the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Student Life

The purpose of Student Life at Southern is to encourage, equip, and care for the students of Southern Seminary outside the classroom. We accomplish this purpose by providing activities, events, and student organizations that provide a platform for students to connect, learn, and engage. We also provide help and care alongside students’ local churches in times of crisis. For Student Life updates, follow us on Twitter at @SBTSStudentLife.


Kick-off Cookout


Thursday, August 28  •  11:00am-1:00pm  •  Alumni Chapel Lawn

Enter to Win an iPad Mini at this year’s Kick-off Cookout! Students, families, and faculty are invited to fellowship on the lawn over games, giveaways, food, and conversation immediately following chapel.  iPad winner will be announced at 11:20am.



Tuesday, August 26  •  7:00-9:00pm  •  Heritage Hall

All Boyce and Southern women (student wives, faculty wives, staff, and students) are invited to join us for refreshments, door prizes, and a program in which faculty wives invest in those participating.

Join us for our kick-off event, “Thrive in Louisville.” The evening will include frozen yogurt, door prizes, time for meeting others, and favorite local Louisville recommendations from our faculty wives.



The seminary community gathers to worship in Alumni Chapel on Tuesday and Thursday at ten o’clock, and all offices close.Boyce College conducts periodic chapels on Wednesday. Student-led prayer groups meet regularly. More Information →

Student Organizations

Student Organizations strive to develop community, communication and spiritual growth within the institutional community. The policy manual for all student organizations is available from the Student Associate for Councils and Organizations, who supervises all official activity. More Information →


That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.