Move-In Week 2021 is August 16th -18th

To our UC Berkeley Permit Holders:

The Golden Bear Experience 2021 is rapidly approaching for our incoming freshmen and transfer students with move-in from on August 16th – 18th and Golden Bear Orientation from August 19th – 23rd.

As they are preparing for their transition to campus, we want to give you more information about how Move-In Day and the Golden Bear Orientation will affect you and our community.

UC Permit Holders Alternate Parking Areas

Due to the heavy congestion and traffic around the residence halls, and the limited parking available, we strongly recommend UC permit holders to park at the following alternate parking facilities and campus lots, (first come first serve basis):

  • RSF Garage
  • Bancroft Structure - C and F Permits
  • Bancroft/Fulton East - C and F Permits
  • Bancroft/Fulton West - C and F Permits
  • Banway - C and F Permits
  • Frank Schlessinger Way - C and M Permits
  • Dwinelle Lot - C Permits Only
  • Wellman Court - C Permit Only
  • Genetics Garage - C and F Permits
  • Lower Hearst Stc. Level 1 - C, F, and CP; Level 2: C and F; Levels 3 & 4: C, F, and S.
  • Upper Hearst Stc. Levels 1: C Permits Only; Level 2: C, F, and M Permits, Levels 3 & 4: C & F
  • Ridge Lot - C and F Permits
  • Berkeley Law Lot - C Permits Only
  • Bowles Lot - C and F Permits

Our Primary Move-In Days are scheduled for Monday, August 16th – Wednesday, August 18th

This means roughly 6,800 incoming undergraduates and their families will drive to residence halls and, unload their belongings, all within an 8 hour time frame.

To ease the congestion on August 16th – 18th, campus leadership asks department chairs, managers, and supervisors to do the following:

  • Review their businesses for that day and offer staff alternatives to travelling to campus if possible, such as telecommuting or taking a vacation day.
  • Consider planning meetings, retreats, and other activities off site that day.

If you need to be on campus on these days, please note the following:

  • Bike, walk, or take public transit, if possible. Find effective routes (or carpool partners) through our Berkeley Moves! Website (link is external) (CalNet ID required).
  • Campus parking will be extremely limited in most cases. See below for details regarding allowed lots, prohibited lots, and alternative locations.
  • If you must drive to campus, factor in additional traffic congestion and commuting time (for example, thirty additional minutes each way) and be prepared to park in alternative lots listed below:

UC Controlled Lots for Move-In Day

On Monday, August 16th – Wednesday, August 18th, 8:00AM – 7:00PM the following parking locations will be reserved for Cal Move-In undergraduates.

UC Berkeley Permit Holders may NOT park at these locations on the following dates:

Monday, August 16th, 8:00am - 7:00pm

  •  South Extension Lot (corner of Bancroft/Fulton St.)
  •  Clark Kerr Campus Northwest Lot
  •  Clark Kerr Campus Southwest Lot
  •  Clark Kerr Campus Horseshoe
  •  Ellsworth Structure
  •  Underhill Garage
  • Witter Lot

Tuesday, August 17th, 8:00am – 7:00pm

  • South Extension Lot (corner of Bancroft/Fulton St.)
  • Ellsworth Structure
  • Underhill Garage
  • Witter Lot

Wednesday, August 18th, 8:00am – 7:00pm

  • South Extension Lot (corner of Bancroft/Fulton St.)
  • Ellsworth Structure
  • Underhill Garage
  • Foothill Lot
  • Witter Lot
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