Visiting the GTU
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 specific 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 1-3 classes
- 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." We can help connect you with on-campus options or make recommendations slightly farther. For those who have submitted applications (or are nearly done), and for those who have been admitted, we can host you for up to two nights and make recommendations if you would like to visit Berkeley for longer.
When to Visit
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.
Fall Semester (September 3-December 13, 2019)
Reading Week: October 21-25
American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature Meetings (limited professor/student availability): November 23-26
Thanksgiving Break: November 28-29
Last Week of Classes: December 8-13
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Visits Coordinators, Zulunungsang Lemtur or Marinda Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 649-2460.