Room and Board Rates

Residency and Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2021-22

Fall and Academic Year Housing

Fall 2021 Check-In 8/19/2021 (Thursday); Check out 12/20/2021 at 10 am (Monday)

Spring Semester Housing

Spring 2022 Check-in 1/12/2022 (Wednesday); Check-out 5/18/2022 at 10 am (Wednesday)

The rates for the 2021–2022 Academic Year will 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.  Here are Academic Year rates for reference below.

2021-2022 Room and Board Rates

ROOM TYPE

Fall Term
Aug. 19 – Dec. 20
 (123 nights)

Spring Term
Jan. 12 – May 18
(126 nights)

TOTAL
Low-Price Single $9,471 $9,702 $19,173
Regular Single $10,209    $10,458 $20,667
Premium Single $11,193       $11,466 $22,659

Resident Meal Plans

Historically, included in the Room and Board rates is a resident meal plan. Residents can choose from breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays. On holidays, only one meal is served. The resident meal plan includes a specific number of meals per semester. The meal plan does not cover every meal that is served in our Dining Commons. These meals must be used prior to the end of the term and do not carry over from semester to semester. Should you use all your meals before the end of the semester, you have the option of purchasing extra meals through Dining Services at a discounted resident rate.

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

Due to COVID restrictions no outside guests will be allowed to dine in I-House. As COVID restrictions change this may be updated however for everyone’s safety no outside guests will be allowed until further notice.  

No meals are served on Thanksgiving Day nor during the Winter vacation period (four weeks). Meals are not served during the Spring Break (one week). Cooking in rooms is not permitted.

The I-House Dining Commons on the 2nd floor provides a variety of meal options, including vegetarian selections at every meal. Although not guaranteed, special diets can usually be accommodated within our facility.

Residents can arrange a meeting with our dining staff to discuss any special dietary concerns or food allergies by emailing ihdining@berkeley.edu.

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