Part academic seminar, part spiritual retreat, our Preview Weekend 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.

Let us help you get here! We will offer you:

  • Up to $300 in travel vouchers to help cover travel costs, including ground transportation from/to the airport.
  • Free room and board here on our beautiful campus.
  • 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.

What makes SFTS unique? 

  • SFTS reinvents education for ministry through rigorous scholarship, and a tradition of commitment to spirituality and social justice ministry in the Christian faith;
  • Our groundbreaking Center for Innovation in Ministry provides opportunities for collaborative programs in communities beyond the walls of the Seminary;
  • We are a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), which exponentially broadens your interfaith educational possibilities and experience;
  • Our historic campus is located in the pristine beauty of Marin County, just 20 minutes from the Golden Gate bridge and the wider San Francisco Bay Area.

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:

  • Spend a day as an SFTS student: attending classes, worshipping in chapel, and socializing at community lunch.
  • 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, spiritual practices, and optional one-on-one time with a spiritual director.
  • 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.

Additional Information:

  • You are encouraged to participate in the full 3 days.
  • If you choose to spend an additional night or two with us, housing is available. Please confirm departure date when you RSVP.
  • Please contact Isai Garcia, Associate Director of Admissions Operations, at 415.451.2831 or with further questions.
  • If you would like to attend Preview Weekend, 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 for Preview Weekend? 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 Isai Garcia, Associate Director of Admissions Operations, at 415.451.2831 or to set up a time.

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.