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18 June 2011

Unit 1 Front Desk

The Unit 1 Front Desk is located below the central plaza and is open daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.  The telephone number is (510) 642-3141 and should be used to relay messages and for after hours check-ins and assistance.  The Unit 1 Front Desk staff can assist you with lost keys, lockouts, transportation schedules, maps, directions, and advice on local attractions.


Our Conference Clerk staff are students who live on site and will check in each guest.  In addition, they will distribute room keys, meal cards and a welcome letter giving guests information about the site.  For late night check-ins or after-hours assistance, please call the front desk telephone number, (510) 642-3141, and your call will be forwarded to the Conference Clerk on duty.   The telephone number is posted outside of each residence hall building.

Please refer to your Contract for your group’s specific check-in location and time.


Please advise guests to close their room doors (doors

lock automatically) and return their keys to the Front Desk by 12:00 noon or the check-out time indicated on the Contract.  Lost keys and keys not returned upon check-out are subject to a replacement fee; $50.00 for regular rooms and $75.00 for suites.  Keys that are not returned will be billed to your program on the master bill.  Since the lock is changed shortly after a key is reported missing, the fee is not refundable if the original key is returned at a later date.


Guests staying for extended periods may receive incoming mail.  Mail is received and distributed at the Unit 1 Front Desk.  If you receive mail while you are attending a conference, a notice will be posted for you on the message  board.  Mail should be addressed as follows:

Participant’s Name

c/o Fulbright Gateway Orientation

Unit 1 Residence Halls

2650 Durant Avenue

Berkeley, CA  94720-2274

Stamped, outgoing mail may be placed in the U.S. mail slot located at the front desk.  Other mailing needs must be handled at the U.S. Post Office.


Laundry rooms equipped with coin-operated washers and dryers are located in most residence halls.  The locations of the laundry rooms are posted in the lobby near the main entrance to each building.

Self-Service Print and Email Station

A self-service print and email station located near the Front Desk will have several computer workstations, both Macintosh and Windows, with a full suite of Microsoft and Adobe productivity software. They also have full Internet access with popular web browsers, and users can print via high-quality networked black-and-white laser printers.

All print and email station services are provided free of charge to guests.  The print and email station is open daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, however, there is no support staff to assist guests with software and email problems.

Telephone Services

 You may receive telephone messages at the Front Desk.  Any messages you receive will be posted on the message board in the lobby.  Please check the board frequently if you are expecting messages.  Telephone service includes free campus and local calls.  Calls outside the local radius (12 miles) and long distance calls must be charged to calling cards or major credit cards.  Telephone dialing instructions are provided in each room and are available at the unit office.  The Front Desk does not sell calling cards, but are available in the Campus Bookstore and other local stores.

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