Spring 2021 Move-outs

WRITTEN BY BONNIE PRESTRIDGE (Member Resources Supervisor)

If you don’t have a Summer 2021 contract at the BSC :

  • You must be completely checked out by the end of day Friday, May 21st.
  • This includes removing all personal belongings and returning your keys to the House Manager/Coordinator.

If you’re moving to another BSC unit for the Summer:

  • You need to move out of your current unit by end of day, Friday, May 21st.
  • Please discuss moving plans ASAP with the HM’s at your current AND new units.

For more details and COVID-19 safety protocols, please review the linked email sent to all members on April 16.


Spring 2021 House Account Budget Report (HABR) as of April 16, 2021

WRITTEN BY KATIE ALDUCIN (Accounts Payable Specialist)

Hello Co-Op'ers,
Attached is the most up-to-date report, as of April 16, 2021. Please review the information and let us know if you have any questions or see any charges you don't recognize -- if you catch something we missed, we can correct it! For more information about HABR's or how your house finances work, you can always reach out via email ( or give us a call at the Central Office -we're always happy to help make sense of the tricky world of BSC finances!
HABR Summary and HABR Detail

Do you need someone to talk to or just a good listener?

WRITTEN BY MADELEINE LOH (Development Director)

Russ Button (BSC Member in the 1970s) is a Chaplain Intern at Kaiser Hospital and was recently ordained by The Chaplaincy Institute of Berkeley as an Interfaith Minister and Chaplain. The work of interfaith chaplain is to be a listener for people of all faith traditions and those of no faith tradition as well. It is not the role of chaplain to preach religion, but we are to be present for those who are facing a spiritual crisis such as the grief one has at the death of someone they love—a family member, lover or close friend. Crisis of spirit can also come from questioning the path in life one is walking. Russ Button is available to be present for and listen to BSC members experiencing grief or crisis. Contact Russ Button if you are experiencing grief or crisis.

Members Give Campaign


Please join us for our Members Give Campaign hosted on our social media outlets (Instagram Members Give Campaign, Facebook Members Give Campaign) during April 26th-30th. We are encouraging our members to think about how we embody the mission and values of the BSC! Hear from your fellow peers about what makes the BSC special!

This entire week, any and all donations—even $1—will be matched!

Thoughts, Questions? Shoot an email to with the subject Members Give!

Professional Development

WRITTEN BY MADELEINE LOH (Development Director)

BSC members are encouraged to join the BSC's LinkedIn Group
You can send message requests to other group members, ask for informational interviews and expand your network!

BSC Scholarship Application for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Is Now Open!

WRITTEN BY MADELEINE LOH (Development Director)

Apply for a BSC Scholarship by filling out this Google form.
Applications are due June 1, 2021. The BSC will notify applicants of results after June 15 and before the July 7, 2021 deadline for cancelling Fall 2021 contracts without penalty. New BSC applicants are encouraged to apply! You do NOT need to be a current BSC resident to apply for a BSC scholarship. The scholarship is in the form of rent credit FOR BSC HOUSING ONLY.

Now Hiring!


Development & Alumni Relations Committee Is Recruiting!


Apply to be a part of the BSC’s Development & Alumni Relations Committee for 2021-22! We are seeking creative and enthusiastic members! The BSC Board of Directors has created DARCom to support our goal of creating meaningful experiences that connect alumni with the BSC and our students. "DARCom" consists of 5 students supporting the BSC Development Director, Madeleine Loh.

  • Gain leadership and professional experience in fundraising, event planning, implementing strategic planning, and social media marketing
  • Share your passion about the BSC's mission with other members and alumni
  • Earn a stipend of up to $1,500 for the Fall semester? (5/hrs week on average)


Want to work at UC Berkeley Faculty Club this summer through Fall semester?

Apply or learn more about the Front Desk Clerk position—Flexible hours: mornings, afternoons, and evenings based on availability.

Desired attributes include...

  • Great Verbal and Written Communication
  • Familiarity with UC Berkeley and its environs.
  • Positive and outgoing personality as the position requires interaction with members of the campus community as well as international visitors


NavCal Social Media Internship

Apply to be the NavCal Social Media Intern. This internship is a PAID opportunity ($2,000+ Stipend). The Intern will be remote (4-8 hrs/wk during the Summer/Fall). The deadline to apply is Wednesday May 5th, 2021.

You can also apply to be a Nav2Cal App Support Intern. The Nav2Cal App Support Interns will be guiding West Contra Costa (WCC) County high school (HS) students in UC application support and the NavCal functionalities.

COVID-19 Resources and Support


The ERT is keeping up with the news, in routine contact with our partners at UHS, and actively assessing the BSC’s COVID-19 guidelines. Please direct any vaccine related questions to Emmett at and any questions about BSC policy to Mindy at All are welcome to attend ERT office hours every Sunday from 2–4PM [Zoom link:] and/or email us at with any questions or concerns.

Questions or concerns about COVID? Email if you have any questions or concerns about COVID. You will receive a response within normal business hours, if not sooner. We are checking messages over the weekend too! Check out this 1-page guide on what to do if you have symptoms, exposure, or a positive test result.

Important Upcoming Dates

May 21   BSC Spring Contract period ends
May 23   BSC Summer Contract period begins
June 1   BSC Scholarships Application due


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(In front of Casa Zimbabwe)
Central Office: (510) 848-1936
Central Food & Supplies: (510) 549-5969
Central Maintenance: (510) 549-5965
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