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Room & Board Rates/Descriptions

Single Room

Single Rooms are furnished with a bed, a chest of drawers, a table or desk, a lamp and chair, an easy chair and a book case. See a Virtual Tour of a Premium Single.

Only graduate students, Post Doctorates and some Visiting Scholars, may live in single rooms.

 

 

Double Room

Double Rooms have two desks, chairs, bunk beds, a closet, dresser, and limited storage facilities. Each resident has space in a wardrobe or a closet. Most rooms are 9'; by 13'; or 3 x 4 meters. The majority of the rooms are regular singles (S2) and regular doubles (D1). Please refer to Room Rates below.

Each floor of International House has bathrooms and shower facilities that are shared by residents of that floor community. Resident rooms do not include private baths.

Room Rates

These rates for the 2014-2015 Academic Year include room and board and your I-House program membership. In addition to the room and board fees, a refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Room Type

2014-2015
Academic Year Rates

Regular Double (D1) -per person

$13,899

Large Double (D2) - per person

$15,006

Premium Double (D3) - per person

$15,990

Low Price Single (S1)

$15,006

Regular Single (S2)

$15,990

Premium Single (S3)

$18,081


D1 -- Regular Double room (shared with a roommate), approx. 9'x13' or 3x4 meters, with bunk beds.
D2 – Large Double, additional floor space allows beds to be on the floor rather than bunked.
D3 – Premium Double – same size and features as a Large Double but also has a partial bay view.
S1 -- Low-price singles are approx. 9'x13' or 3x4 meters. Price reduction is based on location in the House, generally due to proximity to a building-related source of noise such as a mechanical room or service elevator that creates occasional or low volume noise.
S2 -- Regular single, approx. 9'x13' or 3x4 meters.
S3 -- Same size as regular single but with a partial bay view.


Please note that there are very few Large and Premium Doubles and Low-Price Singles in the building and these are offered based on the date the completed application is submitted.

Floor Descriptions

All of our residential floors are comprised of a combination of undergraduates, graduate students and post-graduate scholars from different countries and a variety of academic disciplines. Our residential communities include shared bathrooms, small lounges and other resource spaces such as small study lounges and our resident computer lab.

Each floor develops its own unique community dynamic that varies somewhat from year-to-year.  Below are basic descriptions and specific features of each residential floor:

Floor Description

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The 3rd floor is coed and one of the larger floors with 141 residents.  It is also the home to several staff offices for the Berkeley International Office.   Our computer lab is also located here. The larger population on the 3rd floor makes for a more social environment. 

3rd floor
3rd Floor

The 4th floor is also coed and our most populated residential floor with 160 residents.   It features two small lounges.  Like the 3rd floor, the larger population makes for a very dynamic and social environment.

4th Floor

5th, 6th and 7th floors – These floors are also coed but have fewer residents; around 80 on each floor.  Each has a small lounge.  These upper floors tend to offer a slightly quieter environment and more close-knit community due to the smaller size.  The 6th floor is also home to our Historic Wing.  Single Rooms in this area feature beautifully restored, antique furnishings from the early days of International House.

5th Floor
5th Floor

6th Floor
6th Floor

7th Floor
7th Floor

The 8th floor is home to our Women’s Hall.  Many female residents prefer to reside in a single-sex community for personal, cultural, and religious reasons.  The 8th floor provides such a space to around 40 residents.  The 8th floor also features a small lounge space.

8th Floor
8th Floor

 

Meal Plans

Dining Variety

Meals are included in the Residence contract. Since the dining plan is an integral part of the I-House experience, we do not offer accommodation without board. Three meals are served each weekday, two meals on Saturdays and Sundays. On designated holidays, one meal is served. No meals are served on Thanksgiving Day nor during the Winter vacation period (four weeks). Vegetarian dishes are featured on a regular basis. While cooking in rooms is not permitted there is a resident kitchen available for individual or small group use.

The I-House Dining Room on the 2nd floor provides a variety of meal options, including vegetarian selections. Although not guaranteed, special diets can usually be accommodated within our facility. Residents can arrange a meeting with our dining staff to discuss any special dietary concerns or food allergies by emailing ihdining@berkeley.edu.

Please note that the I-House Dining Hall will undergo major renovations during the Spring Semester.  All meals during this period will be provided in an alternative location.

Residency and Academic Calendar

Key Dates for Academic Year 2014-2015:
August  21, 2014  - Fall Semester and housing begin (Move-in)
December 22, 2014 – Fall Semester ends
January 13, 2015 - Spring Semester (Move-in)
May 16, 2015 - Housing contract ends (Move-out)

 

If you need to arrive at I-House prior to the dates published above, please contact the Admissions Office for rates and availability.

I-House is open 365 days a year. We offer a contract for the entire academic year (mid-August to late May). Future residents interested in semester housing only should apply and contact the Admissions Office at ihres@berkeley.edu.