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"It has the atmosphere of a dorm but the privacy and spaciousness of an apartment!" -Current Resident

Off-campus Housing, Tailored to You

Whether you want the convenience of living minutes away from your classes, the flexible room floor plans, or the amenities of an all-inclusive community, The Berk is the right choice for you.

Student Focused Environment

We operate with the needs of college students in mind. That's why we offer individual leasing options, flexible lease terms, online rent payments, roommate matching and resident employment opportunities.

Individual Leasing Options

Between classes and social activities, you've got a lot on your plate. But with our individual leases, you'll have one less thing to worry about. Individual leasing allows you and your roommates to pay rent separately, so you don't have to worry about roommates not paying their share.

View A Sample Lease Agreement 

Flexible Lease Terms

We offer individual academic year leases that run the length of the school year, beginning in August and ending in May. So whether you're a freshman starting in the fall or a senior graduating in the spring, our lease terms will fit your needs.

Online Rent Payments

To make paying rent as convenient for you as possible, we support online payments.Residents may quickly and securely pay rent anywhere at anytime. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards as well as electronic checks.

Roommate Matching

If you don't have anyone to live with, our roommate matching service helps ensure you find the right roommates.


Resident Employment Opportunities

Our resident employees earn discounted rent, gain valuable experience, and develop leadership skills - at home!
Sound like something you might be interested in?

Learn More About Joining Our Team 

Find Resources

Looking for forms or important community information?

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Live here. Live well. Program

The Berk strives to improve the health and wellness of our residents by creating a healthy living environment and promoting healthy habits that can impact our residents' entire life course.

Learn More About Our Live here. Live well. Program 

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All Inclusive Living

We take care of everything at The Berk - from room essentials to entertainment and recreation. Our all-inclusive package helps simplify living and maximize convenience.

Entertainment and Utilities

Your monthly rent installment covers:

Furnished Rooms

We fully furnish your room with following:

  • Twin XL beds
  • Desk with Chairs
  • Dresser
  • Mini Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Heritage Apartments have full Kitchens (space limited)

Community Amenities

If you ever get the desire to lounge on a rooftop or play a game of pool, you may do so without even leaving our property. Here are a few of our popular community amenities:

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Prime Location

The University of California Berkeley, Telegraph, and many more local shops and restaurants are within walking distance of The Berk.  And if you ever feel the need to get away, San Francisco and Oakland are quick BART trips away.

Within Walking Distance

Here are some popular destinations within walking distance:

  • Berkeley Marina
  • Berkeley Fire Trail
  • Tilden Regional Park
  • Berkeley Botanical Garden
  • Berkeley Farmer's Market
  • Telegraph
  • Berkeley Art Museum
  • Indian Rock Park
  • Shattuck Cinema
  • The Greek Theatre

Free Transportation

If you don't want to walk, students ride the AC and Bear Transits for free with your CalOne ID!

View Public Transportation Schedules 

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Professional On-Site Staff

Whenever you have a question or concern, help is just around the block.  Many staff members at The Berk live and work on site.

The Berk Staff

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Active Community

With a game room, outdoor lounge areas, and other community amenities, The Berk is the perfect place to hang out with friends. So it's no surprise our residents host cookouts, move nights and other social get-togethers on a regular basis.

Resident Events

Here's a look at our upcoming community activities:

Resident Event List Coming Soon!

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