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Move-In Parking & Directions

This page was last updated August 11, 2023.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for Move-In! For new incoming freshmen and transfer students, Move-In takes place on August 15 and August 16. For continuing students, Move-In takes place on August 20.

Please review the instructions on this page for details on parking and directions.

Be Prepared to Show Your Move-In Time Slot on Mobile Device: Be ready to show your Move-In Time Slot confirmation (found in the Housing portal) when you’re in your car on the way to your housing unit. Some streets will be restricted to only students moving in, so you may be asked to show proof that you’re attending Move-In in order to access certain streets. You’ll also need your Move-In Time Slot confirmation upon check-in.

Unloading zones: Each location will have a designated loading zone where you will be able to temporarily park for unloading during your time slot. Once you are done unloading, you will need to move your vehicle. You may park for a maximum of 20 minutes at all unloading zones, except Foothill, where you may park in the unloading zone for up to 40 minutes.

Free Two-Hour Move-in Parking on Aug 15-16: After unloading your car, it is recommended that you move your car to a university parking lot; please see list of UC lots below that you may use for two hours at no cost on August 15-16 only. Street parking is also available, but it is metered or has time limits. Plan ahead and review directions and maps prior to arriving. Please be prepared for weekday traffic and additional traffic in and around campus related to Move In.

Move-In Maps

General Campus Move-In Map

Below you’ll find a custom map for each housing unit. The map includes the location of your unit’s Check-in area, unloading zone, and longer-term parking options.

Residence Halls


Parking Lots With Free Move-In Parking on Aug. 15-16

After you unload your belongings in the unloading zone, please move your car in order to make space for other students moving in. You and/or your Move-In helpers may park at any of the University-owned lots below for two hours at no cost on Move-In days. Please note that UC Berkeley Permit Holders may NOT park at these locations at these times; check the Parking & Transportation Move-In page for details for permit holders.

Below is a list of residence halls and the closest UC parking lots where you can park free for two hours on August 15-16 only:

Longer-Term Parking

After your two-hour free parking period, you will need to move your car.  Metered street parking is also available in many locations. Below are a few available parking garages.

City of Berkeley Public Garages

Check signage and follow instructions to pay for parking.