Dogs and Pets on Campus

Effective August 12, 2021, the policy on dogs/animals is under review by the campus. Please contact Disability Access & Compliance for questions related to Animals as Accommodations (

The policy works in conjunction with City of Berkeley laws and takes into consideration the safety concerns, allergies, and cultural differences of our campus community.

California Code of Regulation & California Education Code

(University of California Rules)


No non-affiliate, having ownership, custody or control of any dog, cat or other animal, except for animals (as described in California Penal Code section 365.5) assisting persons with disabilities, shall cause, suffer or permit such animal on University property without authorization, unless (1) the animal remains on a leash or under the hand control of a responsible person at all times, (2) the animal is not left unattended, and (3) the animal remains at all time in outdoor areas designated by the University. Any non-affiliates having ownership, custody or control of any animal on University property must promptly remove and properly dispose of any droppings left by such animal.

Authority cited: Section 924405, Education Code. Reference: Section 92440.5, Education Code.