Experience LSTC for yourself!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a virtual tour and virtual open houses for prospective students via Zoom. The purpose of the open house sessions is to provide space for engagement with individuals who are discerning their call to ministry. LSTC staff are available to answer questions about seminary education opportunities and resources. Fall 2020 information will be posted here soon.
In time, in-person visits will resume. Click the links below to learn more about individual campus visits and our fun seminary sampler events. With questions or comments, reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773.256.0727.
A personalized, individual visit can be scheduled anytime. For a full LSTC experience we recommend visiting during the academic year when classes are in session (Monday-Thursday), but we will still arrange a meaningful visit for you at other times during the year.
During your visit you can sit in on classes, meet with faculty and current students, attend chapel, tour the LSTC campus and our brownstone housing, and explore the Hyde Park neighborhood and downtown Chicago. You will also have the opportunity to meet with Admissions staff and discuss degree programs and financial aid.
Seminary Sampler is a typically a three-day event designed for those who want to immerse themselves in what it means to be a seminarian in Hyde Park. In addition to experiencing all the activities of an individual visit, Seminary Sampler participants meet other individuals discerning a call to ministry, enjoy a meal in Chicago’s vibrant Greektown neighborhood, engage in conversation with LSTC’s president, meet the faculty, and spend time with current students. Housing and meals during the event are provided; travel stipends are available. Spouses, partners and parents are invited to attend.
The 2020 Fall Seminary Sampler is a multi-day virtual event. Each evening there will be specific information sessions focused on various aspects of life at LSTC. Participants will also be able to select from a number of courses, offered mainly during the day time hours, to attend via Zoom. Participants may free to attend as much or as little of the event as desired.
Seminary Sampler Dates
Fall: October 26-29, 2020. Click here to register for our Fall Sampler.
Spring: February 27-March 1, 2021. Click here to register for our Spring Sampler.
Housing and Transportation
Guest housing is available for all prospective student events and visits. Travel stipends are also usually available. LSTC will coordinate transportation to/from all major airports, bus stations, train stations, and public transportation hubs. If flying, we recommend you use Midway Airport as it is close to LSTC, but we also coordinate transportation to/from O’Hare.