Overview: Student Life
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.
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 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.
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.
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.