Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is the first introduction to the UC Berkeley campus for incoming students. As such, we ensure the maintenance of a safe and comfortable place for students to live; nourishment of their bodies, minds and hearts; and access to campus resources, including programs designed to nurture their children.
As a part of the Division of Student Affairs, RSSP provides an operationally effective and efficient array of services that provide our students a home away from home that is welcoming, comfortable, safe, and promotes a strong sense of belonging. As an auxiliary operation, we also substantially contribute to other supportive student programs across Student Affairs and campus that engage students on a path of lifelong connection to Berkeley.
Our living/learning community helps students make the most out of UC Berkeley’s world-class education and campus experience.
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RSSP provides high-quality, essential services to students, including housing, dining, and child care, which are fundamental to a holistic student experience. Each RSSP unit contributes to making our living/learning communities relevant, engaging, and active. As a campus auxiliary, we deliver operational excellence in service to UC Berkeley’s mission, while significantly contributing to University priorities.
Berkeley Dining operates a variety of locations, including Dining Commons, Campus Restaurants, Convenience Stores, and Catering. We strive to provide a service that is of good value and diversified to our student population. We also continue to develop our plant-forward menus, our employee and student engagement, and our strategic partnership with our vendors. Berkeley Dining supports the “Basic Needs Initiative” on campus through a comprehensive food donation program and two campus gardens.
Visit the Berkeley Dining website.
Cal Housing offers students a home at UC Berkeley, which is an important and exciting part of their college experience. Our residence halls and single-and family apartments offer convenience, academic support, a safe environment, staff, and programs to assist students in their development as students and leaders.
Visit the Cal Housing website.
The Summer Conference Housing office is responsible for selling residence hall bed spaces and dining services during the summer season. Our coordinators offer contracts to students attending Summer Sessions, first-year/transfer orientation programs, visiting scholars, and students doing internships in the Bay Area. We also coordinate with campus departments and external groups hosting residential conferences by offering meeting spaces, accommodations and dining packages to meet their needs.
Visit the Summer Conference Housing website.
Our Early Childhood Education Program supports and nurtures the healthy growth of UC Berkeley’s youngest Bears by enabling their student, faculty, and staff parents to focus on their important studies and work.
Visit the ECEP website.
The Cal 1 Card office provides essential identity and access management support services to the entire campus community, primarily via the production and issuance of UC Berkeley’s official campus photo identification Cal 1 Card to all eligible students, employees, and affiliates.
Visit the Cal 1 Card website.
The Housing Facilities team provides maintenance and improvements to infrastructure (mostly occupied 24/7) that meets University and state regulations, ensuring the safety and comfort of our residents and campus community. We also manage the response to major emergencies, such as power shutdowns that affect our facilities, to ensure the safety of our residents, staff, and guests. Units include:
Custodial Services maintains RSSP buildings, including residence halls, suites, and apartments; Early Childhood Education centers; and the central Residential & Student Services Building (RSSB). Custodial Services prides itself on ensuring a high quality of service by meeting all the disinfectant protocols to keep our students and customers safe. Our Custodial team also collects and moves items to appropriate locations for compost, recycling, and landfill.
The Maintenance, Trades, & Grounds unit is a multidisciplinary team responsible for overseeing and administering all aspects of facilities infrastructure, maintenance activities, and groundskeeping across the RSSP portfolio. Our team is responsible for providing a safe, clean, accessible and effective physical environment that minimizes hazards and risks to students, visitors, faculty, and staff.
Residential Operations: Residential Operations manages UC Berkeley’s residential student housing units, runs each unit’s Front Desk as a student-facing central hub for information and support, distributes mail and packages, and provides administrative and logistical support to workers across RSSP’s many departments