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Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Evanston, Illinois, United States
Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary serves the church, the academy, and the world by preparing public theologians and scholars. 



What has remained consistent through the histories of Garrett Biblical Institute, Evangelical Theological Seminary and the Chicago Training School has been an unwavering, core commitment to the formation of Christian leaders. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary takes great pride in this history as we celebrate over 160 years of preparing spiritual leaders.


Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is a graduate theological school that prepares skilled, bold and articulate leaders who share the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Related to the United Methodist Church, with an ecumenical and international reach, we prepare leaders who are equipped to live and proclaim the Gospel and to teach in diverse congregations and educational settings. The teaching and learning settings will be places of hospitality where we pursue respect and reconciliation in all encounters.

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Student services

The Office of Student Life uniquely serves the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary community by attending to the well-being of its students. The Dean of Students serves as chief advocate for Garrett-Evangelical students, provides oversight for Student Council (StuCo), and promotes a student-centered environment that fosters development and learning outside of the classroom.

Housing services

The Office of Residential Ministries at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary works hard to provide affordable, safe, attractive, and comfortable housing for all students who desire to live on-campus or in one of our seminary owned apartments. Close to campus, public transportation, gorgeous Lake Michigan, and all your daily living needs, our residence halls and apartments are ideally located and well maintained. 

Medical services

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary understands the importance of taking care of the body, as well as mind and spirit. Through the Seminary’s relationship with Northwestern University, Garrett-Evangelical students have opportunity to utilize Northwestern’s fitness and health facilities.

Student Life

Campus life

Garrett-Evangelical has two on-campus residence halls: Old Dorm and Loder Hall. Old Dorm offers single rooms and suites. Loder Hall offers single rooms and also has a small number of rooms available for occupancy by two students. Old Dorm and Loder Hall are equipped with Wi-Fi.

Other Facilities in Loder Hall: Coin operated laundry facilities are located on all three residential floors and in the basement of Loder Hall - these will be available for all dormitory residents. Dining facilities and the Garrett Place store are located on the first floor of Loder Hall. 

Evanston, Illinois, United States