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Student Resource Guide

This document is available in both paper and digital format.  For optimal use, we suggest viewing it on your computer/ phone/ tablet screen, as that will give you immediate access to the links embedded in the text. If reading from the paper format (as distributed at Orientation or from a printed download), and you wish to get more information, you can always return to the electronic version of this document.

Please use this document as a guide for your journey at JST and as an introduction to topics covered more fully at Orientation. You will find links (in blue text) to informational materials on the websites of the Jesuit School of Theology, of Santa Clara University, of the Graduate Theological Union, and of certain off-campus resources.

All new students participate in Orientation, where you will receive academic advising, register for classes, and learn about campus technology, student life, and the mission of JST. The materials in this packet are designed to supplement orientation, are based on frequently asked questions and will be a resource you can return to after orientation has concluded. While lengthy, we hope you find this a helpful document throughout your studies!

Part 1 - Getting Settled in Berkeley

Look here for information on getting to and around the Bay Area, places to visit in Berkeley, local entertainment, and farmers’ markets. You will also find information about how to register your car, register to vote, and get a driver’s license or identification card.

Part 2 - Getting Started at JST

You can find information here about academic questions,  the SCU e-campus portal and your SCU e-mail account, SCU, GTU and UCB ID/Library cards, registering for classes, ordering books, working with moodle, student health insurance, financial aid, finances and payment, and cross registration to the University of California in Berkeley.

Part 3 - Resources

Here you will find contact information for the GTU, JST/SCU, local and GTU places of worship, recreational resources, mental health resources, the physical facilities at JST, spiritual direction and formation, liturgy and community life, sustainability efforts, disability resources,  communications and social media, safety on campus, student employment and career services.

Part 4 - JST Student Handbook 2020-2021

Community standards, university policies and procedures, and the student conduct system are presented.

Part 5 - Forms

Electronic access and paper versions of the most commonly needed forms for Student Life, the Registrar and SCU are included.