Graduate Theological Union

New Students

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


GTU Doctoral Orientation:
August 28  8:30am-5pm
August 31  8:30am-6pm
September 1, International student lunch, 10am-1pm 
GTU Common MA Orientation:
August 27, 2015, time TBD
All orientation events take place in the Dinner Board Room unless noted: 
2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley 94709
French: July 20-August 14, 2015
German: July 13-August 7, 2015 
Spanish: July 13-August 7, 2015

Entering Biblical Studies Doctoral Student Language Diagnostic:

Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek exam dates and overview

Language Exam Registration Form

Hebrew   Tuesday, August 25, 9am-12pm

Greek     Wednesday, August 26, 9am-12pm 


Cal Cross-Registration Information

Extended Calendar 2015-2016

Health Insurance

Professional Development Program

Job Postings:


Community Information:

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.