In an effort to support your transition to Garrett-Evangelical and graduate theological education, we offer this page as a collection of resources. We are pleased and privileged to welcome you to the community.
2016 Fall Orientation Schedule
August 31-September 1, 2016
For Students Starting in Fall 2016:
June 1, 2016: Registration for fall classes opens
Wednesday, August 31 - Thursday, September 1, 2016: New Student Orientation
Tuesday, September 6, 2016: First day of Classes
Students considering federal student loans and aid must submit a FAFSA form.
Please use this Financial Aid Checklist to help you through the various steps in order to receive your federal financial aid monies.
Garrett-Evangelical's Institutional Code is: G01682.
Loans are disbursed after the second week of classes.
Scholarships are disbursed the first week of classes.
Federal Work Study and on-campus job opportunities are posted on the MyGETS Office of Financial Aid page. Listings for Fall are usually posted after August 1.
Please note: students must be registered at least part-time for any financial aid.
(6-10 credit hours for Masters students, 2-5 credit hours for PhD students)
Apartment and Residential Halls
Garrett-Evangelical offers a wide range of affordable, residential housing. Our apartments and residential halls are usually filled to capacity, and placement is on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to apply for housing early.
Housing forms are available at https://www.garrett.edu/student-life/housing.
Preferred apartment move-in dates for the Fall:
- August 1
- August 15
Preferred residential hall move-in date:
- Friday, August 26-Sunday, August 28, 2016
Early move-in is possible upon availability.
Parking and Transporation
Parking is available through the seminary, Northwestern University, or the City of Evanston. The Housing Office has detailed information on parking options and prices.
Due to our compact campus and excellent public transportation, students may not need a car. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers unlimited monthly passes for $86.
Going to Garrett
Seminary starts now! Connect with current students by signing up for Companions on the Journey, connect with your in class through Facebook, share your excitement on Twitter and share pictures on Tumblr.
The Companions on the Journey at Garrett-Evangelical (CJG-ETS) Program is a formal organization of current Garrett students selected to serve as intentional peer support for admitted and incoming students. The CJG program participants help incoming students develop initial social and academic networks. Learn more / To participate
The City of Evanston, home of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Northwestern University, boasts over 70 municipal parks and over 5 miles of public Lake Michigan beach front.
Information on the local school districts, activities, museums, libraries, parking, shopping, and dining can all be found on the City of Evanston homepage.
For students with young children, please consult The Early Childhood Guide Resources in Evanston guide.
Chicago is famously (maybe infamously) known as the Second City, but as our mayor Rahm Emmanuel recently said, "It's a world-class, first-class city, too." Students are encouraged to experience the city's many resources first-hand.