Dwinelle Hall

Built 1952. With more than 300,000 square feet of office and classroom space, an infuriating room-numbering system, and a layout often likened to a maze, Dwinelle is the second largest building on campus. It is named for John W. Dwinelle, a UC regent, state assemblyman, and author of the 1868 "Organic Act" establishing the University of California. In the center is Ishi Court, named in honor of a Native American "found" by anthropologist Alfred Kroeber near Oroville, CA, in 1911 and brought to live in the UC Berkeley Museum of Anthropology.

Because of its site on a hill, Dwinelle has ground-level entrances on four different floors, and the same "floor" may be on two different levels a few feet apart, thanks to the building's dual nature as classroom and office space with their differing height requirements.

Building Details

Floors: 8

Accessible entrances: Usable entries with automatic doors are located on the north side of the building on level B and the east side of the building on level D. Other entrances not requiring stairs are located in the office wing on the east side of level C (not marked as an usable entry). In the classroom wing on the east side of level C (door is not adjacent to a level surface), and the west side of level B (entrance to the Durham Theatre, does not have an automatic door) usable entries are provided.

Restrooms: There are a set of recently remodeled restrooms on the E floor of classroom wing. Both restrooms provide side transfer stalls.

Designated waiting area: Classroom Side: The Designated Waiting Area is located directly across the elevator in the stairwell lobby. Faculty Side: Facing the elevator, you take two rights and enter the stairwell lobby to find the Designated Waiting Area.

Emergency evacuation cabinet: W & N: Classroom Side: The emergency evacuation cabinet is located in the stairwell across from the elevator on level D. Faculty Side: From the main entrance on the left hand side is the emergency evacuation chair on level B.

Pictures of Dwinelle Hall

The northwest entrance to Dwinelle Hall. It is located at ground level.

Northwest Entrance

The west entrance to Dwinelle's Durham Studio Theater. The accessible ramp is to the right of the entrance.

Durham Theater Entrance

A westside entrance to Dwinelle Hall. There is a ramp leading down to the entrance.

West Entrance

The southwest entrance to Dwinelle Hall. It is located at ground level.

West Entrance 2

Location

Classrooms and Departments

Classics, Rhetoric, Linguistics, History, Comparative Literature, South & Southeast Asian Studies, Film Studies, French, German, Italian Studies, Scandinavian, Slavic Languages, Spanish & Portuguese, ETS

Classrooms

079 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

35

083 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

087 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

088 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

56

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-Chalk Only
  • Board-Front 95plus sq ft
  • Seating-Movable
  • Window

089 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

20

104 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

15

105 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

32

106 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

25

109 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

40

130 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

134 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

22

145 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

217

155 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

481

179 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30 

182 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

48

183 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

187 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

189 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

20

204 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

17

205 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

32

206 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

25

209 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

40

210 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

17

211 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

18

215 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

40

219 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

56

223 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

40

225 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

18

228 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

229 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

40

233 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

19

234 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

35

235 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

25

242 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

35

243 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

35

246 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

247 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

250 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

251 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

254 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

255 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

258 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

259 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30

262 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

20

263 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

21

279 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

22

283 Dwinelle

Maximum Capacity

30