Located in Berkeley, California, across the bay from San Francisco, Berkeley School of Theology is just a few blocks south of the University of California, Berkeley. The Graduate Theological Union Library, as well as the campuses of several other GTU seminaries, can be reached by taking a twenty-minute walk north across the University campus.

OUR CAMPUS

Most activities of BST happen in our main building, Hobart Hall. You will find the main entrance (2606 Dwight Way) to Hobart Hall under a second-floor walkway, right off of Dwight Way, near the intersection where Bowditch St. ends at Dwight Way. You can ring the bell for entry.

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Depending on traffic, the Seminary is about twenty minutes from Oakland International Airport (17 miles) and a thirty to forty-five-minute drive from San Francisco International Airport (25 miles). Visit the airports’ websites for ground transportation information: Oakland International Airport (OAK); San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

DRIVING & PUBLIC PARKING LOTS

Street Parking:

Parking is limited on neighborhood streets. Free street parking is limited to 2 hours in one place, effective Monday-Saturday 9 AM – 7 PM. Metered parking immediately around campus is $1/hr with a maximum of 8 hours. Meters accept Visa, Mastercard, or coins, and are in effect Monday-Saturday, 9 AM – 6 PM. Please note that a parking ticket runs around $45+ in Berkeley.

Parking Garages:

$9 All-Day at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley - To get there: From Dwight, travel north on Telegraph (it’s one-way). Turn left onto Channing. First Presbyterian Church’s parking garage is on the left, mid-block on Channing

$11 All-Day at Douglas Parking on Durant at Bowditch - To get there: from Dwight, travel north on Telegraph (it’s one-way). Turn right onto Durant. Douglas Parking is on your right, at the far end of the block

$11 All-Day at Douglas Parking on Bowditch - To get there: travel east on Dwight (it’s one-way), and immediately past the ABSW building, turn left onto Bowditch. Travel straight a few blocks toward Bancroft, finding Public Parking on your left.

You can also go to http://www.parkme.com/ and enter our address, 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, to do a search of other off-street parking options.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: BART/AC TRANSIT

  • Take BART to the Rockridge BART Station
  • At the Rockridge BART station and College Avenue, board AC Transit bus #51/ Broadway, headed North.
  • Get off at College Avenue and Dwight Way
  • Walk west on Dwight 1½ blocks to BST at 2606 Dwight Way
  • Special Note: The #51/Broadway comes every 8 minutes. The ride takes 15 minutes, and the westward walk to BST is downhill, just a few minutes more.

-OR-

  • Take BART to the Downtown Berkeley BART Station
  • Walk South on Shattuck Ave towards Allston Way (.4 miles)
  • Turn left on Dwight Way and walk to campus (.6 miles)