Get a taste of seminary life! Join us online for our fall Seminary Sampler Oct. 24-25 and in-person Oct. 26. September 13, 2022

LSTC’s Seminary Sampler is the perfect way for prospective students to get a taste of seminary life. Samplers, offered in the fall and spring, help you to become familiar with our campus, our community and our academic programs. 

During Seminary Sampler you will meet faculty, staff and students who can help you discern whether LSTC is right for you. Questions about our academic program, housing and financial aid will be answered and you’ll be able to join us for worship and sit in on a class. 

Most importantly, you’ll hear from others what it’s like to be part of the vibrant, diverse and caring community of LSTC—what it’s like to study, and possibly live, at the leading urban Lutheran seminary. 

LSTC is proud to equip students for visionary ministry in this country and globally. We hope you’ll be one of them!

To register for the online Oct. 24-25 Sampler:

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Register by Oct. 14 to receive an LSTC welcome package.

SAMPLE Schedule for online Seminary Sampler

Day 1

11 a.m. Welcome
11:15 a.m. Chapel service (Zoom)
NOON Discernment conversation, student panel and lunch
2 p.m. Overview of degree programs
3 p.m. Introduction to our Learning, Resource and Writing Center

Day 2

12:15 p.m. International student panel and lunch
1:30 p.m. Learn about financial aid
2 p.m. Learn about housing
2:30 p.m. Learn about community life
3 p.m. Sending and farewell

SAMPLE Schedule for in-person evening Seminary Sampler

4:30 p.m. LSTC overview
*degree programs
5:30 p.m. Campus tour
6-7 p.m. Dinner with Admissions and current students
7:15 p.m. Wrap up and sending: Go in peace!

New this academic year: LSTC Seminary Sampler Night on campus—Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Similar to the two-day Sampler, but designed for commuters and local prospective students to:
  • discover how to thrive as a part-time/commuter student
  • explore your call and learn about our diverse academic programs
  • sit in on a Fall 2022 class during the week
  • share a meal with faculty, staff and students
  • learn about the LSTC admissions process, including information about student services and financial aid

Dinner is provided.  Spouses and partners are invited to attend. Childcare available.

Register by Oct. 14 to receive an LSTC welcome package.

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The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.

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