Student Life


Our theological tradition encourages us to emphasize the unique revelation of God in each person, in every culture and in all creatures, and fosters special concern for those on the margins of society and the Church. The Franciscan School of Theology is committed to supporting our students in their living, their learning, their relationships, and their community.

Career Development

In partnership with the University of San Diego, the Franciscan School of Theology offers career development services to its students. The Career Development Center supports and guides students to develop and achieve career goals that lead to meaningful lives. Interested students may contact the Career Development Center directly.


The health and well-being of our students are important to the Franciscan School of Theology. Counseling services are available through our partnership with the University of San Diego Counseling Center. Students wishing to use counseling services may contact, President/Rector, Fr. Garrett Galvin at (619) 574-5802.

The 24-hour San Diego Access and Crisis Line (1-888-724-7240) offers free and confidential crisis intervention, information, and referrals if you or someone you care about is in crisis. The phone lines are answered by trained professionals. If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

Disability Services

The Franciscan School of Theology offers reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities. Through FST’s affiliation with the University of San Diego, FST students have access to USD’s Disability Services. USD will review disability documentation to determine eligibility. If you are a student who would like to be considered for accommodation for a documented disability, please contact the FST President/Rector, Fr. Garrett Galvin.

Student Housing

The Franciscan School of Theology does not offer student housing, but a variety of rental options exist in San Diego and the surrounding area. Students and future students can explore these options with our Admissions Officers Gigi Betancourt, or Christine Avella at (619) 574-5800 (

The following websites may help you in your search for the right place. These resources are shared for information purposes only. FST does not endorse or recommend any of these services.

Off-Campus Housing by USD 

Apartment Finder

Still not finding what you are looking for? Please feel free to Contact Us via web, phone, or email.

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA  92111

(619) 574-5800