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 Fall Instruction begins September 3, 2019 (Extended Calendar 2019-2020)
New Student Orientation Schedule
GTU International Student Orientation
Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10 am - 2 pm
GTU MA Student Orientation
Friday, August 23, 2019, 9 am – 4:30 pm
GTU Doctoral Student Orientation
Monday, August 26, 2019, 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 9 am - 4 pm
All orientation events take place in the Dinner Board Room in the GTU Library unless noted: 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley 94709
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.
Kathleen Kook, Ph.D.
GTU Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs
Summer Language Courses
Entering Biblical Studies Doctoral Student Language Diagnostic
Cal Rec Club, /students/cal-rec-club
Downtown Berkeley YMCA, https://ymcacba.org/locations/ymca-cba-berkeley
24 Hour Fitness (Berkeley location), http://www.24hourfitness.com/FindClubDetail.mvc?clubid=583
Childcare and Parenting Resources
Bananas, www.bananasinc.org 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.