NEXT LEVEL STUDENT HOUSING
Student housing should be more than just a roof over your head. It should be a home. A place you can’t wait to get back to after a grueling day of classes. A place where you can relax and unwind, or crack the books and prepare for your future. A place where you’re surrounded by friends; friends that will last a lifetime and eventually become like family. A place where you can truly be yourself, and know that’s good enough. This isn’t just student housing… This is student homing, and we are The Berkeley Group.
You’re busy, we get it! So much to do, and so little time. That’s why you shouldn’t have to spend any more of it than necessary worrying about a broken sink, slow Wi-Fi, whose turn it is to mop the kitchen, or whether you’ve already paid the electric bill. Your focus should be on school, and taking full advantage of your time at UC Berkeley. That’s why we built our co-living communities from the ground up with your priorities in mind. We handle all the icky, no-fun chores like deep cleaning the bathrooms, so all you have to focus on is the simple things like the occasional chore rotation of taking out the trash or helping to unload the dishwasher, and of course, acing your courses (okay, maybe some not-so-simple things too)! Oh, and did we mention Netflix is on us? 🙂
COMMUNITIES FIND A SPACE THAT SUITS YOU!
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Whether it’s through movie nights, ice cream socials, and pizza parties; or lounge-ready home theaters, laundry rooms, and other 5-star amenities: we offer students a happier, more connected, and more fulfilling college experience.
Apart from that, we also handle all the mundane aspects of renting (because let’s face it… who really wants to keep their own toilet paper stocked anyways). This means you can focus on what’s most important, your studies and your friends, knowing that we have the rest handled.
Every student has the option of a private or shared, furnished room for that much needed rest and relaxation. You will also be able to find plenty of respite throughout our communities in one of the study and lounge areas. If privacy is what you need, you can find it here.
We offer next-level student housing to UC Berkeley students that want to make the most of their time at college, and not waste time finding their tribe or dealing with the hassle of traditional renting. You don’t have to be a social butterfly, but it helps if you want to be part of a supportive and social community.
Of course! We expect everyone to bring small personal belongings when they move in. While we furnish each room for fast and easy move-in (that means each room already has a cozy bed, sturdy desk, chair, and more), we’re happy to coordinate with you if you would like to bring larger furniture of your own.
Reach out to our friendly Leasing Team by phone/text at 707-387-0041 or email at: email@example.com for the most up to date information on our openings.
Yes, each room is fully furnished with everything you need for your time here at UC Berkeley.
This includes a bedframe, an uber-comfortable twin size mattress and mattress cover (we can also provide linens at a small extra fee), a sturdy desk and chair for your studies, a desk lamp, and a built-in closet or freestanding wardrobe. Most of our properties are also furnished with TV’s, couches, tables, and chairs in the common areas.
We do have a limited number of apartments that do not come furnished, if you prefer to bring all of your own things!
It’s totally up to you and your budget! We have both single/private and double/shared rooms available in each of our communities. If you already have a roomie in mind – that’s great! If not, we’re known for making great roommate matches!
Be sure to check out the communities page for more information on the room types offered in each property.
Yep, that’s totally doable! We expect most of our community members to personalize their space with smaller items like posters, photos, lights, etc. However, if you want to do more in-depth decorations (e.g. painting, hanging pictures, etc.), please talk to us first! We offer a room customization service which features a team of expert designers and handy people that can help you out.
All of the shared spaces in each of our communities are cleaned from top-to-bottom, 5x a week by a team of professional cleaners. We also offer room cleaning for an additional small fee.
Each of our properties are situated in phenomenal locations, walkable and with easy access to public transportation and campus. We generally recommend that students not bring their own vehicle, however, we may be able to offer on-site parking at an additional fee, depending on which community you choose to live in. If a car is a must for you, be sure to ask us about this whenever you schedule your tour!
We have (6) private residence halls, (3) co-living apartment complexes, & (3) traditional apartments complexes.
In our private residence halls & co-living apartments, you will have an individual lease on a bedroom space and are welcomed (but not required) to bring your roommate &/or housemates. In our traditional apartments, your group will lease the entire space together, as in a typical lease.
Yes! However, responsibilities differ depending on which community you choose to live in.
We have 3 different community types:
- Private residence halls where we manage all of the utilities and commonly-used supplies
- Co-living apartments where we handle the utilities, and you and your housemates handle the internet/cable and commonly-used supplies
- Traditional apartments where you manage your own utilities and commonly-used supplies
Even though we would love to have our furry friends with us in our communities, unfortunately, we do not allow them.
