Travel Arrangements and Accommodations
We are excited for your visit to our campus and will provide some guidance around your travel arrangements and accommodations.* Please make sure your travel plans accommodate the course schedule, including lunches and required evening activities.
Fuller Seminary Bay Area is located right off of Hwy 101 in Menlo Park and is also accessible from Hwy 280. There is plenty of parking on campus. We are also about a 20-30 minute walk from either Menlo Park or Palo Alto Caltrain Stations. The address is 320 Middlefield Rd. Menlo Park, CA 94025. Map and directions.
There are three major airports in the Bay Area: San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland. We are exactly equidistant from San Jose Airport (SJC) and San Francisco Airport (SFO). San Jose is 20 miles south on the 101, and San Francisco is 20 miles north on the 101. SFO is accessible via Caltrain and BART if driving is not an option. The San Jose airport is smaller, easy to get in and out. The San Francisco airport is a major international airport and has standard traffic for a large city in the United States. The Oakland airport is also an option, but it is a bit farther (across the Bay) and is about a 45 minute drive to the Menlo Park campus.
Students can find local options in Menlo Park or neighboring Palo Alto.
The Bay Area campus office also can reserve a room for you at St. Patrick's Seminary, the location where the classes are held. These rooms are comfortable, private and convenient, but spartan compared to a hotel. Rooms are $50 per night. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be an additional fee of $100 charged to your account for lunches and light refreshments when you register for one or both classes.
*Note: You will be responsible for arranging and paying your own transportation and lodging.
Face-to-Face Schedule Overview
12:00-1:00, Lunch: All Students
5:00-6:00, Dinner Break*
6:00-8:00, Evening Session: All Students
*These times are approximate. Please refer to specific campus staff communication for dinner and evening session times for your class.
By the time you arrive on campus, you will have met your professor and some of your peers online, but we're confident you will be blessed by gathering in person for a time of spiritual and community formation in addition to the hours you spend together in class. This is where the lunches and evening activities come in. You can plan on some great discussions and worship. (Please note that the activities are mandatory.)
Your professor will set up a Student Conversation Forum in Moodle, where you can begin connect on a social level talk about ride or hotel sharing, arranging to meet, or just getting to know each other.
If you have questions or concerns about your visit to Fuller in Menlo Park, please feel free to contact the Menlo Park office at 650-321-7444.