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Official Visit Days

Spend a day with us! Visiting campus is a great way to see if this might be the right place for you to take the next steps in your theological education.  Official visit days typically include conversations with current students and admissions staff, attending a class, and a tour of the campus. 

Our official visit days for the 2019-20 academic year are listed below. We continue to welcome individual visits and encourage interested visitors to follow the links below.

October 18, 2019: Pathways Conference

Now more than ever, it is essential for people of faith to engage in the most challenging struggles of our time. Growing economic inequality and ecological devastation are at the center of the struggle for justice around the world. At Vanderbilt we know that a better world is possible and we believe that what we do here can prepare people to be activists across disciplines in religious organizations, nonprofits, governments, and other sectors. This conference bring together many of the resources available at Vanderbilt to allow for engagement, inquiry, and reflection about new approaches to addressing the most pressing issues of economic justice in our communities and greater society.



 October 23rd, 2019: Joint Divinity School/Seminary Recruiting Event

Join representatives from Vanderbilt Divinity School, Candler School of Theology (Emory University), Union Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, University of Chicago Divinity School, & Wake Forest School of Divinity for an evening of conversation and light refreshments.



 October 30, 2019: Webinar Visit Event

We invite you to spend a couple of hours in exploration to see if graduate theological education might be the next step in your vocational journey. Come spend some time with us and see if Vanderbilt Divinity School is right for you!



  November 14, 2019: Cole Lecture 

This lecture engages with the person, thought, and work––the theo-ethical praxis of Professor Katie Geneva Cannon. The lecture sketches the aims of the (Western European) theological canon in relation to the aims of that preeminent theo-ethical scholar Katie Geneva Cannon, then contrasts Cannon’s praxis with Western practices of canon formation, and, finally, considers the impact and influence of the canon, cannons, and Cannon on theology and ethics.


Individual Campus Visits

Vanderbilt Divinity School welcomes individual campus visits if you are unable to attend one of our Official Visit Days. We strongly encourage individual visits to occur on Mondays or Wednesdays when classes are in session so that you can participate in community life activities and visit a class.

To schedule an individual visit, please click here to request a specific visit date. Have questions? Contact or call (615)343-3963.

Admissions on the Road

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