University House & Events


Completed in 1911 for Benjamin Ide Wheeler, University House is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the official residence of UC Berkeley's chancellor (though current Chancellor Carol Christ is living at her home near campus) and serves as a campus reception and ceremonial center for events which are hosted by the Chancellor. The two and one-half acre site on which University House sits includes a formal rose garden, greenhouse and cutting garden.


Over 80 events are held at University House each year and range from small lunches to garden receptions for up to 300 guests. The most eminent visitors to campus, including heads of state and foreign dignitaries, are received at University House. The office of External Relations works closely with the Chancellor and her office, as appropriate, in the execution of events at University House.

Requests by campus departments to hold Chancellor-hosted events at University House should be directed to the Office of the Chancellor. Events are held at the discretion of the Chancellor and departments are normally responsible for the cost of the event.


Mailing Address:
200 California Hall, MC #1500
Berkeley, CA 94720-1500