Student Housing

The Overture Apartment

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran University provides state-of-the art student housing for PLTS students at subsidized rates.  This phenomenal discount from local housing market rates makes residential seminary preparation financially accessible in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Overture Apartments are unfurnished apartments located at 1812 University Avenue.  The apartments are 4 blocks from PLTS, the Downtown Berkeley BART station, and the thriving social and civic life of Berkeley. 

Single (Studio and 1 BR), Shared (2 BR with two students sharing), and Family (2BR with one student and dependent) units are available to PLTS students.  Rent includes water, sewer, trash, and recycling. Student residents are responsible for electricity and gas.


  • WiFi
  • Card and app operated laundry on-site
  • On-street parking space 
  • Bike storage
  • Roof-top garden with gas grill
  • Workout room
  • Community spaces

For more information, see the information tabs below:


Rental Rates for 2019-2020
Apartment Rates 
Option Cost Duration
Single (1 bed) $8,640 9 months
Shared (2 beds, per student charge) $5,850 9 months
Family (2 bedroom apartment, 1 student) $12,240 9 months

When can I move in?

Fall semester move-in date is scheduled to begin August 15th. Arrangements can often be made for an earlier move in by contacting the Residential Life Coordinator. Once you determine the date you plan to move in, you will make arrangements with the Student Resident Manager to schedule your check in.

Can I bring a pet?

The apartments are pet friendly! Prior authorization by the Residential Life Coordinator is required before pets can reside in the apartments. Please fill out the on-line pet application form to make a request to bring a pet. Once authorization is given, a $500 pet deposit is required upon move in.

How do I pay rent?

Rent is billed to your students account at the beginning of each semester. 

What’s included in the rent?

Water, garbage, recycle pick up and internet service are included in rent.

The gas and electric are already on, but….!

The gas and electric will already be on when you arrive. The fee is not included in the rent. You must set up an account in your name the week you arrive.

To set up an account in your name, call PG& E the week you arrive 1-800-743-5000. Be prepared with your driver's license, social security, and address of past residence.  This information is required to run a soft credit check to determine if you need to pay a deposit before starting service in your name.

You can set up an account using: - The on-line set up works if you start service in your name during the first week of August prior to arriving.

What about Internet service?

Comcast internet service is provided. You may elect to purchase products and services above the bulk package (HBO, DVR, etc). You will only be charged for services above the bulk package. 

Is there Storage?

Nearby storage options include:

Berkeley Self Storage

Central Self Storage

Onsite bike storage is available.

Where do I park my car?

Currently there is on-street parking. 

Street Parking: The City of Berkeley requires a Residential Preferential Parking Permits to park on the street for more than 2 hours during business hours. For more information about the Parking Permits: . In addition, the City of Berkeley has Street Sweeping days in which even permit parked cars must relocate. Be aware that the City of Berkeley strictly enforces parking and the fines are costly.

The Bay Area has a variety of transportation options, including single-use personal transportation car share options.

What do I need to do when I move in?

With receipt of your keys and fob, you will need to do a check-in walk-through.  Complete this Check In Form in detail and return it to Gracy Rivera with a cc to


Floor Plans

The apartments come in a variety of studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom floor plans.  The layout of each unit is unique.


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