Southern Seminary Preview Day

April 17th, 2020

If you’re called to teach the Bible, you need to know the Bible. Theological training is essential to gospel ministry.

Experience the trusted ministry training available at Southern Seminary during Preview Day on April 17th, 2020.

For just $25, we will cover your two nights of lodging as well as all your meals on Preview Day. Attendees are also automatically entered to win one of several $1000 scholarships.
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Why Southern Seminary?

For more than 150 years, we have been training men and women for gospel service to the ends of the earth.

Come be our guest and learn first-hand why thousands choose SBTS every year for trusted gospel training.

What will you experience at Preview Day?

Meet Faculty

As you consider Southern Seminary, it is important to us that you get to know the faculty under whom you will study. Preview Day guests will spend extensive time with the “deepest bench” of faculty in theological education. Besides gaining helpful information about degree programs and practical issues, we will worship and pray together as we seek to honor the Lord in our obedience to him.

“The faculty lecture on Jesus as the Teacher-Philosopher was phenomenal, and I could have sat there for hours scribbling away with notes.” – Preview attendee

Learn how to "Make it Work"

No doubt you have many questions when counting the cost for seminary, like: “How will I pay for it? What type of employment opportunities exist? How will my family fit into Louisville?” Preview Day is all about answering these questions. You’ll have the chance to hear from staff, students, and employers throughout the day.

“It was wonderful to meet staff and students who previously made the move to Louisville. We felt much more comfortable with the decision to move our family after attending Preview Day.” – Preview attendee

See the Campus

You will take a tour with a well-trained guide to explain the history and heritage of our school, and what it’s like as a student at SBTS. We also realize that housing is at the top of many people’s priority list. For this reason we have optional time for a campus housing tour where you will see different on campus housing options with varying floor plans, locations, and accommodations depending on your needs.

“The campus tour was my favorite part of the day. I could envision myself walking to class in just a few short months.” – Preview attendee

Enjoy Dinner with Faculty

The faculty dinner is a great time for you to enjoy a wonderful meal and converse with faculty, student ambassadors, and other prospective students. After dinner, you’re invited to an informal Q & A time with Dr. Mohler. This time, along with the dessert reception at the Mohlers’ home, allows our President to share some of his personal life and gives great insight into his vision for Southern Seminary.

“My wife and I’s conversation with Dr. York and his wife at the end of the day particularly impacted me, and we left feeling a greater comfort at the prospect of moving to Southern” – Preview attendee

Attending T4G 2020? End the week with Preview Day!

If you’re attending the 2020 Together for the Gospel Conference in Louisville April 14-16, we’d love to host you Friday for SBTS Preview Day. For just $25, we will cover 2 nights of lodging during your stay in Louisville for Preview Day!*

Any prospective student interested in attending Preview Day is welcome, even if you are not attending T4G.

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Friday, April 17th

8 – 9 a.m. Check-in
Sesquicentennial Pavilion
8:15 – 10 a.m. Breakfast and Welcome
Heritage Hall
9:25 – 9:50 a.m. Worship & “Preparing for Ministry” with Provost Hall
10 – 11:15 a.m. Campus Tour
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Preview Day Group Photo
Towery Plaza
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Programming
1:15 – 2:25 p.m. Faculty Lecture
Experience a sample class from our world-renowned faculty.
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

  • Financial Aid
  • Making It Work: Housing and Employment Opportunities
  • International Students
  • Gaining Ministry Experience While in Seminary
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Doctoral students visit the Common Room
Doctoral Common Room, Library
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Information Fair and Housing Tours
Sesquicentennial Pavilion
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. On-Campus Housing Tours (Optional)
4:00 – 5:45 p.m. Music Scholarship Auditions (Optional)
Cooke Hall
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Break
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Dinner with Faculty
Heritage Hall
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. After Dinner Dialogue with R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Alumni Chapel
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. President’s Dessert Reception
President and Mrs. Mohler’s home

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Questions can be directed to the Office of Admissions at Southern Seminary:

*Preview Day Lodging Information

  • Preview Day hotel reservations are pre-arranged at select Louisville hotels by the admissions office on Thursday (4/16) and Friday (4/17) nights. If you require additional nights outside of Thursday and Friday it is the student’s responsibility to book the additional nights.
  • We will notify all Preview guests which hotel holds their reservation by the end of the day on Monday, April 13th.
  • Preview attendees who register and indicate the need for hotel lodging are guaranteed hotel lodging for Thursday and/or Friday night(s). There is no need to re-confirm with admissions, but any questions are welcome.
  • T4G attendees: Hotel rooms for Preview Day will be booked by admissions at either the Legacy Hotel or other off-site hotels. It is not possible for us to cover hotel rooms on your existing reservation for T4G. Please be prepared to move to one of our partner hotels for 2 nights of complimentary lodging on Thursday and Friday if requested.
  • Hotel lodging is covered for prospective students attending their first Preview Day, and their immediate family members.
  • You must attend all Preview Day activities on Friday, April 17th to qualify for complimentary lodging.
  • If you are attending Preview Day as part of a group or a large immediate family, please notate this on your registration form so that we can reserve the appropriate size and number of hotel rooms.
  • Transportation to and from Louisville International Airport is provided if arriving on Thursday, please indicate on your registration form if you require airport transportation with your flight number.

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