Despite the Bay Area’s high housing costs and limited availability, Starr King students have always found affordable housing. Our Admissions office provides resources to assist in that search.
Some housing is available for Starr King students through Graduate Theological Union member schools. Several open their student dormitories and apartments to Starr King students on a space-available basis.
Most SKSM students live within a 20-mile radius of Starr King’s Berkeley campus in such cities as Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Oakland, Richmond, Concord, Walnut Creek and San Francisco. Student housing arrangements include shared single-family homes, apartments, co-ops and intentional communities.
Starr King provides students with a regularly updated list of housing opportunities in a variety of settings within commuting distance to the school. Included in that information are surveys describing local housing costs, nearby communities and contacts for housing search firms. An independent list of Bay Area housing opportunities is available through www.craigslist.org.
The typical shared housing cost for a SKSM student ranges from $450 to $750 per month.
It’s possible to live in the San Francisco Bay Area without a car. Some SKSM students find bicycles a viable transportation mode, thanks to the region’s mild weather. (See http://bicycling.511.org/ for commuting information.)
For easy, inexpensive dining, the GTU operates two cafeterias that offer meal plans to students of member schools.