John F. Kennedy University

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Pleasant Hill - Main University Campus

John F. Kennedy University

The Pleasant Hill Campus houses the University's administrative offices, two libraries and classrooms for its three colleges: the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, the Colleges of Undergraduate Studies, and the College of Law. The Continuing  Education division also has its main office on the Pleasant Hill campus and offers a wide range of courses for psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and RNs.

Transportation Information

Pleasant Hill BART Station
Trains from northeast and southwest arrive:

  • Every 5-10 minutes, 7 to 9 am
  • Every 15 minutes, 3 to 5 pm
  • Every 5 to 10 minutes, 5 to 7 pm

For more information, visit the BART website or

NEW! BART Shuttle Service

JFK University offers a free shuttle van service between the Pleasant Hill BART station and the campus.  The shuttle schedule Monday through Friday is:

       Leave JFKU
 Leave BART
 7:45 am8:05 am
 8:25 am8:40 am
 3:15 pm3:35 pm
 3:50 pm4:10 pm
 5:15 pm5:35 pm
 6:15 pm6:35 pm
 10:10 pm 

The van will be parked at the front entrance of the University's Pleasant Hill campus at the times listed above. At BART, the van will be parked right outside the station.

Bus Service
Contra Costa County Connection - Route 9. The bus arrives at JFK University on average, once per hour each direction. There is no bus service after the stated hours or on the weekends. For the most up to date schedules contact Contra Costa County transit information (route 109) at (925) 676-7500 or visiting the Contra Costa County Connection website.

JFK University students and staff can ride Route 9 free by displaying their JFK University student or employee ID card. You may obtain ID cards in the Registration office.

Please park your car in the JFK University parking lots. They are located on the North, South, and East sides of the building at 100 Ellinwood Way. There is no street parking on Ellinwood Way.

Transit Incentives
Contra Costa Commute Alternative Network offers a variety of incentive programs.

Contra Costa Commute Alternative Network offers a variety of incentive programs. For example: in the Transit Incentive Program, take the bus or BART and receive free transit passes (minimum $20 value, depending on commute length). Call (888) 833-4499 for more details.

Pleasant Hill - Main University Campus

Contact Information

John F. Kennedy University Pleasant Hill - Main University Campus
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817

Important Phone Numbers

General Information:
(800) 696-5358

John F. Kennedy University is an affiliate of the National University System.