Housing application and selection process
The priority deadline for housing applications to reach the Housing Office is April 15. All new, returning, and current students must reapply for housing each year. Student preferences will be taken into consideration, however, housing in the same dorm room or apartment cannot be guaranteed throughout a students program.
Upon request, a housing application is sent to new students when their Letter of Intent is forwarded to the Housing Coordinator from Admissions. Returning and continuing students should download the application and complete it by the deadline. Reminders about applying for housing are sent to current residents, interns, returning students and affiliated students on or about March 15th by e-mail. Housing is assigned by a general priority list: PLTS students, PLTS affiliated GTU students, GTU students and then part-time students. First year PLTS students also have the highest priority for all housing. The application fee for housing is $35.00. This fee is waived for returning and current students already residing in PLTS housing.
After the priority housing deadline of April 15th please submit a housing application to secure a position on the housing wait list. Any housing that becomes available is assigned in accordance with the wait list. Students’ deposits, waivers, and rental agreements are due 15 business days after being notified of a housing assignment or by August 15th, or on move-in whichever is earlier.
Non-PLTS students (that is GTU students or students from any of the constituent GTU schools or affiliates) will have their housing applications processed beginning on July 15th. Those students must be actively enrolled and be in good standing academically and financially with their home institutions. Housing cannot be rented to the general public or to non-GTU affiliated students.
If you have specific questions about housing contact the housing coordinator by e-mail.
Beasom Hall Dormitory
Beasom Hall, the PLTS on-campus, co-ed dormitory, contains 19 rooms and generally houses a single student per room. Dormitory rooms contain one bed, one desk, one chair, one lamp, one chest of drawers, bookshelves, draperies and/or blinds, and one closet. The laundry room, with two coin-operated washers and dryers, is located in the basement of Sawyer Hall, the building adjacent to Beasom Hall. There is a common kitchen and dining area on the basement level of Beasom equipped with a gas range and oven, pots, pans, baking equipment, dishes and utensils, and assigned refrigerator, freezer, and shelf space for each resident. Wireless internet and a gym are available. For list of dormitory costs, please refer to tuition and fee schedule.
There are 39 apartments in a PLTS complex located at 1300 Delaware Street in north Berkeley. It contains both 1- and 2- bedroom units available to PLTS students. Tenants pay all utilities and telephone, but garbage and water fees are included in the rent. Apartments are unfurnished and come equipped with one stove and one refrigerator. There is a laundry room with coin-operated washers and dryers on the premises. One off-street parking space is provided per apartment. For list of apartment costs, please refer to tuition and fee schedule.
Students not assigned to seminary housing who must commute long distances may spend the night in one of two rooms located in the south end of the lower level of Founder’s Hall. For list of Bunkhouse costs, please refer to tuition and fee schedule.