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Admissions Fall Open House

Garrett-Evangelical's Admissions Office invites you to attend our Fall Open House on October 25th-26th! Whether you plan on beginning your seminary journey on-campus or online, our Open House will give you first-hand information about Garrett-Evangelical and what it looks like to be a Garrett-Evangelical seminarian. You'll have opportunities sit in on a class as well as hear from and talk with Admissions, Financial Aid, Field Education, Housing, faculty, current students, and more. Join us and see just how good it is to be a part of our community! 

Registration closes on October 16th - those who need overnight accommodations on campus will need to register by October 11th.

Got questions? Don't hesitate to contact our Admissions Office at or 847.866.3998!


Friday, October 25, 2019

9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Greetings

  • Rev. Dr. Mai-Anh Le Tran, Dean of Academics & Associate Professor of Religious Education and Practical Theology
  • Rev. Benjamin Reynolds, Assistant Vice President of Student Services and Dean of Students
  • Rev. Karen Mosby, Chaplain
10:00 a.m.

Meet Admissions and Faculty Highlights

  • Rev. Katie Fahey, Director of Admissions and Recruitment
  • Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anderson, Professor of Old Testament
  • Dr. Nancy Bedford, Georgia Harkness Professor of Theology
  • Dr. Brooke Lester, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Scriptures and Director of Digital Learning
11:15 a.m.

Meet Student Services and Field Education

  • Jason Gill, Financial Aid Director
  • Rev. Dr. Ken Ehrman, Director of Field Education
  • Rev. Dr. Lisl Paul, Assistant Director of Field Education
12:15 p.m.


12:25 p.m.

Buffet Lunch with Current Students

1:25 p.m.


1:35 p.m.

Closing Devotional 

  • Rev. Grant Swanson, Recruitment Coordinator
2:00 p.m.

Campus Tour

Concurrent Afternoon Activities

  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Private Meeting(s) with Admissions, Housing, Financial Aid, Faculty
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Free Time
  • 3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Course Visit: Theological Anthropology (Prospective students typically stay for one hour of class; you may stay longer if you wish - pending professor’s approval)
5:30 p.m.

Dinner and Evening Activity

8:30 p.m.

Fireside Worship


Saturday, October 26, 2019

9:00 a.m.

Course Visit Options

  • Introduction to New Testament (From 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
  • Theological Anthropology (Prospective students typically stay for one hour of class; you may stay longer if you wish - pending professor’s approval)

Directions to Garrett-Evangelical

The links below will help you make your way to Garrett-Evangelical, and help you find your way around once you arrive. If you will be driving, please make sure to indicate on your registration form that you will need a parking pass. 



Campus Buildings:

The Garrett-Evangelical campus is comprised of five buildings toward the north and west side of Northwestern University's Evanston campus. In addition, the seminary owns three nearby apartment complexes.

  • Main, its Gothic tower visible from much of NU's campus, houses much of the administration, most of the classrooms (all outfitted for computer-assisted learning), many faculty offices, the Styberg Library, and the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful.
  • Shaffer is connected to the north end of the Main building and houses most of the faculty offices as well as the IT department.
  • Loder Hall, east and slightly south of the main building, contains the cafeteria (Food for Thought), guest rooms, dorm rooms, some administrative offices, student lounges and kitchen, lockers for commuting students and is LEED certified.
  • Pfeiffer is located directly to the east of Main and includes offices for faculty, development, and many of the Seminary's Centers.
  • Stead Hall, which is connected to the south side of the Main building, houses the Stead Center for Ethics and Values, the Lucy Rider Meyer Conference Room, and offices for the library.
  • Old Dorm, east of the main building, is additional housing for students.
  • Howes Chapel is directly west of Main and is set adjacent to the beautiful Shakespeare Gardens and our own prayer garden.
October 25, 2019 - October 26, 2019

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston , IL 60201