Apartments

Availability

The BSC owns and operates 3 apartment complexes: Rochdale, Fenwick and Northside.  
Northside is not available to members in their first year of co-op living.

Fall and Spring
The Rochdale and Fenwick apartments can only house UC Berkeley students during Fall and Spring.

We have very few apartment spaces available for new members in the fall and spring, and those who do get assigned usually have priority on the waiting list. After one semester in the co-ops, it is highly probable that a member can transfer to a single room in a two, three, or four bedroom apartment. Normally it takes several semesters in the co-ops to have enough seniority to get a studio or one-bedroom apartment.

Summer
During the summer the apartments there are generally lots of spaces for new members, as many apartment residents leave for the summer.

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).

Rooms and Furnishings

All rooms in the apartments are single occupancy.  The BSC apartment complexes have studios and one, two, three and four bedroom apartments. 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.

doing workshift at rochdale

Workshifts

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”. During the academic year, every apartment residents are expected to complete between 6 and 12 hours of workshift each semester. Examples of apartment workshifts are: weeding the garden and landscaping, recycling, and common area clean up.