Where will you live while you're at Cal? You will find there are many types of housing choices, and Cal Rentals can help you make an informed decision about where to live.
We offer much more than rental listings at Cal Rentals. Our services are designed to support you in "next steps" to take, with our online tips, printed advising materials, and housing counselors on staff. Our goal is to ease your transition, whether you are interested in living on or off campus.
Once you decide to explore off campus housing in the community, you will quickly discover that our rental listings are different from other resources. People who advertise rentals with us are intentionally seeking Cal students as tenants. Many of our landlords are familiar with - and accepting of - nontraditional sources of income, such as Financial Aid and parental support. And of course, we list lots of student-to-student shared housing opportunities.
The subscription fee of $20 will allow you up to 3 months of access to our counseling and listings. Listings include all types of housing all over the greater San Francisco Bay Area, although the vast majority of the listings are within the city of Berkeley. We even have Work Exchanges. New rentals are posted online at various times throughout the day. Every listing is pinpointed on an online map, and photos are included if available. You will have on-demand access to all the listings and can customize your searches in an almost infinite variety of ways.
Most rentals are advertised when they are ready for move in. If you are not ready to move within the next 4 to 6 weeks, please read When to Look.
Once you are ready to begin your search, you may click here to subscribe to the listings. Or, for more detailed information to help your search, please select the category to the left that best describes you.