DSPT has two housing properties for students, an apartment building on Holy Hill and an intentional community located 2.5 miles from DSPT and .5 miles from the El Cerrito Plaza Bart.
When available, students may also find housing through the other GTU schools. The DSPT Admissions director will help you find housing at the DSPT and GTU. There are other resources available to students looking for off-campus options.
To apply for housing, download the DSPT Housing Application and submit it by mail or fax to:
Once you confirm your acceptance to DSPT, a decision can be made on housing.
DSPT places students in an apartment building on Le Conte Avenue in Berkeley, five blocks from DSPT, 1 block from the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Library and two blocks from the University of California, Berkeley campus. This building has 13 units (studio and 1BR), each unfurnished with its own kitchen and bathroom. There is a washer and dryer on-site. Parking is very limited; it’s best to purchase a street permit from the City of Berkeley . You may also contact CDSP to inquire about parking in their nearby lot.
St. Jerome’s in nearby El Cerrito offers 10 rooms adjacent to a Catholic church and school about 2.5 miles from DSPT. This community is ordinarily made up of students from 1 or more of the 3 Catholic schools of the GTU. Each student has his/her own bedroom and shares a bathroom with one other student of the same sex. All other facilities are held in common, and all costs above rent (food, supplies, utilities) are divided among the group. Students develop their own practices each year, but they usually have dinner together once a week and get together to pray in common in the house chapel. Parking is limited. There are laundry facilities on the premises.
Many of the other GTU schools have their own housing, which is open to students from any of the GTU schools once their own students are placed.
ABSW (510-841-1905), JSTB (510-549-5000), and PSR (510-849-8200) frequently have housing available. Contact these schools for more information. CDSP (510-204-0700), the GTU (510-649-2400), and PLTS (510-524-5264) might also have housing available. Contact these schools for more information.
The International House at UC Berkeley also has space available for GTU students.
Members of Roman Catholic dioceses or religious orders without communities in the Berkeley area are encouraged to seek housing with another religious community, subject to the rules, fees and requirements of that community. One option is St. Albert Priory, a large Dominican community in Oakland and home of the Dominican student brothers of DSPT. Lay students coming only for a summer session may also be able to find housing at St. Albert Priory.