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Frequently Asked Questions

Where Is Durant Residence Hall located?

2731 Durant Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94704

Durant Hall

How much is rent monthly?

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What is life like in Berkeley, California?

Life in Berkeley

Do Hillside & Durant Residence Halls hold any events?

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How many meals are included in the meal plan at Hillside Residence Hall?

15 meals per week, but no weekend food service.

Does Durant residence hall provide a meal plan?

Meal plans are available upon request; however, meals are served at Hillside Residence Hall daily.

Who lives at Hillside & Durant Residence Halls?

Hillside and Durant Residence Halls house a wide variety of residents, some of which include: UC Berkeley, UC Berkeley Extension, and Berkeley Community College students. Also, due to the residence halls’ association with the ELS Language Center of Berkeley, a significant portion of residents are international students who have traveled to the Bay Area to learn English. Living in one of these diverse halls is a great opportunity to meet people from around the world and experience the cultures of several different countries!

What is the ELS Language Center of Berkeley?

ELS Berkeley is an English language center located within the Hillside Residence Hall. It operates Monday though Friday.

Do Hillside & Durant Residence Halls have Resident Assistants?

YES. Both Hillside and Durant Residence Halls have staff available daily from 10am-11pm. Our RAs have various responsibilities, including housing, food, internet, maintenance, environment, and events. The Hillside and Durant RAs can assist residents with their daily needs.

How do I apply to Hillside & Durant Residence Halls?

Go to the page of the Residence Hall in which you are interested and, at the bottom of the page, you will find a link to apply to Hillside & Durant Residence Halls.

How long will it take to find out if my application has been accepted?

Once applications are received and the reservation fee is successfully processed, applicants will be notified promptly.

Is a meal plan mandatory for residents?

At Hillside, meal plans are included with the housing fee. Hillside DOES NOT have kitchens available for resident use. At Durant, meal plans are optional. Durant DOES have kitchens, in which residents may cook for themselves.