Overview: Student Life

DSPT Student Housing

DSPT has an apartment building on Holy Hill and the option of applying to live with the Salesians in an intentional living community.

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.

Apply for Housing

To apply for housing, download the DSPT Housing Application pdf and submit it by mail or fax to:

DSPT Housing
Attn: Jamie Martos
2301 Vine Street
Berkeley, CA 94708
Fax: 510-849-1372

Once you confirm your acceptance to DSPT, a decision can be made on housing.  

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DSPT Housing - Le Conte Apartments

 Le Conte Apartments

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 coin 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.

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Don Bosco Hall 

DSPT Housing - Don Bosco Hall

Don Bosco Hall is a Salesian Community. This means that their community house provides room and board for the Salesians of Don Bosco, members of the Salesian Family, and invited students.As a religious community, the Salesians share many things in common. They share prayer and Eucharist with each other daily. They also share their meals together according to a set schedule. Many study together in this community and share common formation experiences. Interested students may apply to live as a part of their community for the school year.


GTU and Cal Housing Options

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 external link (510-841-1905), JSTB external link (510-549-5000), and PSR external link (510-849-8200) frequently have housing available. Contact these schools for more information. CDSP external link (510-204-0700), the GTU external link (510-649-2400), and PLTS external link (510-524-5264) might also have housing available. Contact these schools for more information.

The International House external link at UC Berkeley also has space available for GTU students. 

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Off-Campus Housing Resources

There are many other apartment buildings and other housing options in the area. Craigslist external linkPadMapper are excellent online resources for housing.

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Housing for Religious 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 PrioryXtrnl link, 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.

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