Academic Year

Residency and Academic Calendar

Spring 2023: January 11, 2023 - May 17, 2023
Summer: May 21, 2023 - August 12, 2023
Fall 2023: August 17, 2023 – December 18, 2023
Spring 2024: January 10, 2024 – May 15, 2024

The rates for the 2023–2024 Academic Year include room, meal plan, and your I-House program membership. Upon acceptance of the housing offer, applicants will be asked to pay a $1,500 prepayment/deposit, which will be applied to the final payment for the period of occupancy. 

Summer terms and details will differ slightly, more information can be found here.

To learn more and apply for Financial Aid, please click here

Spring-only, 2024 Room and Board Rates:

Room Type


Bunk-Bed Double




Large Double


Bay View Bunk-Bed Double


Bay View Double


Budget Single




2nd Floor Single


Bay View Single


2023-2024 Academic Year Room and Board Rates:

Room Type




Large Double


Premium Double


Low Price Single


Regular Single


Premium Single


Resident Meal Plans

The I-House meal plan is Included in the Room and Board rates. The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. On holidays, one meal is served. The resident meal plan includes a specific number of meals per week (19 swipes a week – one for every meal). These meals are not transferable and are use-it-or-lose-it. 

The Weekly Menu provides a variety of meal offerings, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free selections. Although not guaranteed, special diets can usually be accommodated and residents may arrange a meeting with our dining staff to discuss any special dietary concerns or food allergies by emailing

Please note that the I-House meal plan can only be used at the International House Dining Commons and is not valid at Edmonds Café or on-campus dining halls and food services operated by Campus Housing. 

The Dining Commons is closed for four weeks during Winter break and some holidays. Cooking in rooms is not permitted.

I have always been fascinated in making acquaintances with people from different parts of the world. I-House offers plenty of opportunities in this respect. In particular, the Dining Commons offers a unique social environment where I can just sit and chat with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Having been an overseas student myself from a young age, I can confidently say that I have a very good understanding of the difficulties facing Berkeley international students, who may well be studying abroad for the first time in their lives.
Hoduk Cho, Chemistry Ph.D. student, South Korea