Student Housing Options in Berkeley

ESI works with several local housing providers to help our students while they stay in Berkeley. You can visit the various providers websites in order to see pictures and learn what each has to offer. All agreements are made between the students and the housing providers, but ESI staff will help students as best we can.

Prices 2023

4-week Spring Price 3-week Summer Price 4-week Fall Price Payment Deposit Meals Kitchen Bathrm To Class BART (underground train)
UC Dorm housing. Not available. 7/3-7/23 only Double: $1413.50 Single: $1873.50 Not available. Credit card or check Total fee due before arrival. 10 meals per week, breakfast and dinner Mon-Fri micro- wave only Shared 5- minute walk 15- minute walk
Extras: free wireless, telephone in room (local calls free), linens, and coin-operated laundry.
I-House Not available. 6/27-8/7 only Double: $2822 Single: $3539 Not available. Credit card or check $35 app fee plus $1000 damage deposit 60 meals included None Shared 5- minute walk 15- minute walk
Extras: Cafe, common room, many optional activities.
YMCA Single: $1068 Single: $836 Single: $1129 Credit card or check Not required None Yes Shared 15- minute walk 2- minute walk
Extras: Kitchens with refrigerators and dining area, 3 computers, free wireless, pools, gym, yoga and dance lessons, linens, and coin-operated laundry.
Durant Hall Double: $1200 Double: $1000 Double: $1200 Credit card or check $200 damage deposit None Yes Shared 5- minute walk 15-minute walk
Extras: 2 kitchens with refrigerators and dining areas, free wireless, linens, and coin-operated laundry.
Orinda Homestay Program Details Not available. Not available. Not available. Credit card or check Total fee due 14 days before arrival 14 meals per week; breakfast and dinner daily Use of kitchen varies from home to home Varies Average 30 to 60 minutes by bus and BART Varies
Extras: vary by family

Applying and Paying for Housing

Please request on the application. ESI will forward your request to the housing provider and contact you only if space is not available. ESI will send you further information with your acceptance documents. Housing providers may contact you directly for deposit or full payment if it is due before arrival. UC Dorm is the ONLY case where you should make a housing payment to ESI. If for any reason you do not receive housing confirmation within two weeks of your request or if you have other questions, please contact our office immediately. pdf version: Housing 2022