Graduate Theological Union

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Graduate Theological Union
Library and Administrative Staff Offices: 2400 Ridge Road
Student Services and Bookstore: 2465 LeConte Avenue, one block away
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone 510/649-2400
Fax 510/649-1417 (Library and Administrative Offices)
Fax 510/649-1730 (Student Services)
 

From Local Airports to Berkeley

  • San Francisco (SFO) by BART  approx 1 hour, cost $9.55.  At the airport, take the Pittsburg Bay Point train and get off at 19th St. Oakland.  Transfer to a Richmond train. Take the Richmond train to the Downtown Berkeley station. 

  • Oakland (OAK) by BART  approx. 40-50min., cost $8.60.  Get on the BART train directly across the Oakland airport.  The train will head toward the Coliseum/Oakland Airport station.   At the Coliseum/Oakland Airport station, take the Richmond train. Get off at the Downtown Berkeley station. Same options as above are available for getting to the GTU from the BART station.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Driving to the GTU

  • From Highway 13
    Exit Tunnel Road.
    Continue west on Tunnel Road to Ashby Avenue (near the Claremont Hotel).
    Continue west on Ashby to Shattuck Ave.
    Turn right and head north on Shattuck to Hearst.
    Turn right on Hearst and go east (towards the hills) to Euclid Avenue (2nd light)
    Turn left on Euclid Avenue and go one block to Ridge.
    Turn left on Ridge and go one block west (towards the Bay).
    The library is at 2400 Ridge Road at Scenic.
    The Admissions Office is at 2465 LeConte Avenue.
  • From Highway 24
    Get on 13 and follow above directions.
  • From Highway 80
    Exit at University Ave.
    Continue east towards the hills until University Ave. ends at Oxford Ave. (at U. C. Berkeley).
    Turn left and head north to Hearst (2nd light).
    Turn right on Hearst and go to Euclid Avenue (1st light)
    Turn left on Euclid Avenue and go one block to Ridge.
    Turn left on Ridge and go one block west (towards the Bay).
    The GTU Library is at 2400 Ridge Road at Scenic.
    The Admissions Office is at 2465 LeConte Avenue.
  • From Highway 580
    Exit at 51st and Telegraph Avenue.
    Turn left and head west on 51st to Shattuck Avenue.
    Turn right and head north on Shattuck to Hearst.
    Turn right on Hearst and go east (towards the hills) to Euclid Avenue (2nd light).
    Turn left on Euclid Avenue and go one block to Ridge.
    Turn left on Ridge and go one block west (towards the Bay).
    The GTU Library is at 2400 Ridge Road at Scenic.
    The Admissions Office is at 2465 LeConte Avenue.

Parking: Parking near the GTU can be a challenge.  All parking near the GTU is either metered or requires a residential permit in order to park for more than two hours, but if you are willing to move your car every two hours, students often utilize street parking near campus.   All GTU parking lots are reserved for faculty and staff.  We encourage visitors to utilize public transportation and/or carpool.

Parking options: 

  • Find residential parking in the area and move your car every two hours ( please note that parking tickets are $40 or more)
  • You may park in the Lower Hearst parking lot on UC Berkeley campus (2451 Hearst Ave) which is around the corner from the GTU library.  All day parking costs $20.
  • If you are prepared to walk, you may park uphill from the GTU on streets that have unlimited parking.  The closest unlimited street parking is about fifteen minutes away on foot.

Public Transportation

  • From BART by Bus
    Get off at the downtown Berkeley BART station, exit at the main entrance, up escalator.
    Take the 8 or 65 bus to Euclid Avenue, get off at the first stop on Euclid Avenue.
    (The bus stop is at the southeast corner of Shattuck Avenue at Center Street, across Shattuck from the main entrance to BART.)
    Walk back to Ridge and go one block west (towards the Bay)
  • From BART on Foot
    Note: This is an uphill walk that can get steep at times
    • Route 1—A physically easier route
      Walk up Center to the UCB Campus.
      Follow the circle road to the west gate. Follow the main road through the campus to the UCB Main Library.
      Be sure not to stray onto the large footpaths.
      Take the large footpath north just before the UCB Main Library to the North Gate and Euclid Avenue.
      Go up Euclid Avenue one block to Ridge Road.
      Turn left go one block towards the bay. The GTU Library is on the left.
    • Route 2—A steeper, shorter route
      Walk north on Shattuck to Hearst Avenue.
      Turn right. Walk towards the hills to Le Conte Avenue.
      Walk up LeConte to Ridge Road & Scenic Avenue.
  • By Bus
    • 7, 43, 51, 64 and F Lines
      Get off at the Downtown Berkeley BART Station and follow the directions listed above on getting to the GTU Library from BART.
    • 8 and 65 Lines
      The 8 and 65 lines go past Euclid Avenue and Ridge.
      Get off near there and walk one block west on Ridge (towards the Bay)
    • 40 Line—Two possible routes
      • Route 1
        Get off at Telegraph Avenue near the U. C. Berkeley campus.
        Walk straight north through the campus to Euclid Avenue.
        Go up Euclid Avenue to Ridge.
        Turn left and go one block towards the Bay.
      • Route 2
        Get off at the Downtown Berkeley BART Station and follow the directions listed above on getting to the GTU Library from BART.
    • 52 Line
      The 52 bus goes to Euclid Avenue and Hearst.
      Go up Euclid Avenue to Ridge.
      Turn left and go one block towards the Bay.

 

 

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