Campus Housing

Graduate student housing for full-time majors in theology and other subjects

Our residential college provides seminary students the best opportunity to learn in an open and engaging environment. Whether you choose a theology major, seek education for healthcare chaplaincy or pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree, our graduate student housing is designed to support your academic success while providing the independence you want.

Full-time San Francisco Theological Seminary students can enjoy subsidized on-campus housing just a short stroll from downtown San Anselmo, a quaint town with cafes, restaurants, shops, and excellent public schools. San Francisco is a 30-minute drive from campus, providing SFTS students with an incredibly rich home away from home while pursuing the call to ministry.

Priorities in the assignment of campus housing, as published in the Student Handbook, are based on the degree program and the number of people in the household, with first priority going to full-time masters students. Housing is primarily for full-time degree program students and eligibility is limited to a certain number of years for each degree program.

The updated housing application deadline for 2016-17 is June 1, 2017. Housing assignments are made upon receipt of your tuition deposit, so sooner is better for priority assignment. While every effort is made to accommodate all students who need campus housing, no guarantee of placement is implied by admission to a degree program. Please apply as early as possible for priority consideration.

Hunter and Landon Apartments

IMG_5788Hunter and Landon Apartments are one-bedroom and two-bedroom unfurnished apartments. One-bedroom apartments are appropriate for a single person or legally partnered couple. Two-bedroom apartments are appropriate for a smaller-sized family.

These small apartments feature a junior kitchen, full-size living room, bedroom and bathroom. Appliances include a refrigerator and four-burner electric stove. In addition, Hunter is wired for DSL and each apartment has a built-in microwave oven. There is a laundry room in each building and limited storage areas are also available. Some units in Hunter are pet friendly. Ample parking is available for Hunter and Landon residents in a parking lot located next to Landon. Overnight parking is not permitted on San Anselmo streets, including Richmond Road.

2017-18 rate per month (rates effective July 1, 2017)
$1,085 for Hunter one-bedroom apartment
$1,085 for Landon one-bedroom apartment
$1,355 for Landon two-bedroom apartment

Oxtoby Hall

IMG_5878Oxtoby Hall offers two-bedroom shared apartments for students without families. These apartments are partially furnished with a dining room table and two chairs, twin beds, a bookcase, wardrobe closet, and a desk in each bedroom. Students have a private bedroom, but share a newly remodeled bathroom, living room and kitchen. There is a laundry room in the building. The Seminary’s gym is in Oxtoby Hall. Ample parking is available behind Oxtoby Hall on Seminary Road and in designated vertical parking spaces along Mariposa Avenue.

2017-18 rate per month (rates effective July 1, 2017):
$530 per person

New Student Village

The new Student Village features family-oriented housing built to be in harmony with the natural surroundings and local architecture. The Student Village offers two and three-bedroom apartments suitable for small to medium size families. Pet friendly units are also available.

Apartments are appointed with durable, contemporary flooring and carpeting (carpeting is not available in pet friendly units), modern appliances including built-in microwave and gas range, private and communal storage and laundry room. Each apartment is separately metered for gas and electric through PG&E. Telephone service is available through AT&T and cable, as well as phone, through Comcast. The Student Village apartments are situated around a shared outdoor space with safe grassy areas for children to play and families to interact in community.

Ample parking is available, both on street and in a designated Student Village parking lot. Parking on campus streets (Seminary Road and Kensington Ct.) does not require a permit.

2017-18 rate per month (rates effective July 1, 2017):
$1,355 for two-bedroom apartments
$1,500 for three-bedroom apartments
$1,525 for a three-bedroom townhome (limited availability)

Background Check

SFTS requires all adult applicants to Student Housing to complete a criminal background check, in accord with our values and honoring our relationships with each other in community. Applicants who are citizens of the United States or who are currently living In the United States must complete a criminal background check through CertifiedBackground.org. Instructions may be found on our website. In addition, all housing applicants, regardless of residency, must submit a true and correct Self-Disclosure Form in which they shall reflect upon and note any prior criminal convictions. The Self -Disclosure Form and criminal background check must be completed at the time of applying for housing. Prior convictions will not necessarily preclude confirmation of student housing. The Background Check Review Committee has the discretion to request an international background check for those living outside the United States and has the discretion in its review of all background check results.