Depending on whether you rent a private or shared room, and the community you choose to live in, all-inclusive rent starts at just $850 per month!
See our community pages for more detailed information about the cost of joining us!
It depends on which community you decide to live in! However—apart from living with a group of super diverse and awesome people—rent typically includes:
- A fully-furnished private or shared room (including a twin-size bed, desk and chair, desk lamp, and built-in closet or freestanding wardrobe)
- All utilities (high-speed internet, electricity, gas, water, trash) which run at a flat rate of $150/month
- State-of-the-art appliances and kitchen complete with cooking utensils
- Regular cleaning of the bathrooms and communal areas by a team of professional cleaners
- Ridiculously fun community events to connect, converse, explore the city, and blow off steam
- Netflix, Hulu, and all the tech you need to enjoy them (e.g. huge communal t.v. and bumpin’ sound system)
- And a ton of other perks to make your college experience shine
See our community pages for more detailed information for each property!
We currently offer 12-month lease terms, as well as subletting for summer break or a full semester!
Yes, you can. However, you would be responsible for finding a replacement tenant to take over the remainder of your lease (we can help with this!). Depending on the situation, there may be some additional fees involved, but we try our best to be as fair as possible.
We try to keep moving in as simple and affordable as possible:
- The application fee is $40 which covers a background check
- The security deposit is typically one month’s rent plus utilities, but this can vary depending on credit score, co-signer eligibility, etc. This will be due at the time of signing your lease, and you will get it back once your lease is up (so long as there’s no damage to be paid for)
- Finally, the first month’s rent will be due prior to your lease start date
Who wants to deal with the hassle of cash or checks every month? Not us, and probably not you! That’s why we built our online Tenant Portal where you or your co-signer can pay your rent online and even setup auto-pay so you never forget a payment.
Community events are organized around what YOU want and love to do! We’re always listening to what you have to say, so if there’s an event you’d like us to put on, just let us know!
Some of our past events have included:
- Film nights featuring the classics or latest releases
- Yoga classes to sweat out the stress
- Cooking classes to delight your taste buds
- Nights out on the town enjoying Berkeley’s vibrant live music scene (or our own Speaker Series)
- Holiday parties
- Ice-cream socials and pizza parties
- And much, much more!
Definitely! Just tell us what you have in mind and we can help you get everything organized. We want you to make the community a place you love to be.
Of course, this is your home!
However, if you have a roommate, you will need to check if they are comfortable with an overnight guest. We do ask that you accompany your guests at all times—since you’re ultimately responsible for their actions—and like any community resident, your guests should be respectful of the communal spaces and follow the Community Guidelines.
There’s definitely no curfew—this is college after-all—but we do ask that you be respectful of your fellow community residents. Each community sets their own “quiet hours”, which is usually 10 pm to 7 am during the week, and 12 am to 9 am on the weekends.
Every situation is different, but the first step is to get us involved as soon as possible. Our community managers and directors are pretty incredible at resolving conflicts quickly and fairly. They work hard to understand the issues at hand, so we can keep the peace and move forward as a community.
REVIEWS HERE'S WHAT OUR RESIDENTS ARE SAYING
Our Cal student has been living in one of the community houses - The Prospect. We have been extremely pleased with the facility and management group. They have done a great job creating a safe and enjoyable community during a pandemic. The building is extremely nice and location is great. Management and house managers are all very nice and helpful.
Super attentive and truly cares about quality of the student housing. We know there are a lot of slum lords who only do bare minimum. The Berkeley Group tries their best to bring a hospitality approach to property management for Student housing. Given how lean their team has been doing COVID, I appreciate the level of professionalism they maintain.
I've rented from The Berkeley Group Properties for years and I love my apartment. The property looks great and is kept up nicely. Any time I have an issue or a problem, they take care of it right away. I would recommend them to anybody looking to rent an apartment. All I ask is to be treated with respect as a paying tenant and a professional response from my landlord when needed. That was definitely the case here.
Most of their houses are very modern and close to campus. They have an awesome app that you can use to pay rent/submit maintenance requests/download your lease. It makes everything way faster and efficient. We were concerned about security because we're close to two parks and the installed a new gate and locks when we moved in
The Berkeley Group is a premier provider of student housing in Berkeley, California. Placing a strong emphasis on community and relationships, The Berkeley Group has gone above and beyond to create "next-level student housing" for UC Berkeley students.