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Campus Visit

A circle of students wearing masks in the chapel

As the world continues to weather the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), our office is committed to making campus visits accessible for all prospective students, while maintaining a commitment to the health and safety of the Garrett community and its various neighbors. Going forward, the Office of Admissions at Garrett will host in-person and virtual individual campus visits. Whether you want to meet with an admissions representative, sit in on a class, participate in worship, or talk to a current student, we will customize a visit day that is best suited to you. 

For those visiting our Evanston campus in-person, please read our campus visit form (below) carefully in order to receive important health and safety information. Please note: In-person visitors must wear a mask throughout the entirety of their visit and provide proof of vaccination at least two days prior to their arrival on campus

We are excited to host you for a campus visit at Garrett in the days, weeks, or months ahead! If we can be of any help over the course of your discernment journey, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at getadmitted@garrett.edu.

Offices You Can Meet With

Admissions

Why Garrett? Why now? Our Admissions Director, Rev. Katie Fahey, Assistant Director, Jillian Barker Langford or Recruitment Coordinator, Rev. Grant Swanson, can help you answer these and other important questions. They are available to speak with you via Zoom to help you discern to which program you feel called and explore next steps. At Garrett, whether or not you choose to attend, it's important that we help you determine which program and institution is the right fit for you.

Rev. Katie FaheyRev. Katie Fahey
Director of Admissions and Recruitment

 

Jillian BarkerJillian Barker Langford
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment and Manager of Inclusion and Community Engagement

 

Rev. Grant SwansonRev. Grant Swanson
Recruitment Coordinator

 

 

Housing

We understand that housing at most seminaries and divinity schools is limited or non-existent. Fortunately, Garrett isn’t most seminaries or divinity schools. We have both on-campus and off-campus housing options sure to fit your budget. Please note that meal plans are required with on-campus housing. Check out our website for more details and a few pictures! Our Director of Housing & Events, Tulani Myers, is available to discuss which option may be right for you.

Financial Aid

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is committed to addressing the financial needs of students seeking a theological education. Annually, Garrett-Evangelical awards over 2.5 million dollars in financial aid and through our One Student. One Scholarship. program every master degree student receives a scholarship. In addition, the seminary offers a Fellows program, numerous federal work-study positions, and paid internship opportunities through our field education program to offset the cost of tuition and living expenses. Our Director of Student Financial Services Mary Greenwood is here to help you understand your options and answer any questions you have on affording your education.

Field Education

Through our vast partnerships with local churches, nonprofit and health organizations, and more, students have the finest opportunities to discern, test, and refine their call to ministry in a variety of ministry settings. Combining hands-on experience with peer group discussion, our field education program reflects the Seminary’s philosophy that students mature into ministry by knowing, doing, and being. To learn more, Dr. Sara A. Williams, Director of Field Education, and Rev. Dr. Lisl Heymans Paul, Associate Director of Field Education, are available to answer your questions. Visit our website to find out why field education is so fundamental for theological education.

Dr. Sara Williams

Dr. Sara A. Williams
Assistant Professor of Community-Based Learning, Ethics, and Society and Director of Field Education

 

Rev. Dr. Lisl Paul

Rev. Dr. Lisl Paul
Associate Director of Field Education

 

 

Vocational Networking

The Office of Vocational Networking exists to support students as they discover and live out their vocation. Our goal is that by the time you graduate from Garrett-Evangelical, you feel that you have the resources and the support to thrive in the unique ministry to which God has called you. To find out how to live your best life after seminary, Director, Rev. Katye Chambers, is available to speak with you.

Rev. Katie ChambersRev. Katye Chambers
Director of Innovation and Lifelong Formation