aerial view of clark kerr campus, UC Berkeley

Rental Housing Assistance

We offer assistance in locating rental housing. Our rental housing consultant will provide you with an orientation to the local communities and assist you in identifying listings that might work for you. Please email Becky White beckywhite@berkeley.edu to set up a time for a Skype chat or a phone conference. Becky knows many local properties managers, and can guide you through the process of finding the right place for you. 

In addition, there are a small number of University-operated faculty apartments for rent at the Clark Kerr campus, approximately 1/4 mile southeast of the main campus. Becky can let you know if an apartment is available that meets your needs. These apartments are only offered to ladder-rank faculty at the time of their initial hire. Faculty can remain in one of these apartments for up to two years. The apartments are unfurnished, and the lease agreement is on a month-to-month basis. Regrettably, pets are not permitted in University housing.
 

Moving Information

UC Office of the President (UCOP) has agreements with a number of moving companies. Many of these companies handle national moves.

  • Olsen & Fielding Moving Serving: Agreement # UCIMP0200
  • Yellow Freight System Inc: Agreement #UCIMP0311
  • United Van Lines: Agreement #UCIMP0289
  • Stevens Global Logistics: Agreement #UCIMP0263
  • North American Van Lines: Agreement #UCIMP0195

Once you have chosen a vendor, the academic personnel manager in your department or school can assist you in using the online purchasing system called BearBuy to request direct payment to that vendor. If you search "moving services" on BearBuy, you can access the form you will need to complete called Moving Services: Household and Personal Effects.

The Controller's Office website provides detailed instructions for filling out the form, including a list of the expenses that the University will pay for, and a list of costs that are not reimbursable. 

In the event of issues related to the Agreements with the Moving Companies listed above, please contact the UCOP Commodity Manager, Lesley Clark (Lesley.Clark@ucop.edu or(510) 987-0472)

Welcome

Congratulations on your offer of a ladder-rank faculty position! Part of the decision to accept our offer certainly involves finding a comfortable and affordable place to live. We are available to assist with:

  • Arranging for realtor tours
  • Finding rental housing
  • Managing your move

SF Bay Area

The SF Bay Area has much to offer. You will find a plethora of cultures, cuisines, and activities. Whether you are single or raising a family, you can select a nice place to live from a diversity of communities. 

Descriptions of Berkeley neighborhoods and surrounding areas

General information on the San Francsico Bay Area

Realtor Tours

We are happy to arrange for a tour with a realtor so that you can learn more about local neighborhoods and visit homes that are currently for sale. Please email Becky White at beckywhite@berkeley.edu to arrange for a tour.

Market data for local housing