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House Isolation/Quarantine Policies: Fall 2022

Dear students,

While we are hopeful that we are beyond the most disruptive period of the pandemic, we have specific COVID-19 isolation and quarantine housing policies for the upcoming school year to help our community respond to surges of the virus.

This academic year, residents of UC Berkeley campus housing who are in need of isolation or quarantine will be housed in nearby off-campus spaces (which could include hotels). We will provide those residents with transportation to and from the space, meals, and other basic needs at no extra cost to the student. (Please note that this policy does not apply to those living  in graduate student apartments or University Village family student housing, who may isolate or quarantine in their apartment.) In the event that we exceed the capacity of available local partners, we may also need to require students to isolate-in-place. In other words, a student may be instructed to stay in their residence hall or apartment room. In such an event, we may move potentially at-risk roommate(s) to another location.

This policy differs from our policy during the 2021-22 school year, when UC Berkeley operated a dedicated isolation or quarantine housing area. With our campus-wide vaccination policy and evolving public health situation, we are using all residence hall rooms for student housing and are using off campus locations for isolation/quarantine.

If you wish to cancel your Academic Year 2022-23 Cal Housing contract without financial penalty, you must do so by Monday, June 13, 2022. To submit your cancellation request:

  • Please go to and log in with your CalNetID.
  • Locate the “Online Forms” link in the top left, and select the “Cancellation Form.”
  • Follow the prompts there to select 2022-23 term
  • Select COVID-19 as your cancellation reason
  • Submit your cancellation request form to our office
  • Email if you have questions or need more information on this process.

We are looking forward to you joining us in August, and we are committed to supporting you and reducing virus transmission throughout our campus housing. For more information on our policies, please visit our COVID-19 page. If you have any questions or concerns, please email


Dana Bache, Ed.M.
Director, Cal Housing Administration

Anna Harte, MD
Medical Director