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Front Desk: (510) 642-9703
The Resident Directors' offices: La Loma (Building One), Hillside (Administrative Building)


2700 Hearst Avenue
La Loma and Hillside Halls

Unit Description
Foothill is a beautiful housing complex located at the top of Hearst Avenue hill on the northeast side of campus. The rooms are laid out in singles, doubles, and triples in suites.

Unique Features


For more detailed housing information, please visit the Living at Cal website.

History of Foothill

Construction on Foothill was completed in 1990. The original plans for the Foothill housing complex called for the demolition of Bowles Hall, but student opposition resulted in Bowles' addition to the National Register of Historic Places (#89000195).

Prior to starting construction of Foothill, there was a great deal of controversy over building in that area. Close proximity to the Hayward fault was cited as a primary concern and construction on the 'hillside' was delayed for a year while seismic studies were done.