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Welcome, Prospective Students!

Thank you for your interest in Princeton Seminary! We have found that the best way to learn about Princeton Seminary is to visit our campus during the academic year when classes are in session. This can be done by arranging a campus visit or registering for one of our Princeton Seminars or L.I.V.E. events. More information about these opportunities is listed below. We look forward to greeting you in person during your campus visit!

Arranging a Campus Visit during the academic year

In order to get the best experience from your Princeton Seminary visit, we encourage our prospective students to visit the Seminary campus during the academic year when classes are in session. As our guest, we will provide you with overnight accommodations in The Erdman Center, the opportunity to sit in on classes as a casual observer, attend chapel service, enjoy a meal during your visit at the MacKay Campus Center, and have a campus tour with one of our student hosts.

Accommodations on campus will be made on a "space-available" basis; Monday through Friday, for our M.Div., M.A.(TS), Dual (M.Div/MA), M.A., and Th.M. applicants. If available, we will cover the cost of one overnight stay at The Erdman Center.

To schedule a visit, we ask that you complete our Information Request Form online. If you have additional questions, please contact us at your convenience.  Our contact information is listed below.

Registering for one of our Princeton Seminars

PMLA ButtonProspective M.Div., M.A.(TS), Dual (M.Div/MA), M.A., and Th.M. students are invited to attend a Princeton Seminar for theological exploration and vocational discernment as guests of the Seminary. 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 and worship with the PTS community
  • Interview with an Admissions Committee member
  • Discover opportunities for 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.

Princeton Seminar

If you are considering Seminary and would like to register for one of our 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.  The dates and sample schedule of the Seminar events are listed below.

L.I.V.E. Symposium

There are two opportunities during the course of the academic year where prospective 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 this program please click the L.I.V.E. Symposium link under the admissions tab above. 


We ask that you only register for one of the following events:

*Schedule of 2016-17 Prospective Student Events:

September 18-20, 2016

L.I.V.E. Symposium October 2-5, 2016

November 13-15, 2016

February 5-7, 2017

February 26-28, 2017

March 19-21, 2017

L.I.V.E. Symposium March 26-29, 2017


Princeton Seminar Tentative Schedule:

Updated 5/6/2016

Sunday-Please let us know of your scheduled arrival so we know when to expect you.
3:00-4:15pm Event Registration in the lobby of The Erdman Center.
4:30 pm Campus Tour
5:00pm Opening Worship in Miller Chapel
5:30pm Dinner with Student Hosts in the Private Dining Room of Mackay Campus Center
6:00pm Discerning Your Call in the Cooper Conference Room of The Erdman Center 
Monday- Interviews may be scheduled throughout the day
7:30am Breakfast available at the kiosk in The Erdman Center
8:00am Brief Seminar Overview and faculty presentation in the Cooper Conference Room of The Erdman Center
9:15am Leave to go audit classes
9:30am Audit Classes
11:30am Service of Daily Worship in Miller Chapel
12:00pm Lunch with Student Hosts in the Main Dining Hall of Mackay Campus Center  
1:00pm Audit classes
3:30pm Question and Answer Information Session with Admissions & Financial Aid, Field Education and Housing in the Private Dining Room in Mackay Campus Center
5:30pm Dinner with Dr. Shane Berg, VP of Communication & External Relations followed by Dessert and social time with Faculty at Dr. Berg's home
Tuesday- Interviews may be scheduled throughout the day
7:30-8:30am Breakfast in the Main Dining Hall of Mackay Campus Center
8:30am Audit Classes
10:00am Presentation from President M. Craig Barnes in the Gambrell Room in Scheide Hall
11:30am Service of Daily Worship in Miller Chapel
12:00-1:30pm Luncheon Banquet with Members of the Faculty in the Main Lounge of Mackay Campus Center
1:00pm Audit Classes
2:00pm Housing Tours

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

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

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