In coordination with the Sonoma County Health Order, the Bodega Marine Laboratory has suspended visiting hours and public tours until further notice.

Bodega Marine Laboratory and Bodega Marine Reserve are open to research affiliates, see COVID-19 Safety Plan & Operating Procedures.

Housing and Conference Rates

COVID-19 Policies for Housing Users

Prior to arriving all users must read through the COVID-19 Safety Plan & Operating Procedures.

All BML & BMR users must complete the Daily Symptom Survey and the Daily Access Log each day that you access to BML.

Testing Requirements

All Housing guests will be required to present a recent negative COVID-19 test result ~2 days before arrival. ​This is required every week when staying 7+ days. 

For the duration of their stay at Housing, UC users (regardless of vaccination status) must send the Housing Manager, Jennifer Sauter, weekly emails with their COVID-19 test results.

Testing for UC Affiliates

All UC employees and students must complete a COVID-19 test once per week (regardless of vaccination status), either on campus or using a "Picture Genetics" mail-in test kit if at BML. 

  • Contact Jennifer Sauter with your student or employee ID number so that you may be pre-approved for mail-in test kits to use during the dates you are at BML.
  • Once approved, see the instructions for obtaining a test kit at the top of page “COVID-19 Testing Requirements for All Users”.
  • Plan ahead so you have a test kit delivered in time for your next weekly test.

Non-UC people - Weekly testing is required for all non-UC people entering buildings or BML facilities, or working on the Reserve. Non-UC people who can provide verification of vaccination do not have to test on their own, please contact Al Carranza with your vaccination information. People without verification of vaccination will have to test weekly and show results (for free, local testing sites see the right sidebar on this webpage, under "Where to Get Tested in Sonoma County"). Campus will not cover Picture Genetics testing for non-UC people. 

For people arriving from out of state, please contact Jennifer Sauter, as quarantine and isolation rules are changing rapidly.

For more information on testing see top of this page “COVID-19 Testing Requirements for All Users”. 

Rates for Fiscal Year 2020-2021

Effective July 1, 2020 all housing rates increased by 3%

All BML recharge rates are subject to a 33.7% Non-University Differential (NUD) assessment for non-University clients.

The Budget & Institutional Analysis (BIA) division of UC Davis has determined that Non-UC affiliate researchers who hold a Research Associate (WOS) courtesy appointment at BML are not exempted from the NUD assessment.

See Non-University Differential (NUD) Rates

Class Rates (includes meal plan)

Bed +3 Meals, per person

All groups of 10 or more and all long-term (1 week or more) summer season undergrads must be on meal plan


  • Dorms $106.00
  • Bunks $83.00


  • Dorms $559.00
  • Bunks $466.00

Overnight Rates w/Self-Service Kitchen Access

Bed only, per person


  • Dorms $58.00
  • Bunks $34.00


  • Dorms $232.00
  • Bunks $139.00

Long Term Lodging

Duplex - 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, living room, kitchen, 4 people maximum occupancy

  • Nightly $290.00
  • Weekly $1154.00
  • Monthly $2593.00

Lodge Rooms (private bath, shared kitchen) 2 people maximum occupancy per room

  • Nightly $149.00
  • Weekly $600.00
  • Monthly $1347.00

BML Meeting Rooms, Daily Rates 

  • Lecture Hall - $420.00
  • Lounge - $335.00
  • Conference Room - $224.00
  • Other Break Out Rooms - $146.00

Other Rates

Conference Extra Help Administrative Fee

  • $78.00/Hr

Conference Cancellation Fee

  • 21-15 days prior to event:  $175.00
  • 14-7 days prior to event: $350.00
  • Less than 7 days prior to event: $700.00

Group Meal Waiting per ½ hr. - $78.00

Third and All Subsequent Lock Outs - $99.00 per lockout


Class Style Meals Served in Dining Hall (advance notice required for individual meal purchase)

  • Breakfast - $15.00
  • Bag Lunch - $15.00
  • Dinner - $22.00
  • Monthly Meals - $1026.00

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