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Seminary Sampler

The Seminary Sampler is a three-day visit event designed to give prospective students a "taste" of LSTC life. Here, they will have the opportunity to discern with other prospective students a call to ministry and how LSTC might be the place for them. Information given will include meeting students, faculty and staff, an introduction to our programs, a tour of LSTC and the surrounding neighborhood, possibilities for financial assistance, and much more. Housing, most meals, and some travel reimbursement are available.

Upcoming Seminary Samplers

Fall: October 25-27, 2015
Spring: February 28-March 1, 2016


Register online.

If you have any questions about the Sampler please contact We look forward to hearing from you!

What to Expect

  • Explore and discern your call
  • Learn about the different educational programs offered at LSTC
  • Experience seminary life and community
  • Experience the neighborhood of Hyde Park
  • Participate in community worship
  • Learn about different financial aid options
  • Meet other prospective students
  • Enjoy complimentary housing and meals

Housing and most meals during the Sampler are provided. Travel stipends may be available. Contact our Admissions Office for more information.

Sample Agenda for Our Sampler Weekend

Sunday afternoon:

  • Registration
  • Orientation and campus tour
  • Worship
  • Dinner in Greektown (downtown Chicago)


  • Breakfast with Dean and LSTC President
  • Class visits
  • All┬ácampus worship
  • Lunch with faculty
  • Tour of housing and Hyde Park
  • Discussion of candidacy, admissions and financial aid
  • Dinner in student apartments
  • Social time in Hyde Park


  • Breakfast with LSTC centers
  • Class visits
  • Morning Prayer
  • Appointments with faculty and staff
  • Lunch with LSTC students
  • Closing session in early afternoon

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