Part academic seminar, part spiritual retreat, the SFTS Preview Days will introduce you to our robust theological education and inclusive and reflective community over two days in Marin County, California. This is a perfect opportunity to explore our innovative degree programs, courses, and beautiful campus, meet faculty and students, and explore the area surrounding the seminary grounds.

airplane-graphicLet us help you get here! We will offer you:

  • Travel vouchers to help cover travel costs, including ground transportation from/to the airport.
  • Free room and board here on our beautiful campus in Marin County, California.
  • Application fees waived if you apply to one of our programs while you’re here.
  • Generous financial aid and scholarship opportunities for those who qualify.

While here, we will help you discern your call. We will offer information on programs you may be interested in:

  • Our residential ministry degree programs, built upon our values of spirituality and social justice, engage students in life-learning experiences needed for a global community.
  • Continuing education classes for Christian ordination or a Doctor of Ministry. Our theology courses offer a challenging and motivating curriculum for those seeking meaningful change.
  • The only campus-based Clinical Pastoral Education program in the country. If you are considering working as a chaplain to a community in need, our flexible, community-based program will foster meaningful encounters with persons in crisis and need.
  • Spiritual self-care: how to pay attention and respond to the presence of God in your life, and care for your spirit so that you can serve others with empathy and compassion.

You are invited to join SFTS faculty and staff for a brief and casual preview that will introduce you to the robust theological education and reflective community environment offered here.

During your visit, you will:

  • Get to know the campus community through structured discussions and informal gatherings with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Learn about the wealth and diversity of resources available through our relationship with the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
  • Explore your own sense of call to ministry through meaningful worship and spiritual practices
  • Consider where you would live, what classes you would take, and how you would fund your SFTS education through conversations with our Student Life staff.
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of our San Anselmo campus nestled in the foothills of Mount Tamalpais, surrounded by the magnificence of God’s creation.
  • Explore the sights and attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area. We are located 45 minutes from California’s Wine Country to the north, 35 minutes from downtown San Francisco to the south, and the rugged pacific coastline featuring Point Reyes and Tomales Bay to the west.

Additional Information:

  • You are encouraged to participate in the full 2 days, beginning June 21 and concluding June 23, mid-day.
  • If you choose to spend an additional night or two with us, housing is available. Please confirm departure date when you RSVP.
  • Please contact Kristin Dableo-Martel, Assistant Director of Admissions, at 415.451.2831 or with further questions.
  • If you would like to attend Preview Days, please register here and a member of the Enrollment team will contact you to discuss your travel and specific area of interest here at SFTS.

Can’t make it in June? Don’t worry!

If you would like a personal tour at a time more convenient to you, we’d be happy to show you around.  Please contact Kristin Dableo-Martel, Assistant Director of Admissions, at 415.451.2831 or We also will have additional Inquirers Weekends dates planned throughout 2017 and 2018.

About San Francisco Theological Seminary

With a tradition of commitment to spiritual formation and social justice in the Christian faith, the San Francisco Theological Seminary offers rigorous graduate and certificate programs to suit wherever you may be on your path of faith and service, regardless of faith tradition. We are a welcoming Presbyterian (USA) seminary located in San Anselmo, California, and our students have access to a broad range of interfaith courses through our partner institutions in the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California.

We teach you HOW to think, not WHAT to think because your individual light is a unique gift for the world. Our purpose is to create a rich environment of innovation and nurturing to safely and boldly cultivate your own calling.

Need more information?

For more information about this event or about attending SFTS, please contact the SFTS Office of Admissions at 415.451.2831, 1.800.447.8820 ext. 831, or We look forward to hearing from you!