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Martinez Commons

2520 Channing Way | Interactive Campus Map | Rates

About the Complex

  • A modern, dynamic, environmentally sustainable building that includes both residence halls and apartments.

  • Location: Two blocks from campus in the urban heart of Berkeley, close to local cafes, restaurants, and shops.

  • Open during winter break: Martinez Commons is the only campus residence hall open during winter break; room rates are inclusive of occupancy during this period.

  • Room types: Double and triple rooms with all-gender community bathrooms; single-gender floors have single-gender community bathrooms.

  • Living learning community: The Transfer Living Learning Community

Who’s Eligible to Apply?

Undergraduates: continuing students and transfer students. (Priority is given to sophomores.)

Residence Hall Features

These services and amenities are included:

  • Berkeley Dining Blue Meal Plan (learn more about Meal Plans, with flexible upgrade plans and add-on flex dollar options)

  • Utilities: gas, electric, water, garbage, recycling, and compost

  • Furnishings: extra-long twin bed (triple rooms include a bunk bed & a lofted bed), desk, chair, dresser, mirror, and closet

  • Appliances in room: Microchill refrigerator and microwave combo unit (contracts include an Equipment Fee for its use; details can be found on the Rates page.)

  • High speed Wi-Fi, Xfinity streaming TV, and phone jack outlet

  • Professional live-in staff and 24/7 emergency response

  • Laundry center, mail services, and bike storage

  • On-site central fitness center and recreation room

  • Three tiers of secured entry and access for buildings

  • Academic Services Center with PC and Mac workstations, laser printers, and network connection as well as tutoring classrooms and quiet study room.

  • Large main lounge with big-screen TV, pool table and open-concept lounges in the lobby, plus study rooms on each residence hall floor and one social lounge on each residence hall floor

  • Shared kitchenette

  • Smoke-free environment (smoking only permitted outside in designated areas)

Room Layouts

Floor Plans & Layouts

Residence Hall Double Room …(click to see larger image)…

Martinez Commons - Double Room

Martinez Commons Business Office

Business hours: Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday; CLOSED.