Move-In Week 2023 is August 15 and 16

To our UC Berkeley Permit Holders:

The Golden Bear Experience 2023 is rapidly approaching for our incoming freshmen and transfer students on August 17th-21st.

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.

Move-in Day 2023

Our Primary Move-In Days are scheduled for Tuesday, August 15th – Wednesday, August 16th

This means roughly 8,600+ incoming undergraduates and their families will drive to residence halls, unload their belongings, all within a ten–hour time frame

To ease the congestion on August 15th – 16th, 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

On Tuesday, August 15th – Wednesday, August 16th, 8:30AM – 6:00PM 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:

Tuesday, August 15th, 8:30am - 6:00pm

  •  Clark Kerr Campus Northwest Lot
  •  Clark Kerr Campus Southwest Lot
  •  Clark Kerr Campus Horseshoe
  •  Ellsworth Structure
  •  Underhill Garage
  •  Bancroft Structure
  •  Lower Sproul Garage
  •  RSF Garage (75 spaces only)
  • Foothill Lot
  • Upper Hearst Levels 3&4

Wednesday, August 16th, 8:30am – 6:00pm

  • Bancroft Structure
  • RSF Garage (75 spaces only)
  • Ellsworth Structure
  • Underhill Garage
  • Upper Hearst Levels 3&4
  • Foothill Lot

Alternate Parking Areas for UC Permit Holders

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):

o   RSF Garage (Except for the 75 spaces for Move-In)

o   Bancroft/Fulton East - C and F Permits

o   Bancroft/Fulton West - C and F Permits

o   Banway - C and F Permits

o   Frank Schlessinger Way - C and M Permits

o   Dwinelle Lot - C Permits Only

o   Wellman Court - C Permit Only

o   Genetics Garage - C and F Permits

o   Lower Hearst Stc. Level 1 & 2 - C, F, and CP; Levels 3 & 4: C, F, and S.

o   Upper Hearst Stc. Levels 1: C Permits Only; Level 2: C, F, and M Permits

o   Berkeley Law Lot - C Permits Only

o   Bowles Lot - C and F Permits

o   Witter Lot

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