Following the earning of its place on The National Register of Historic Places in 1989, the renovation of Bowles Hall was no simple task. Comprehensive renovation began in June 2015 and lasted 14 months. Virtually every inch of the Hall was addressed, resulting in an unparalleled living environment suitable for the 21st century student.


Amenities include:

  • 42 single and 73 double rooms (no triples or quads), each with attached bathroom

  • On-site food service for all meals, including evening study break

  • On-site historic library, plus 7 study rooms with white boards and supplies to support individual or small group work

  • Large, comfortable lounge with grand piano and 150" theater with surround sound

  • Speakers throughout all common spaces controlled by iPads with Spotify

  • Ubiquitous high-speed wifi and cable TV

  • Large game room with billiards, ping-pong, and other games

  • New washers, dryers, and printers spread throughout the building

  • Noise-reducing walls and floor coverings

  • Seismic retrofitting and extensive security exceeding current standards

  • ADA compliance

For a full video tour of Bowles Hall, please click here.

Founded in 1929, Bowles Hall is the only residential college at UC Berkeley. After extensive renovations in 2016, it now offers the premier co-ed four-year housing experience for Berkeley students.

Bowles Hall Residential College

1928 Stadium Rim Way

Berkeley, CA 94720

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