Graduate Theological Union

New Students

As you prepare to begin your new journey at the GTU and in Berkeley, here are some dates and links to helpful and important information.


GTU Common MA Orientation:
August 24, 2017, 8:30am-5pm
GTU Doctoral Orientation:
August 25  8:30am-6pm
August 28  8:30am-5pm
August 29  International student lunch, 9am-1pm 
All orientation events take place in the Dinner Board Room in the GTU Library unless noted: 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley 94709
Summer Language Courses (see flyer for details):
French: July 10-August 4, 2017
German: July 10-August 4, 2017
Spanish: July 10-August 4, 2017

Entering Biblical Studies Doctoral Student Language Diagnostic:

Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek exam dates and overview

Language Exam Registration Form

Hebrew   Tuesday, August 22, 9am-12pm

Greek     Wednesday, August 23, 9am-12pm 


Looking for a place to live? Click here to check out the resources on our Housing page!


Cal Cross-Registration Information

Health Insurance

Professional Development Program

Job Postings:

Community Information:

Restaurants and Entertainment

Public Transportation

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART),  This site provides maps, schedules and information about communities serviced by BART.

Alameda/Contra Costa Transit,  This site provides maps and schedules for the local bus service.


Cal Rec Club,

Downtown Berkeley YMCA,

24 Hour Fitness (Berkeley location),

Childcare and Parenting Resources

Bananas,  Bananas is a great place to find day care referrals in the East Bay, either near your home, school, or workplace. In addition to referral work, they also offer parenting classes and other information and assistance.