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 29, 2021
Incoming Freshman Student Application Closes: May 2, 2021 at 11:59PM
Incoming Freshman Acceptance Notices to be sent by: May 17, 2021 

Incoming Transfer Students

Incoming Transfer Student Application Opens: April 26, 2021
Incoming Transfer Student Application Closes: May 9, 2021 at 11:59PM

Incoming Transfer Acceptance Notices to be sent by: May 24, 2021

Continuing Berkeley Students

Continuing Student Application Opens: February 10, 2021

Continuing Student Application Closes: February 24, 2021 at 11:59PM

Continuing Student Acceptance Notices to be sent by: March 3, 2021

Summer Residents

Availability of 2021 summer housing at Bowles Hall is still uncertain and will depend on the state of public health caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please continue to monitor this site, or contact us using the form in the "Contact" page.