Graduate Theological Union

Visit the GTU

We invite you to visit the GTU to explore our academic community.  Your visit can include a meeting with the Admissions staff, professors, and students. You can also observe a GTU course or take time to simply experience the Bay Area. It is really up to you!

This sculpture in South Berkeley helps you to know where you are...

Please allow two weeks for the Admissions Office to set up appointments that will be most helpful for you.  While every visit is tailored to fit the informational needs of the visitor, a visit to the GTU typically includes some of the following elements:

  • meeting(s) with faculty
  • meeting(s) with a student
  • attending a class
  • meeting with Admissions staff
  • meeting with Financial Aid staff
  • touring the GTU
  • touring a specific member seminary or affiliated center or institute

When visiting the GTU you are welcome to make use of the modest accommodations that are available right here on “holy hill."


The best time to visit the GTU is during the Fall and Spring semesters (See our extended calendar). These times are optimal because classes are in session, students and faculty are on campus, and the GTU is generally buzzing with activity, offering maximum exposure for visitors.  During the summer months we can usually accommodate simple visits to meet with admissions representatives, but most faculty and students will be unavailable for meetings.

There are some limited exceptions during the Fall and Spring months when visits are not possible due to holidays and conferences. Those dates are listed below.
Fall Semester (September 5th to December 15th, 2017)
Reading Week: October 23-27th
Thanksgiving Break: Novermber 23-27th
Last Week of Classes: December 11-15th


If you have not received a response or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Visits Coordinator, Diandra Chretain, at or call 510/649-2460.