The Haas School and UC Berkeley offer a number of resources to help ease your transition to the area. University housing services is a good place to search for basic information.
Monthly rents in Berkeley range from approximately $750 to $1,000 for a studio apartment, $850 to $1,400 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,200 and up for a two-bedroom apartment. A room in a shared apartment or house is usually the least expensive type of accommodation, averaging $500 to $800 per month
The University's Cal Rentals service offers counseling on all housing options, both on-campus as well as off-, and also provides a rental listing service for a small fee. Counseling sessions can help students weigh their housing options and customize an effective house-hunting plan if looking for off-campus rentals. Counselors can provide information on setting up utilities, commuting, school and childcare resources, rental safety issues, and more.
Graduate students are welcome to e-mail their housing questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, call (510) 642-3642, or come by the Residential and Student Services Building (RSSB) at 2610 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-2272.
University-sponsored housing includes family housing, university residence halls, and two apartment complexes which are reserved exclusively for graduate students.
The university offers a nationally accredited child care program on a space-available basis to children ages 3 months to 7 years old. At least one parent must be a registered UC Berkeley student. As space becomes available, enrollment is extended to families based on gross income.