Student Life - Franciscan School of Theology

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 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. To request academic accommodations for a disability, students must be registered with the Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center (DLDRC), located on the main campus of USD in Serra Hall, room 300. If you would like to register with the DLDRC, please visit their office or call at (619) 260-4655. You will need to register and provide professional documentation of a disability prior to receiving an initial determination of academic accommodations, and these accommodations may not result in an undue financial or administrative burden on FST.  Faculty, students or staff may refer to “Guidelines to Document a Disability” and “Important Policies” on the DLDRC webpage.

Student Housing

The Franciscan School of Theology does not offer student housing, but various rental options exist in San Diego and the surrounding area. 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

Health Insurance

Please refer to the MyFST Student Portal for more information.

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  92110

(619) 574-5800 (please note delayed responses during Remote work of covid response.)