Admitted Students' Day
Congratulations on your admittance to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary! We are so excited to welcome you into the Garrett community and partner with you on this next step in your vocational journey.
We will be holding an Admitted Students' Day for admitted master's degree students on March 5, 2020, to give you the opportunity to explore the campus, hear from key staff and faculty members, and meet some of your future classmates. You can even purchase some Garrett swag from our on-campus store to start showing off your school pride!
Got questions? Don't hesitate to contact our Admissions Office at GetAdmitted@garrett.edu 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 Admitted Students' Day is Friday, February 28th.
Admitted Students' Day Schedule
Admitted Students' Day overlaps with our Admissions Spring Visit Day so you will have the opportunity to interact with some of our prospective students.
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
Continental Breakfast, Greetings, and Opening Devotional
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.
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.
Buffet Lunch with Current Students
Rev. Dr. Lisl Paul, member of the Garrett Arts Committee and assistant director of field education, will lead the group in a creative exercise.
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.
Garrett faculty members will share about the courses they teach, current research projects, and the Garrett community.
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.
Closing Devotional led by Rev. Grant Swanson, Recruitment Coordinator
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.
Join us for our weekly chapel service in the Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful!
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.
- Driving directions
- Travel from O'Hare Airport via Pace Bus, the 'L' and taxi
- Travel from Midway Airport via the 'L'
- Travel from Union Station/Amtrak and Greyhound Bus Station
- For further information on Chicago Transit Authority CTA buses and 'L' trains, visit www.transitchicago.com or call 888-968-7282.
- Garrett-Evangelical and Northwestern University campus map
- Maps of Evanston and the surrounding area
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.