Signs Along the Way
Deciding whether seminary education is right for you?
Join us for Signs Along the Way, an in-person discernment retreat at PLTS.
November 5-7, 2022
PLTS campus in Berkeley, CA
At this event you will:
- Engage your sense of call
- Explore the San Francisco Bay area and what it’s like to live and study at PLTS
- Experience a PLTS class and connect with current students, faculty, and staff
Lodging and most meals are provided during the event. Please speak with us if you need additional financial assistance for airfare.
For further questions, contact the PLTS Office of Admission:
How do I get there?
If you’re flying in, the closest airport is Oakland (OAK), but San Francisco (SFO) also works. Both are served by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART – www.bart.gov). The BART will get you within 1 block of campus. Be sure to send us your travel plans, and keep us posted. If you will arrive by car, be prepared to pay for parking. If you are walking or biking, bring a lot of water!
What are your current COVID-19 safety protocols?
For the safety of the PLTS community and our visitors all attendees must be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 and wear masks in indoor spaces. Click here for more information.
Can I bring a Significant Other?
Of course! Bring along people with whom you make decisions or who would be affected by your decision to go to seminary. Talk with us so that we can arrange appropriate housing for you and your + 1.
What about housing?
Accommodations are made at nearby hotels.
I want to come, but I can’t afford it. Can you help?
Most of the weekend’s costs will be covered. If you need assistance with travel costs, talk with us and we will work with you.
Is it okay if I leave early?
We think the whole weekend is important, but we also understand you may be traveling long distances. Make the decision that is best for you. On Monday there will be a meal and conversation with faculty, an opportunity to experience a PLTS class, and a walking tour of the Graduate Theological Union.
Where is Berkeley, Anyway?
It is in the San Francisco Bay Area, a 20-minute BART ride from San Francisco.
Where is the seminary?
Located in the Center of downtown Berkeley; 2000 Center Street.
I can’t come to this weekend, can I visit another time?
Absolutely. We regularly set up day-long or longer visits for prospective students. This weekend will have some added special features, but you are welcome to visit whenever class is in session. Just make sure to contact us at least two weeks before you hope to visit so that we can make arrangements for you.
Can I arrange my own accommodations?
Yes, you can feel free to arrange and pay for your own housing if you’d like.
Why is it called “Signs Along the Way?”
Think of your life as a giant road trip. God is guiding you, with ‘signs’ that lead or nudge you in different directions at different points. This weekend will explore those moments in life when you’ve felt led or called by God, as "signs along the way."