FAQs

Q: Are there any sleeping rooms with disabled access?
A: Yes, our facilities are ADA compliant. Please contact your conference coordinator to request a wheelchair accessible room or other disability-related living accommodations.

Q: Is parking available?
A: Yes. Parking is available in University Parking Lots. Parking permits are required and must be placed on the dashboard of each vehicle. For detailed information please refer to our Parking Page.

Q: Do you have catering?
A: Yes. Catering and refreshment services are available. Please consult with a Sales Coordinator for detailed menus.

Q: Can we serve alcohol at our event?
A: Yes. Alcoholic beverages may be served on University premises. However, your event must be approved by campus Major Event Policy’s vetting process.  Please consult with a Sales Coordinator for more details.

Q: How do I get to UC Berkeley and the residential facilities?
A: Please click the "Directions" button on the tool bar for driving directions or information about public transportation.

Q: Is housing available during the academic year?
A: Accommodations are only available during the summer.

Q: What size groups can be accommodated?
A: We can accommodate groups of 10 to 3,000 people.

Q: Do I need to be campus-affiliated?
A: No. Campus affiliation is not a requirement.

Q: Do I need insurance?
A: Yes. Please talk with your Sales Coordinator for current requirements.

Q: When should I make my payment?
A: We require a deposit of $50 per person to secure your reservation for housing. Your full payment is due with your Housing List, two weeks prior to the start of your program.

Q: What if I need to cancel my reservation?
A: The deposit is non-refundable and you will be financially responsible for a percentage of the contracted overnight accommodations. Please speak with an Events & Conference Sales Coordinator for more information.

Q: Are there Ethernet connections in the sleeping rooms?
A: Network connections are located in each sleeping room and are free to conference groups. Arrangements for your conference participants to have access to these in-room connections must be made in advance. Please visit our Internet Connection page to arrange in-room connections for your conference guests.

Q: Are sleeping rooms and meeting rooms air-conditioned?
A: No. Our mild climate and morning fog keep Berkeley comfortable throughout the summer, except for a few days a year.

Q: Can special dietary needs be accommodated?
A: Yes. The residence hall dining facilities provide a variety of meal options, including vegetarian and vegan selections. Although not guaranteed, most special diets may be accommodated within our regular offerings.

Q: What type of conferences most use UC Berkeley residence halls?
A: Youth Groups, Academic Programs, Sports Camps, Scientific Groups, Learned Societies, Language Programs and Associations - Our five facilities host a variety of groups from around the world who come to UC Berkeley to exchange ideas and learn.