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Application Process

The first part of the application collects basic demographic and background details as well as key attributes needed to facilitate room/roommate placement decisions to be made over the summer. This information will not be used to evaluate an applicant's qualification for admission; we support the Fair Housing Act as amended, prohibiting discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status.


This noted, because BHRC seeks students who are enthusiastic about our model and want to actively participate in it, we have the second part of our application where we ask you to submit responses to a series of key questions that will help get to know you better and get a deep understanding why you want to live in Bowles Hall.

In addition to these two sections, applicants are afforded the optional opportunity to upload additional information you'd like us to consider (resume, video, audio files, etc.).

Upon submission, the application then goes to members of our Selection Committee, a group composed of current Bowles Hall students. Having access only to essay answers, each committee member individually assesses student responses and scores each applicant based on a pre-determined scale. These ratings are then averaged to establish Accepted or Waitlist status for each application period. Notifications are sent via email to the applicant.

We thank you for your interest and we look forward to reviewing your application.

Incoming Freshmen Class
Incoming Freshman Student Application Opens: March 28, 2022
Incoming Freshman Student Application Closes: May 1, 2022 at 11:59PM
Incoming Freshman Acceptance Notices to be sent by: May 16, 2022 

Incoming Transfer Students
Incoming Transfer Student Application Opens: April 25, 2022
Incoming Transfer Student Application Closes: May 8, 2022 at 11:59PM

Incoming Transfer Acceptance Notices to be sent by: May 23, 2022

Continuing Berkeley Students
Continuing Student Application Opens: February 9, 2022
Continuing Student Application Closes: March 2, 2022 at 11:59PM
Continuing Student Acceptance Notices to be sent by: March 9, 2022

Summer Residents
There will be limited 2022 summer housing availability at Bowles Hall due to a large summer conference occupying the building for the majority of the summer. For more information, please continue to monitor this site, or contact us using the form in the "Contact" page.

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