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Welcome, Prospective Students!

The best way to learn about Princeton Seminary is to visit our campus during the academic year. 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 opportnuites is listed below. 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

Princeton Seminar

If you are considering Seminary for the first time 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.  *Please note that registration for these events is not yet available; however, we will be happy to add you to our list of people to contact when registration becomes available.

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 this program please click the L.I.V.E. Symposium link under the admissions tab above. 


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

*Schedule of 2014-15 Prospective Student Events:

September 28-October 1, 2014

October 26-29, 2014

L.I.V.E. Symposium November 9-12, 2014

February 1-4, 2015

March 1-4, 2015

L.I.V.E. Symposium March 18-20, 2015


February 26-28, 2014 Princeton Seminar Tentative Schedule:

Updated 02/10/2014

Wednesday-Please let us know of your scheduled arrival so we know when to expect you.
12:00-4:00pm Event Registration in the lobby of The Erdman Center.
4:15pm Tour of Campus leaving from The Erdman Center
5:00pm Opening Worship in Miller Chapel
5:30pm Dinner with Student Hosts in the Cafeteria of Mackay Campus Center
6:30pm Discerning Your Call in the Cooper Conference Room of The Erdman Center
Thursday- Interviews may be scheduled throughout the day
7:30am Light breakfast available at the Kiosk of The Erdman Center
8:00am Welcome and Brief Overview in the Cooper Conference Room of The Erdman Center
8:15am Leave to go audit classes
8:30am Audit Classes
10:45am Orientation to Worship and Spiritual Life in Miller Chapel
11:30am Service of Daily Worship in Miller Chapel
12:00pm Luncheon Banquet with Members of the Faculty in the Main Lounge of Mackay Campus Center  
2:00pm Audit Classes
3:00pm Housing Presentation in the Private Dining Room in Mackay Campus Center
3:30pm Presentation from the Field Education Office in the Private Dining Room in Mackay Campus Center
4:30pm Presentation from the Office of Multicultural Relations in the Private Dining Room in Mackay Campus Center
5:30pm Dinner with Student Hosts in the Main Dining Hall of Mackay Campus Center
6:30pm Free evening to explore Princeton
Friday- Interviews may be scheduled throughout the day
7:30am Breakfast with Dr. Paul Rorem in the Theron Room of The Library
9:00am Admissions and Financial Aid Presentation in the Theron Room of The Library
10:00am TBD
11:30am Service of Daily Worship where Communion will be celebrated in Miller Chapel
12:00pm Lunch and time for follow up questions 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

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 accomodations in The Erdman Center, lunch, a campus tour, and attendance at classes as an observer.

Accommodations on campus will be made on a "space-available" basis; Monday through Friday, for our M.Div., M.A., and Dual-Degree 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 above.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

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