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Welcome, Prospective Students!

The best way to learn about Princeton Seminary is to visit our campus. We look forward to hosting you!

Visiting Opportunities

Visiting Opportunities for Prospective M.Div., M.Div/MA., M.A., and Th.M. Students

The Princeton Seminars

PMLA ButtonProspective M.Div., Dual (M.Div/MA) and M.A. students who are US citizens or permanent residents of the US are invited to attend a Princeton Seminar for theological exploration and vocational discernment as guests of the Seminary. These seminars are intended for persons who are US citizens or permanent residents of the US and are considering seminary for the first time. They provide an excellent opportunity to meet faculty, students, and staff of Princeton Theological Seminary.

The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will cover overnight lodging for a single room in The Erdman Center for up to three nights during your active participation of a Princeton Seminar.

The Seminar is designed to help you in your discernment process by allowing you to:

  • Meet with faculty, students and staff
  • Learn what makes Princeton Seminary unique
  • Attend classes
  • Interview with an Admissions Committee member
  • Discover opportunities for practical ministry, spiritual formation, and cross-cultural dialogue

You will be our guest for meals, lodging, and events.

If you will be visiting our campus as a Seminar participant by yourself, your only cost will be for transportation to and from Princeton.

Lodging will be at The Erdman Center on campus. If you would like to bring a guest, they will be responsible for their own meals and lodging. If the guest is a spouse, we will cover the cost of your room at the single-room rate, and you will be asked to pay the difference between the single rate and the rate of the room you reserve. For more information on room rates, contact Sherry Garrahan after completing an information request form.

We regret that we are not able to provide child care.

How to make reservations for one of our remaining prospective student events in 2010-11

Princeton Seminar

If you are considering Seminary for the first time and would like to register for one of our two remaining Princeton Seminars, please complete our Information Request Form online. Please be sure to provide an email address that you check regularly as this is how we will contact you to confirm your registration.

L.I.V.E. Symposium

There are two opportunities during the course of the academic year where domestic students who are underrepresented in graduate theological education and who as Latinas/os, African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans are discerning their vocation within the church.  During these three-day experiences, our guests will have the opportunity to converse with others who have a commitment to diversity and issues of multiculturalism, social justice and reconciliation.  The content of the program is based on dynamic presentations on campus life from a diverse cross section of Seminary students, faculty, administrators, and alumni/ae.  You will audit classes, meet professors, share meals with the Seminary family and participate in seminars by our faculty on responding to a call in a multicultural and pluralistic society.  For more information on the program and to register please click here.

Please note that Registration will be accepted for only one of the following events:

Schedule of 2010-11 Princeton Seminars and Symposiums:

L.I.V.E. Symposium March 16-19, 2011

March 30-April 1, 2011

Schedule of 2011-12 Princeton Seminars and Symposiums:

October 19-21, 2011

L.I.V.E. Symposium October 30-November 2, 2011

November 9-11, 2011

February 5-8, 2012

L.I.V.E. Symposium March 14-16, 2012

March 28-30, 2012 

Tentative Princeton Seminar Schedule:

Updated 02/14/11

Wednesday -Please let us know of your scheduled arrival so we know when to expect you.
12:00-4:00pm Event Registration begins in the lobby of the 3rd Floor of Templeton Hall.
3:30pm Check-in available at The Erdman Center for those lodging.
4:15-5:00pm Historical tour of campus leaving from the lobby of The Erdman Center
5:00-5:30pm Opening Worship in Miller Chapel
5:30pm Dinner with Student Hosts in the Cafeteria of Mackay Campus Center
7:00pm Discerning Your Vocation in the Gambrell Room of Scheide Hall
Thursday - Interviews may be scheduled throughout the day
7:30am Light breakfast available at the kiosk in The Erdman Center
8:00am Welcome and Words from the Office of Multicultural Relations in the Cooper Conference Room of The Erdman Center
8:15am Student Hosts meeting in the lobby of The Erdman Center to go to classes
8:30am Audit classes (see course list in packet for offerings and locations)
10:45-11:15am Orientation to Worship and Spiritual Life in Miller Chapel
11:30am Service of Daily Worship in Miller Chapel
12:00pm Luncheon Banquet with Faculty Members (faculty presentations) in the Main Lounge of Mackay Campus Center
2:00pm Audit classes
3:00-3:30pm Housing Presentation in the Private Dining Room of Mackay Campus Center
3:30-3:45pm Break
3:45-4:45pm Field Education Presentation in the Private Dining Room of Mackay Campus Center
4:45-5:00pm Break
5:00-5:30pm Campus Life and Student Organizations in the Private Dining Room of Mackay Campus Center
5:30pm Dinner with Student Body in the Cafeteria of Mackay Campus Center
6:30pm Free evening to explore Princeton or Optional area tour (entertainment options listed in packet)
Friday - Interviews may be scheduled throughout the day
7:30-9:00am Breakfast in the Cafeteria of Mackay Campus Center
9:00-9:45am Admissions and Financial Aid Presentation in the Gambrell Room of Scheide Hall
9:45-10:00am Break
10:00-11:00am Presentation by Dean Nancy Lammers Gross in the Gambrell Room of Scheide Hall
11:00-11:15am Break
11:15am Student hosts gather at Scheide Hall for Chapel
11:30am Service of Daily Worship where Communion will be celebrated in Miller Chapel
12:00pm Lunch, Closing Prayer and Conversations with PTS students in the Cafeteria and Private Dining Room of Mackay Campus Center

Any questions? Please feel free to contact us at:
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
1-800-622-6767, ext 7805

Visiting PTS

We encourage prospective students to visit the Seminary campus. As our guest, we will provide you with lunch, a campus tour, and allow attendance at classes, if possible. A visit during periods when class is in session provides the best PTS experience.

Accommodations on campus will be made on a "space-available" basis; Monday through Friday, for our M.Div., M.A., and Dual-Degree applicants only. We are only able to cover the cost of one overnight stay at the Erdman Center. If space is available, you may reserve additional nights at your own expense.

To schedule a visit, we ask that you complete our Information Request Form online. If you have additional questions, please contact the appropriate office listed below.

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