Located in Berkeley, California, across the bay from San Francisco, ABSW is just a few blocks south of the University of California. The Graduate Theological Union Library, as well as the campuses of several other GTU seminaries, can be reached by taking a twenty minute walk north across the University campus.
Most activities of ABSW happens in our main building, Hobart Hall. You will find the main entrance (2606 Dwight Way) to Hobart Hall under a second-floor walkway, right off of Dwight Way, near the intersection where Bowditch St. ends at Dwight Way. You can ring the bell for entry.
Depending on traffic, the Seminary is about twenty minutes from Oakland International Airport (17 miles) and a thirty to forty-five minute drive from San Francisco International Airport (25 miles). Visit the airports’ websites for ground transportation information. Oakland International Airport (OAK) San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Driving & Public Parking Lots
Street Parking Parking is limited on neighborhood streets. Free street parking is limited to 2 hours in one place, effective Monday-Saturday 9 AM – 7 PM. Metered parking immediately around campus is only $1/hr with a maximum of 8 hours. Meters accept Visa, Mastercard, or coins, and are in effect Monday-Saturday, 9 AM – 6 PM. Please note that a parking ticket runs around $45+ in Berkeley.
$9 All-Day at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
To get there: From Dwight, travel north on Telegraph (it’s one-way). Turn left onto Channing. First Presbyterian Church’s parking garage is on the left, mid-block on Channing
$11 All-Day at Douglas Parking on Durant at Bowditch
To get there: from Dwight, travel north on Telegraph (it’s one-way). Turn right onto Durant. Douglas Parking is on your right, at the far end of the block
$11 All-Day at Douglas Parking on Bowditch
To get there: travel east on Dwight (it’s one-way), and immediately past the ABSW building, turn left onto Bowditch. Travel straight a few blocks toward Bancroft, finding Public Parking on your left You can also go to http://www.parkme.com/ and enter our address, 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, to do a search of other off-street parking options.
Public Transportation: BART/AC Transit
- Take BART to the Rockridge BART Station
- At the Rockridge BART station and College Avenue, board AC Transit bus #51/ Broadway, headed North.
- Get off at College Avenue and Dwight Way
- Walk west on Dwight 1½ blocks to ABSW at 2606 Dwight Way
- Special Note: The #51/Broadway comes every 8 minutes. The ride takes 15 minutes, and the westward walk to ABSW is downhill, just a few minutes more.
- Take BART to the Downtown Berkeley BART Station
- Walk South on Shattuck Ave towards Allston Way (.4 miles)
- Turn left on Dwight Way and walk to campus (.6 miles)