The Asian Pacific American Theme House Program provides a network for students to explore Asian Pacific American history, culture, and contemporary issues. A live-in Theme Program Assistant provides resources and support for residents' social and academic needs. Our academic seminar brings together students and faculty, community leaders, activists, and entertainers to discuss a variety of topics. Through social and academic activities, we gain leadership skills, form a close-knit community, and have fun.
Seminar and events
The fall seminar is a 2-unit pass/no pass class that meets once a week in the evening in the residence hall. You can review a sample course syllabus to get an idea about the coursework and expectations. If you’re admitted to APATH, you will be given more information about how to enroll in the class.
Events include a wide variety of interaction with faculty and staff, as well as community activities. APATH takes a retreat in the fall, participates in Cal Day, celebrates Lunar New Year, conducts high school outreach, and much more.
The living space
Eventhough it's called a "Theme House," APATH residents actually live together in Cunningham Hall in Unit 2, which is situated on the South edge of campus a few blocks away from the bustle of Telegraph Avenue.
You can take a virtual tour of sample furnished rooms in Unit 2 (click on the 3D Room Tour on the right). Each room has in-room network connections and basic cable, and Cunningham Hall has laundry facilities, vending machines, and live-in staff. All residents have 1-2 roommates and take meals at Crossroads Dining Commons. Students also have access to a great Academic Services Center in Unit 2 which offers tutoring, peer advising, copy and fax services, and computers and printers.
How to apply
Asian Pacific Americans and students interested in exploring Asian Pacific American community issues are encouraged to apply. You must complete the UC Berkeley housing application by the deadline. On the online application Theme Program page, select APATH from the drop-down menu; at a prompt, you'll also be asked to write a short essay. The housing contract you receive will indicate if you have been selected to the Theme Program.
If you have additional questions that are not answered here, you can call 510/642-3213.