Parking | Public Transportation | Accommodations


 The Center for Studies in Higher Education offices are located on the 7th floor of Evans Hall situated in the northeast quadrant of Berkeley's scenic hillside campus. The nearest road access is the East Gate on Gayley Road.

Directions to the Berkeley campus by car

From Northbound Highway 101 (San Francisco/Daly City)

  • Follow 101 North to 80 East, San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
  • After the Bay Bridge, Exit to I-80 East (Berkeley/Sacramento)
  • Exit on University Avenue
  • Continue East on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to the the campus West Gate.

From Westbound Highway 24 (Contra Costa County)

  • Take 24 through the Caldecott Tunnel to Highway 13 Berkeley exit
  • Continue on 13, Hwy 13 becomes Ashby Avenue near the Claremont Hotel
  • Turn right at Shattuck Avenue
  • Turn right at University Avenue and continue east one block to the campus West Gate.

From Westbound Highway 13

  • Highway 13 becomes Tunnel Road
  • Continue on Tunnel Road
  • Tunnel Road becomes Ashby Avenue near the Claremont Hotel
  • Turn right at Shattuck Avenue
  • Turn right at University Avenue and continue east one block to the campus West Gate.

From I-80 East or West

  • Exit University Avenue
  • Continue east on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to the campus West Gate.

From Westbound I-580

  • Exit I-80 East (to Berkeley, Sacramento)
  • Exit at University Avenue
  • Continue east on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to the campus West Gate.

From North I-880 (San Jose; Hayward; Oakland Airport)

  • Exit to 980
  • Exit 580 West (to San Francisco)
  • Exit 80 East (to Berkeley)
  • Exit at University Avenue
  • Continue east on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to the campus West Gate.

Directions to the Berkeley campus from the Oakland Airport

Public Transportation

  • At the airport take the AirBart Shuttle to the Oakland Coliseum BART station
  • Board a Richmond-bound BART train and get off at the Berkeley Station
  • Exit the Berkeley station at Center Street
  • Walk east on Center Street for 1 block to the West Circle campus entrance

Airport Shuttles
Various door-to-door airport shuttles take passengers directly to the Berkeley campus. These shuttles stop in a waiting area outside Terminal One (Southwest Airlines). Reservations are not needed for travel from the airport to Berkeley, but are recommended for those traveling from campus back to the airport.

Bayporter Express: (510) 864-4000
City Express: (510) 638-8830




Although you can drive past the building near the Mining Circle, there is no parking directly adjacent, and very little on-campus parking nearby. The closest visitor parking is on Hearst Avenue. If you must park nearby or make a delivery by car to the Center, call our office in advance and we will make arrangements.

If a campus visitor parking permit has been arranged for you, you will be asked to pick it up at either West Gate orEast Gateshown on the map. The staff at the gate kiosk will direct you to a nearby parking structure.

Public Parking

Public parking near campus is available to those without campus parking permits at the following locations:

City of Berkeley Center Street Garage
2025 Center Street between Shattuck and Milvia Street.

City of Berkeley Sather Gate Garage
Located on Durant between Dana and Telegraph (southside of campus). Enter from Channing Way or Durant Ave.

University of California Student Union Garage
Located on Bancroft just west of Telegraph.

Bancroft Garage
2558 Bancroft Way, 1 block east of Telegraph Avenue.

City of Berkeley parking lot at Oxford Street, Allston Way, and Kittredge. Enter from Kittredge.

Street Parking
Metered and strictly enforced



Public Transportation

For more public transit information, visit the Bay Area Transit Information service online or at (510) 817-1717.

Bay Area Rapid Transit
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Trains operate from Fremont, Richmond, Bay Point/Concord and San Francisco/Daly City. A map indicating the route and stops for each train line is located at each station. The Berkeley BART station is just 1-1/2 blocks west of the Berkeley Campus.
(510) 465-2278

AC Transit
AC Transit bus service provides transportation for commuters to and from San Francisco and throughout Alameda and Western Contra Costa County. The AC bus lines coming near the campus area are: 7, 8, 9, 15, 40, 40L, 43, 51, 64, 65, 67, and F. For additional lines and information contact AC Transit at (510) 839-2882.

