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Admissions Spring Visit Day

Spring Visit Day | Image of Garrett's Tower with Lake Michigan in the background

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary's Admissions Office invites you to attend our Spring Visit Day on March 5, 2020! 

It is one thing to learn about a seminary through reading brochures and webpages, but it is quite another to experience it in person. Whether you plan on beginning your seminary journey on-campus or online, our Visit Day will give you first-hand information about Garrett. Designed for individuals considering any of our master's degree programs, this is your opportunity to explore the campus, hear from key staff and faculty members, and get a sense of what it means to be a Garrett seminarian. 

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

Registration, Housing, and Parking


We are at capacity for our on-campus housing accomodations. If you need housing, you will need to seek other accommodations at your own cost. The Homestead at 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201, as an outside accommodation option we commonly suggest. You can reach them at 847.475.3300. 


Parking passes for our visitors parking lot can be requested via the registration form. 


The registration deadline for the Spring Visit Day is Friday, February 28th. 

Visit Day Schedule

The Spring Visit Day overlaps with our Admitted Students' Day so you will have the opportunity to interact with individuals who have been admitted to Garrett. 

Concurrent with the day's activities, you also have the option to sit in on a class. You can indicate any of the below classes you're interested in attending via the registration form:

  • Teaching for Biblical Faith with Dr. Jennifer Moe (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
  • Christology with Dr. Nancy Bedford (2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
  • Introduction to the Hebrew Bible with Dr. G. Brooke Lester (6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

Thursday, March 5, 2020

9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast, Greetings, and Opening Devotional

  • Welcome from the President and Academic Dean
    Dr. Lallene J. Rector, President
    Rev. Dr. Mai-Anh Le Tran, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean
  • Courageous Hope
    Rev. Benjamin Reynolds, Assistant Vice President of Student Services and Dean of Students
  • Opening Devotional
    Rev. Dr. Karen Mosby, Chaplain
10:00 a.m.


10:10 a.m.

Meet Admissions and Financial Aid

Rev. Katie Fahey, director of admissions and recruitment, and Mr. Jason Gill, director of financial aid, will talk through our various degree programs, our financial aid program and scholarship opportunities, answer questions, and more in this session.

11:10 a.m.

Break / Tour of On-Campus Dorms

For those interested in our on-campus dorms (Old Dorm and Loder Hall), a tour will be available during this time. 

11:40 a.m.

Buffet Lunch with Current Students

12:40 p.m.


12:50 p.m.

Creative Activity

Rev. Dr. Lisl Paul, member of the Garrett Arts Committee and assistant director of field education, will lead the group in a creative exercise. 

1:20 p.m.

Meet Field Education

Rev. Dr. Ken Ehrman, director of field education, and Rev. Dr. Lisl Paul, assistant director of field education, will explain Garrett's Field Education program, share student stories, and answer questions.

1:50 p.m.

Faculty Highlights

Garrett faculty members will share about the courses they teach, current research projects, and the Garrett community.

2:35 p.m. Break
2:50 p.m.

Vocational Networking

Rev. Katye Chambers, director of vocational networking, will introduce Garrett's Vocational Network and the work it does to support students as they discover and live out their vocation. 

3:10 p.m.

Closing Devotional led by Rev. Grant Swanson, Recruitment Coordinator

3:30 p.m.

Campus Tour

Visit the Styberg Library, Northwestern University's Main Library and Student Center, as well as the shorefront (with one of the best views of the Lake Michigan and Chicago!). 

Optional Pre-Day Activities

Coming into town a little early? We have some optional on-campus activities available for those coming in on March 4th, though you are more than welcome to use that time to go explore Evanston and Chicago!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

12:00 p.m. Tour of Garrett-Owned Apartments
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sit in on a Class: "Introduction to New Testament" with Dr. René Such Schreiner 

You are welcome to stay for all or part of this class. While every professor has their own teaching style, sitting in on a class gives you a sense of the rhythm of our course schedule as well as an opportunity to chat with current students and faculty. 

4:00 p.m.

Chapel Service

Join us for our weekly chapel service in the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful!

5:00 p.m.

Community Meal

Community Meal is a weekly free dinner for Garrett students, faculty, staff, and their families that takes place after Chapel during the Fall and Spring semesters. It is a great opportunity to meet some of our current students and enjoy a delicious meal! 

Directions to Garrett

The links below will help you make your way to Garrett, 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.
March 5, 2020

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston , IL 60201