Cal Rentals provides rental listings and housing advising to the UC Berkeley campus community
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If you are new to Cal Rentals, we suggest that you read about your services first: Student Services, Faculty & Staff Services, or Services for Landlords and Listers.
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Cal Rentals walk-in hours are 10am-4pm, Monday thru Friday.


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dot Cal Rentals is the rental resource for the UC Berkeley Community!

*NEW* Roommate Available Listings allows you to submit yourself as available to be a roommate in a shared housing situation.

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We have information about the rental market, advice for conducting a housing search, rental listings and much more for Students, Faculty and Staff.  All types of listings are available online for viewing 24/7, at your convenience.  Students pay only $20 for 3 months of listing access and Faculty & Staff customers pay only $25 for 1 month of listing access.*

dot Visiting Berkeley this summer?

Our student summer sublets are available to any summer visitor for a $20 fee. Evidence of UCB affiliation is not required. The service includes online access to listings for shared housing or vacant units that are available for a maximum of 3 months. You can also find a great deal of helpful information about Berkeley and the surrounding areas on our website.

Top 5 Summer Sublet Facts:

  1. Most summer sublets are listed AFTER spring break, which for UC Berkeley this year is the last week in March. We see a big increase in sublet listings in April and even May.

  2. Most summer sublets are for a full two or three months, usually beginning sometime around mid-May to June 1 and ending in late July or by mid-August. You may wish to plan your visit accordingly or try to negotiate with the lister for a shorter term if you need it.

  3. It is UP TO YOU to negotiate the terms and conditions of your sublet with the listers. The sublet listings will include either a telephone number, which will usually be in the 510 area code unless otherwise noted, and/or an e-mail address, or possibly (but more rarely) open house information, which would require you to be nearby in order to participate in the open house.

  4. Rent may be negotiable. If your offer is turned down, ask the lister to keep your name and number in the event he or she changes his mind.

  5. Sometimes care of pets or plants care is involved.

To obtain access to the Student Summer Sublet listings, please do the following:

We will send you a link to our web payment system where you can pay your fee online and start searching for a rental. For more information about summer housing options and tips for finding a place, please see summer services for students.

If you have more questions about where to live this summer, check out our Summer Visitor FAQs.

* Sabbatical and short-term visiting academics who seek specialty housing well in advance of arrival and are verified by Cal Rentals pay only $25 one time per search process and are exempt from any monthly renewal fees

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