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Helen Diller Anchor House (opening Fall 2024)

  • Helen Diller Anchor House
    Helen Diller Anchor House is located in a prime gateway location across the street from the western edge of campus at the corner of University Avenue and Oxford Way. (Rendering)

1950 Oxford Street | Rates

We are pleased to announce the grand opening in Fall 2024 of Helen Diller Anchor House, offering UC Berkeley transfer students a transformational design that reimagines the student residential experience in a prime gateway location across the street from the western edge of campus. A hub of connection and belonging for transfer students, Anchor House will offer residents multiple community spaces and community resources.

Each fully-furnished apartment features single bedrooms, large openable windows that provide abundant natural light and air, a full kitchen with appliances, central air conditioning and in-unit washer and dryer. A certified LEED Gold building, Anchor House will incorporate environmentally friendly design elements as well as amenities fostering health and wellness, including an indoor-outdoor fitness center, yoga studio, meditation rooms, and multiple outdoor spaces. Additional details of the building’s design and construction can be found on the Capital Strategies website and with Prometheus Real Estate Group.


  • Fully-furnished apartments with single bedrooms
  • 244 apartments with 772 individual bedrooms
    • 47 studio apartments
    • 30 two-bedroom one-bath apartments
    • 3 three-bedroom two-bath apartments
    • 164 four-bedroom two-bath apartments
  • Extensive community spaces and resources, including 8,600 square foot fitness center, spacious lounges and meeting rooms, community room with kitchen, outdoor courtyards and terrace patios
  • Academic year contracts, inclusive of winter break; option for summer housing contract if desired
  • Proceeds from Anchor House’s net operating revenue will fund annual scholarships for Pell Grant-eligible students, selected on the basis of academic and personal achievement.

Who’s Eligible to Apply?

Undergraduate transfer students: Newly-admitted transfer students as well as current transfer students who initially entered UC Berkeley as a transfer student in 2023-24.

Fully Furnished Apartments

Each apartment includes:

  • Furnished living room including dining table and chairs, sofa, armchair, nesting coffee tables
  • Furnished single bedrooms including bedframe and mattress, nightstand, 3-compartment wardrobe armoire, shelving, desk chair, window shade and built-in study desk situated in front of openable windows for access to natural light and air
  • Full kitchens with major appliances including refrigerator, 4-burner electric stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, large compartment sink with disposal, upper and lower cabinets
  • In-unit washer and dryer
  • Central air conditioning and heating
  • Wood plank flooring throughout
  • Large windows with shades for daylight and privacy control
  • 10-foot high ceilings in living areas

Building Amenities

Residents of the building will have access to the following amenities:

  • Large lounges and meeting rooms for study and social activities; meditation or study room on each floor
  • 8,600 square foot indoor/outdoor fitness center and yoga studio
  • Ample outdoor spaces: a central landscaped courtyard, multiple terraces and balconies with views of campus and San Francisco Bay
  • Electronic cardkey access to building, elevators, apartment and bedroom
  • High speed WiFi throughout building
  • Utilities included: electricity, water, garbage, recycling, and compost
  • Professional live-in staff available 24/7
  • Secure indoor bicycle storage
  • The Pantry off the central courtyard provides space where groups can prepare and share meals
  • Rooftop vegetable garden
  • Maker’s Space run by the Berkeley Art Studio with classes for students and the community
  • Transfer Student Center satellite offices
  • 11,000 square feet of ground floor retail, including Cal Store, Café De Casa, and Palmetto Superfoods.

Virtual 360° Apartment Tour

A 4-bedroom, 2-bath apartment in Helen Diller Anchor House


Anchor House Floor Plans