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Life at JST 

The scholarly, artistic and cultural diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area enriches our education experience.

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Office of Student Life

Creates an inclusive space of co-curricular learning focused on supporting each student and providing opportunities for growth through engagement in JST liturgy and school community life.

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JST operates conveniently located, affordable apartment buildings that are blocks from JST and walking distance to downtown Berkeley and rapid transit.  

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Formation At JST

Attend community Masses and lay-led liturgies, weekly dinners, community service projects, reflection sessions, and retreats. JST also offers students the opportunity to live in intentional community.

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Student Services

Find information about student services, library access, student leadership, and our student-run journal, New Horizons.

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A Place for Dynamic Conversations Across Faith Traditions

The Graduate Theological Union, a consortium of theological schools and centers of study, provides our students the opportunity to cross-register at any of the member schools and access the GTU library, which houses the largest theological collection in the West.

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Take a tour around JST, the city of Berkeley, and our partner school the Graduate Theological Union. 

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Tour JST

Watch this virtual tour to see our campus and learn more about JST.

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Tour the GTU

Learn more about what it means to be a part of an ecumenical and interreligious consortium of graduate schools, just steps from U.C. Berkeley.  This virtual tour explains the partnership among the consortial schools.

At JST I have learned how to critically and prayerfully reflect on my experiences in ministry. Contextual theology does not shy away from the complexities of lived experiences; but, rather, it values the intricacies of experience and provides an interdisciplinary framework for action and reflection.