Life in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area, on California's northern coast, is known for its diversity: diversity of landscape, people, cultures, and politics. Within 25 miles of Athenian, you can ride the cable cars in San Francisco's historic neighborhoods, meet innovators in Silicon Valley, explore the food scene in Berkeley, and take in the second largest view in the world from the top of Mt. Diablo.

Weekend shuttles take students to Walnut Creek and Pleasanton where you can hop on BART to get to the greater Bay Area. Residential faculty and students organize outings ranging from shopping and movies to cultural events, museums, musicals, amusement parks, sporting events, and paintball.