Visiting Campus

Pacific School of Religion - 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
510/848-0528 or 800/999-0528

Business hours

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am–5:00 pm; Friday: 8:30 am–4:30 pm
See academic calendar for school sessions and holidays

PSR is located in the heart of Berkeley, a block north of the University of California campus, on a bluff overlooking the city of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the San Francisco Bay. One of the best ways to learn about us is to visit the campus.

Prospective Students

To arrange a personalized visit, fill out the Visit Planner form.  Admissions staff will assist prospective students in touring campus, class visits and meeting faculty, staff, and students.  If you want to visit today or for more information, contact Admissions at 510/849-8931 or admissions[at]psr[dot]edu

Join us for the next Come & See! Prospective and Admitted Student Event - held each November and April.  Prospective and admitted students from across the country gather on the PSR campus to spend time in discernment with current students, faculty and staff.

Maps

Directions to PSR

By Car

From the north (I-80) or west (I-80):

Exit onto University Avenue and head east (toward the hills). Turn left (north) on Oxford Ave.; then turn right (east) onto Hearst Ave. Take the steep, oblique left onto Le Conte Ave., and drive uphill to the top of the bluff. The PSR campus is on your left. Continue towards the left onto Scenic Ave. to enter the PSR parking lot a half block downhill.

From the east (Hwy 24):

Take Telegraph Ave. exit and go north up Telegraph Ave. towards UC Berkeley campus. Turn left (west) onto Bancroft Ave.; turn right (north) onto Oxford Ave.; turn right (east) onto Hearst Ave. Take the steep, oblique left onto LeConte Ave., and drive uphill to the top of the bluff. The PSR campus is on your left. Continue towards the left onto Scenic Ave. to enter the PSR parking lot a half block downhill.

From the south (I-880/980 or I-580):

On I-880/980, continue past I-580 interchange to Hwy 24. From 580, turn off at Hwy 24 and head north towards Berkeley. From Hwy 24, exit immediately on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and go north. Turn right (east) on University Ave.; turn left (north) on Oxford Ave.; then turn right (east) on Hearst Ave. Take the steep, oblique left onto LeConte Ave., and drive uphill to the top of the bluff. The PSR campus is on your left. Continue towards the left onto Scenic Ave. to enter the PSR parking lot a half block downhill.

By Public Transit

By Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART): Take BART to the downtown Berkeley station (not the North Berkeley station). It's a 15-minute walk to the PSR campus. On foot, proceed north on Shattuck Ave. from the station; turn right onto University Ave.; turn left onto Oxford Ave., right onto Hearst Ave.; then make an oblique left onto LeConte Ave. and walk uphill to the top of the bluff. The PSR campus is on your left.

By AC Transit bus: From the downtown Berkeley BART station, cross Shattuck Ave. to the bus stop at the corner of Shattuck and Center St. Take the #65 bus to the first bus stop on Euclid Ave. Walk one block west (towards the bay) along Le Conte Ave. to the PSR campus.

By Air

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

The closest airport to PSR is Oakland International Airport. From there, follow driving directions from the south above; take a commercial shuttle to PSR (around $20); or take the BART shuttle to the Coliseum BART station. From this BART station, take BART north to Berkeley (see BART directions above).

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

By car: Drive north into San Francisco to I-80 (Bay Bridge). Follow directions as from west, above. Commercial shuttles also provide service from the San Francisco airport to Berkeley.

By public transit: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) serves the San Francisco airport — see BART directions, above.

Airport shuttles: Several reliable private shuttle operators run between PSR and the San Francisco and Oakland airports, including Bayporter Express (for reservations, call 415/467-1800).

Bay Area Public Transportation

For online transit information for the San Francisco Bay Area, visit transit.511.org.

Parking

Street parking at and around the PSR campus is tight throughout the academic year and restricted by the City of Berkeley to two hours for cars without a local permit. Parking in PSR's lot is first-come, first-served only to 1) those with hang tags and 2) specified guests who have purchased or been provided with a Temporary Parking Permit; a daily charge applies during the academic session.

Accessibility

PSR works to ensure that important private and public spaces on campus are accessible to people in wheelchairs. Ramps or ground-level doors provide ready access to the administration building, chapel, dining hall, and classrooms. To reach the reception desk, find automatic door openers at the west entrance of Holbrook Hall. Because of the hills around PSR, manually driven wheelchairs can be difficult to maneuver; motorized wheelchairs or scooters are advised. For a complete listing of accessible facilities on the PSR campus go to the Campus Accessibility page.  For more information or to request accessibility accommodations, call 510/849-8252.

Off Campus Accommodations

If you are looking for off campus accommodations, please feel free to visit the I Love Inns website to search for local inns and hotels that might meet your needs.  I Love Inns has wonderful deals for places like the Rose Garden Inn and the Berkeley CIty Club.