester including chores such as cleaning common areas, recycling, gardening and helping in the office.

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Houses

Name

Location

Residents

Food included in Fall/Spring?

Food included in Summer?

Restrictions

Afro

Southside

21

Yes

No

 

Person of Color Theme House (Castro)

Southside

56

Yes

Yes

 

Casa Zimbabwe

Northside

124

Yes

No

 

Cloyne

Northside

140

Yes

No

UC Berkeley students only. Academic theme and substance free.

Convent

West Berkeley

25

Yes

No

UC Berkeley graduate students or UCB students age 25 or older only All graduate and re-entry students in summer.

Davis

Southside

36

Yes

No

 

Euclid

Northside

24

Yes

No

 

Hillegass Parker (HiP)

Southside

57

Yes

Yes

Graduate, age 25 or older, postdocs, & visiting scholars only

Hoyt

Northside

60

Yes

Yes

Woman-identified only during Fall and Spring

Kidd

Northside

17

Yes

No

 

Kingman

Northside

50

Yes

Yes

 

Lothlorien

Southside

58

Yes

Yes

No meat allowed in common space

Oscar Wilde

Southside

38

Yes

No

 

Ridge

Northside

38

Yes

No

 

Sherman

Southside

40

Yes

No

Woman-identified only during Fall and Spring

Stebbins

Northside

64

Yes

No

 

Wolf

Southside

29

Yes

Yes

 

Apartments

Name

Location

Residents

Food included in Fall/Spring?

Food included in Summer?

Restrictions

Fenwick

Southside

102

No

No

UC Berkeley students only during the Fall and Spring

Northside

Northside

26

No

No

New members during summer only - during the academic year, you must have lived in the co-op for at least one academic year.

Rochdale

Southside

259

No

No

UC Berkeley students only during the Fall and Spring