San Francisco buses
(415) 673-6864

A shuttle service from the Oakland airport to the Coliseum/Airport BART station
(510) 562-7700

Commuter train service from San Francisco and San Jose
(415) 557-8661
(800) 558-8661

UC Berkeley Campus Shuttles (Monday - Friday)
Lines P, C, and R run from the Downtown Berkeley BART station to the campus' Hearst Mining Circle, a short walk from the Center. Fare: $1.00 
(510) 642-5149



Accommodations - Recommended Hotels

Hotel Durant
2600 Durant Avenue 
Berkeley, CA 94704 
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The Durant has become a tradition for generations of Alumni, faculty and event planners since 1928. Styled with a unique blend of classic Spanish Mediterranean architecture and modern conveniences, newly renovated in 2008, steps away from the U.C. Berkeley campus, the Hotel Durant offers 143 comfortably-appointed guestrooms with modern conveniences.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way 
Berkeley, CA 94704 
(510) 845-7300 
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Located two blocks from the University of California - Berkeley campus, the landmark Hotel Shattuck Plaza has returned to Downtown Berkeley after an extensive multi-million dollar renovation. The city's oldest hotel has become the San Francisco Bay Area's newest boutique hotel. Welcome to the Hotel Shattuck Plaza...History Reinvented.

Discount available online only:
UC Conference Special Rate: 17% off of best available rate when available. (Currently around $200 and up. Book early to get the best discounted rate confirmed). Cancel Policy: 24 hours prior to arrival. 

Book Online: Go to, enter the dates, click "Book Now", click on "Corporate Rates" and enter the code: uofc10.

Bancroft Hotel 
2680 Bancroft Way 
Berkeley, CA 94704 
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With 1920's charm, this National Landmark is located directly across the street from UC Berkeley. There are 22 serene guest rooms, many with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay and most with one queen-sized bed. Continental breakfast and wireless internet are included with the room. This eco-friendly boutique hotel is a short walk to Caffe Strada, Adagia Restaurant, Cal Performances, Berkeley Art Museum, Boalt School of Law, Haas School of Business, The Campanile, Memorial Stadium, and the Greek Theatre.

The Faculty Club
2222 Piedmont Ave 
Berkeley, California 94720 
(510) 540-5678 
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The University is fortunate in having at The Faculty Club, hotel facilities right in the heart of the central Berkeley campus. The Club offers 23 hotel rooms for you and your out of town guests at highly competitive prices. Daily or long term accommodations are available.

Room stays include complimentary continental breakfast. All rooms are equipped with telephones, and televisions with satellite dish. Complimentary wireless and LAN internet access is also available.

Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center
200 Marina Blvd. 
Berkeley, CA 94710 
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A world class, full service hotel, the Berkeley Marina Doubletree Hotel overlooks San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Located just 15 minutes (by bus) from UC Berkeley campus, 378 guest rooms include private balconies or patios with Berkeley Hills, Courtyard, or Marina views, high-speed Internet access, and are 100% non-smoking. On-site hotel amenities include an indoor family pool and spa, indoor lap pool, well-equipped fitness center, and sauna. Enjoy the finest in California cuisine at the on-site waterfront restaurant, Bay Grille, or relax with your favorite beverages and tranquil views in the Bay Lounge.

The Claremont Resort and Spa
41 Tunnel Road Berkeley, CA 94705 
800-551-7266, ext. 1 
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Conceived as an English estate, the grounds of The Claremont Resort & Spa were selected for their astonishing views of San Francisco, California and San Francisco Bay. Two families, countless guests and one world-class resort have called this idyllic location home, the latter for nearly a century.

Since its debut in 1915, The Claremont Resort & Spa has served as a haven of sophistication, elegance and luxury high in the Berkeley Hills. Its award-winning cuisine, live entertainment and stately accommodations have drawn admirers from across the bay and the globe. Today, The Claremont Resort & Spa continues to treat visitors to an atmosphere of refinement found no place else.

Center for Studies in Higher Education
University of California, Berkeley
771 Evans Hall #4650
Berkeley CA 94720-4650

Phone: (510) 642-7703
Fax: (510) 643-6845

Evans Hall

More Information

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