Quiz: Which UC Berkeley residence hall should you live in?

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Were you one of those teenagers who had fantasies of how awesome residence hall life would be — how great it would be to live with your friends and have a sleepover every night? Well, here you are! College is finally happening and you’re ready to jump into everything the residence hall life has to offer. UC Berkeley offers five locations for on-campus housing: Foothill and Stern, Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3 and Clark Kerr. Curious to find out which place is perfect for you? Take this quiz to find out!

  1. What do you most love eating?
    1. EVERYTHING!
    2. Foods from all over the world
    3. Sometimes pizza, sometimes pho … always cereal
    4. Anything — but from a small, refined selection
    5. Fast food from cute little restaurants
  2. What is your ideal living environment?
    1. The loud hub of most social activities
    2. A place with lots and lots of space
    3. Anywhere close so that I can go to the gym regularly — but still centrally located
    4. Quiet, serene, calm
    5. Social, but not so close to campus that I still feel like I’m in school
  3. How often do you meet up with friends?
    1. Meet up? I basically live with them
    2. Just to work out — which is always
    3. When I’m feeling in the mood for food
    4. Basically never — I would rather study
    5. A healthy amount — not all the time, not never
  4. What do you want to see when you look out the window?
    1. Drunk people stumbling
    2. No one — nice, picturesque scenery instead
    3. People working out
    4. I don’t like looking out windows — but if I had to, I would want to see campus
    5. Plenty of homeless people
  5. What would you want to be near?
    1. People, food and everything else important
    2. Softball fields, a pool and the parties
    3. Food, Sproul Plaza and Downtown Berkeley
    4. Nothing — noise is so horrible
    5. A place to kick back and relax
  6. What do you think your major will be?
    1. No idea! #Undeclared #uncertain #whatamIdoingwithmylife
    2. I’ve mostly been focused on what my weekly workout schedule will be, actually …
    3. Something practical and popular that I can study with friends!
    4. A subfield of engineering or computer science for sure
    5. I’m mostly concerned with what I’ll be stress-eating during dark times
  7. Choose an animal.
    1. Butterfly
    2. Leopard
    3. Chipmunk
    4. Cat
    5. Sloth
  8. Choose a color.
    1. All of them!
    2. Brick-red
    3. Tan
    4. An oaky brown
    5. Orange
    1. You should live in Unit 1! One of the closest residence halls to campus on Southside, Unit 1 is a collection of six residence hall buildings that have mostly doubles and triples, with a majority of coed floors, although some are single-sex, so you can get whatever you want from it. Because it is located conveniently near Durant Food Court — commonly known as Asian Ghetto — fraternities and Crossroads, you will never get bored here. Always bustling with friends, this is the perfect place for you social butterflies out there.
    2. Clark KerrClark Kerr is the campus for you! This on-campus housing is located a little further from campus than the other buildings are, but the smaller residence hall area means that residents become very close, and the rooms are the biggest. Home to most athletes, it is complete with its own softball field, swimming pool and spacious areas. In this quiet, serene location, you will never cease to have a great, relaxing time lounging around, socializing or exercising.
    3. Unit 3 is where you should be! It is located right next to the RSF — the Recreational Sports Facility, UC Berkeley’s gym — so your view of the water polo players will always be complete. You’re right next to campus and Telegraph Avenue and are the closest to Downtown Berkeley, where the BART station is. If you ever want frozen yogurt, Asian food or pizza, everything is just a moment away — not to mention Cafe 3, the expansive dining hall conveniently located downstairs.
    4. foothill_ahartYou’ve got Foothill and Stern! Foothill is an isolated, quiet and beautiful residence hall unit that is especially close to the engineering buildings. With great food — arguably the best dining commons on campus — and an amazing view, Foothill is the perfect place to get your study on, enjoy the beautiful view of UC Berkeley’s campus and live in a cabin-like area. Stern is the all-girls residence hall right next to it that shares Foothill’s dining hall.
    5. You’ve found your calling: Unit 2! Just a bit further south than Unit 1, Unit 2 is also in a central location, housing doubles, triples and mini-suites. Unit 2 is still close to campus, food, Greek life and bus stops to take you anywhere in the Bay Area with your magical bus sticker. With people always nearby and relaxation only a short walk away, Unit 2 is your future home.

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