Visiting VTS
Information for Prospective Student Visitors:  The Admissions Office looks forward to hosting all Master's level applicants for a visit to the VTS campus to experience the rhythms of life in this community by attending worship and classes, and by interacting with students, faculty, and staff during the application process.

Opportunities to visit campus (and, if you have applied, to have your admissions interview) are offered on specified days.  If you are unable to attending on one of the following scheduled visit days, please be in touch with us at to make alternate arrangements. 

Please click here to register for a visit.  

Friday, April 5
Wednesday, April 10
Wednesday, April 17
Friday, April 26
Wednesday, May 1
Monday, May 6

On each of the visit days, prospective students will attend worship with the community, sit in on a class, have a tour of campus, enjoy meals in the refectory, and have opportunities to meet students and faculty.   We will provide your overnight accommodations for 1-2 nights as our guest in conjunction with your visit, and your meals will be provided in our refectory. Individual admissions interviews will be scheduled for those who have requested them and who submit their complete application files to the VTS admissions office no later than two weeks ahead of the visit day.

Informational Visits and Admissions Interview scheduling
An Admissions Interview is a required part of the application process. Typically interviews are held when the prospective student visits campus. As mentioned above, these can be arranged with advanced notice and when all application materials have been received.

However, in some cases prospective students may wish to visit campus before making application, to gather information and experience the community here so that they can then further discern whether VTS is the seminary they are being called to for their preparation for ordination.

If a prospective student visits VTS for an informational visit, and then subsequently decides to submit an application, it may be possible to arrange for a SKYPE or telephone interview, if a second trip to campus is not possible. Contact the Admissions Office for details.

Informal Appointments with Admissions Office Staff
It is also possible to make an appointment to meet with Admissions Office staff on a more informal basis, to ask questions and gather some preliminary information before committing to a day-long visit. These appointments would not include other activities. Please contact the admissions office at to arrange an appointment to talk with a member of the admissions team.

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Hours of Operation

Welcome Center
703-370-6600 or
toll free at 1-800-941-0083

M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
Sun & Holidays: Closed

Administrative Offices
703-370-6600 or
toll free at 1-800-941-0083

M-F: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Bishop Payne Library
M-Th: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
(during academic year)
Fri: 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sun: 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Butterfly House
M-F: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory