A Celebration of Spirit

Saturday, October 14th 2023, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709

Join us for a celebration welcoming the GTU community to experience the reimagined Hewlett Building on Holy Hill! This community block party will take place on Saturday, October 14th, from 1-4pm PT,  featuring an exciting lineup of events and activities for attendees of all ages, including an official ribbon cutting, food and drink, live music, and a live dance performance.  

We hope to see you there!


Join the Celebration!

  • 1-1:30 PM: Welcome and Mingle
  • 1:30 PM: GTU Presentations
    • Welcome from Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jennifer W. Davidson
    • Interreligious Prayer
    • Remarks from GTU Board of Trustees President William Glenn
    • Remarks from GTU President Uriah Kim
  • 1:50 PM: Official Ribbon Cutting
  • 2:00 PM: Live Dance Performance

  • 2:15-4:00 PM: Live Music

  • Ongoing tours of the Hewlett Building begin after 1:50 PM
  • Explore the grand opening of the Doug Adams Gallery

Activity Stations

  • Food and drinks

  • Shaved ice machine

  • Live music

  • Photobooth 
  • Archival Photography Slideshow 
  • Step-and-Repeat 
  • Swag Table featuring free, fun take-home items
  • Alum Association Table 
  • Kids Activities 

Free public parking is available on the streets surrounding the Graduate Theological Union. Please note that Ridge Rd will be closed to traffic on Saturday, October 14.