Community Organizations

The Village Resident Association (VRA) is a funding and advocacy association for University Village residents. VRA holds monthly meetings to discuss issues of importance to residents and student families, funds community workshops and events, and communicates with the University to try to achieve family-friendly policies. All Village residents, including students, spouses, and partners are invited to participate in VRA by attending meetings, helping to plan events, joining committees, and speaking out on important issues in addition to making friends within your new community. New website for VRA will be coming soon.  In the mean time, email for any questions.  

Our Community Garden has long provided Village residents with a way to work together in growing nutritious food, beautiful flowers, and happy friendships. Take a virtual photo tour of the Community Garden and see if gardening looks like something that would interest you and your family! Spacious garden plots are available to all Village residents for a very reasonable maintenance fee.

Nature Village: Sustainable Family Living at UC Berkeley is a multidisciplinary group integrated by University Village residents, UC Berkeley students, staff, campus sustainability groups, and volunteers that work together with the overarching goal of promoting sustainable living practices at the University Village. We are working on Energy Saving, Water Conservation, Waste Management (recycle, compost, reuse, and E-waste), Education and Outreach.