Graduate Theological Union

GTU Orientation


Welcome To The GTU


On behalf of all of us here at the Graduate Theological Union I extend a warm welcome and offer congratulations on your decision to study in this wonderful environment!  Wise choice!

While the GTU consortium consists of several independent, autonomous institutions, we collaborate together on a variety of endeavors not the least of which are the administrative functions and services listed here.  Our hope is that our common approach to these activities will help you to thrive!

We know many of us learn in different ways and/or learn best when new information is presented in multiple formats.  Our orientation efforts allow students to "read," "hear," and "see" the information you need to manage your program.

Below are links to some of this information.  We suggest you read and view the information presented some time during the month of January, even before you attend the Consolidated Orientation session on Monday, January 27, 2014. The Consolidated Orientation Schedule is:

10:30 am – noon, Dinner Board Room, GTU Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

We will not cover all the information provided in the written presentations here during the orientation sessions.  Instead, we will focus attention on 3 or 4 key issues for each service or area.  Feel free to come to the Monday session with questions from your review of the linked material and we will be ready to answer them all!

All new students are invited to attend the consolidated orientations.  Lunch will be provided for students attending the 10:30 am session.

Welcome again!

Kathleen Kook, Ph.D.

GTU Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs


Click the link below to learn all about:


Financial Aid


Services and Programs

Library Card


Moodle Help For Students

Student Guide to Moodle

Student Orientation to Moodle

Information Technology Including Email and Wireless Services

Health Insurance


Click the link below for a member school, institution or program orientation schedule (Please note, most if not all of the orientation events are for new students only):

Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University

GTU Doctoral Program

Common MA

Pacific School of Religion