Spectra Southside is a Living-Learning Environment, made Especially for Students!
We want your college student to be successful throughout their career at UC Berkeley. They need a good foundation and support to gain this success. At Spectra Southside, we want to help support our residents by providing all-inclusive utilities. Spectra meets every need that your student will have while in college so they can achieve what they came here for in an enjoyable atmosphere.
Individual leasing means peace of mind for you. Your financial responsibility is only for your student’s space unlike many apartments or rental houses where a joint lease is signed. If a roommate transfers to another school or moves out of Spectra Southside for any reason, you do not have to worry about having to cover their portion of rent. This is just another reason why Spectra is your student’s best housing option!
On-site Professional Staff
Our maintenance staff will respond to your student’s maintenance issues quickly and professionally. Spectra Southside will be setting up a 24/7 answering service in the near future to ensure all of our resident issues are met in a diligent and timely manner.
Affordable Floor Plans
Spectra Southside offers one bedroom units. Your student’s rent includes water, sewer, trash, along with cable and phone jacks in each room for easy installation!
If your student does not have a roommate in mind, we can find them one! Each roommate will fill out a Roommate Matching form so that we know what they are looking for in a roommate. During the summer, we spend weeks looking at these preferences and matching them up with the best person we can find!
Resident Events to Keep Students Involved
While the main focus of your student’s college career will be about graduating and getting a fulfilling job, they also need to have fun along the way. At Spectra Southside, your student will create life-long relationships and connections that will make them even more successful. Our great staff plans monthly resident events to get them involved. These events range from pizza parties to karaoke nights, from resume building classes to gaming tournaments, as well as many holiday events throughout the year. We will also keep our residents connected to events going on at UC Berkeley, along with events happening around town so they don’t miss anything!
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to have an individual lease?
Individual leasing means that each person is only responsible for their portion of the common areas and their bedroom. If your roommate ends up not coming back for the spring semester, you’re not responsible for their payment.
What is included in the rent?
Your rent includes: utilities (water, sewer, trash pickup) extended cable and phone jacks in each room and, an onsite washer & dryer for usage.
Do you have a roommate matching system?
Yes, we offer a roommate matching system. If you don’t have anyone in mind that you would like to live with, let us match you up with someone! There is a Roommate Matching Sheet that you will fill out to let us know more about what you’re looking for in a roommate. Then, we spend weeks in the summer figuring out the best match for you based on that information.
When is my rent due?
Rent is always due the 1st of the month. You can pay up front (due August 1), in semester installments (due August 1 and January 1), or in twelve installments (due August 1 and on the first of the month for the next 11 consecutive months).
How do I pay my rent?
Pay with a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check.
Pay with a credit card online through RentPayment.com. Service fee may apply.*
Have your financial institution automatically deduct rent from your bank account each month to send in payment.
Pay with check online using your resident portal free of charge!
What if I need to break my lease or don't return for the spring semester?
Spectra Southside’s lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at Spectra after signing your lease, you will need to re-let. Please call the leasing office for information on re-letting.
What if I need maintenance in my bedroom or apartment?
If you need maintenance, simply call our front desk for assistance!
How do I receive mail and packages?
Packages can only be picked up from the front desk agent. Packages are kept in a locked package room. We encourage residents to use the Amazon lockers on campus at the ASUC Student Union area.
How close are you to campus?
We are a 3 minute walk away from campus, or 600 ft away.
What do I need to bring to my new apartment?
We suggest that you bring:
Bedding for a twin-sized bed.
Decorations to make your new room feel like home!
What kinds of events do you have at 2338 Telegraph?
Spectra Southside has resident events that range from pizza parties to Taco Tuesdays. Not only is there free food at events, but it’s also a great way to meet people!
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