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Contact Admissions

Office of Admissions
Mailing Address
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3945
Toll-Free: (800) SEMINARY
Fax: (847) 467-1269
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Going to Garrett

Once again, we want congratulate you on your admittance to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary! We welcome you to the City of Evanston, the shores of Lake Michigan, and the campus of Northwestern University. You join a community that is over 160 years old and includes thousands of living alumni who are engaged in ministry across the country and throughout the world. Welcome! 

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.


For new students beginning this fall semester, Orientation will be from August 28-30, 2013.  During the weeks leading up to Orientation, each Wednesday we have been sending a GOING TO GARRETT email with pertinent information for new students.  Below are the archived GOING TO GARRETT emails previously sent:

GOING TO GARRETT - Week 1                              GOING TO GARRETT - Week 7
GOING TO GARRETT - Week 2                              GOING TO GARRETT - Week 8
GOING TO GARRETT - Week 3                              GOING TO GARRETT - Week 9
GOING TO GARRETT - Week 4                              GOING TO GARRETT - Week 10
GOING TO GARRETT - Week 5                              GOING TO GARRETT - Week 11
GOING TO GARRETT - Week 6                              GOING TO GARRETT - Week 12

If Orientation will be your first time on campus, please see our Directions and Maps page.

Below are documents you will need to read and/or fill out and return before your arrival.  We have been updating this list throughout the summer.

Documents (Required) 
Immunization Form 
Insurance Verification Form
Sexual Harassment Form

Documents (Optional)
Companions on the Journey Request Form 
Counseling Request

Disability Accommodation Request

Supporting Documents
Insurance Costs
Office of Student Affairs
Academic Handbook
Office of the Registrar
The United Library
Fall 2013 Orientation Schedule (REVISED)
Academic Calendar 2013-2014
Parking Information
Pictorial Staff Directory



For Students Starting in Fall 2013:

15 - Receive @garrett.edu emails 
        (Ongoing depending on deposit date)

1 -  Registration Opens

1   - Preferred Apartment Move-in
15 - Preferred Apartment Move-in  
23 - Apartment and Dormitory Move-in
28-  New Student Orientation (Day 1)
29 - New Student Orientation (Day 2)
30 - New Student Orientation (Day 3) 

3   - Fall Semester Begins
11 - Academic Convocation  


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 here.

Preferred apartment move-in dates for the Fall:

  • August 1
  • August 15

Preferred residential hall move-in date:

  • Friday, August 23

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 excitment 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 

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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. 

Explore Chicago - Official Chicago Guide
Garrett Chicago Guide



UMC Logo Garrett-Evangelical, a seminary related to
The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.