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Our living/learning community helps move students from survive to thrive.

Photo of David A. Surratt, Ed.D, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Residential and Student Service Programs

David A. Surratt, Ed.D


Residential and Student Service Programs is the front door for Berkeley’s residential students. We are tremendously privileged to provide a quality and positive transition experience for the ninety percent of first-year students who live on campus. 

We do this by providing a welcoming environment that promotes a strong sense of belonging, supportive academic programs, and a comfortable and safe community experience. Collectively, these features help to ensure a high level of retention among our students. As an auxiliary operation, we also contribute substantially to other supportive student programs across Student Affairs and campus that engage students on a path of life-long connection to Berkeley.

Our living/learning community helps students make the most out of UC Berkeley’s world-class education and campus experience.