On behalf of the Office of Student Affairs, and the entire Union Community, it is a pleasure to congratulate you on your admission to Union Theological Seminary. You are joining a community of students, faculty, and staff who share a passion for bold and graceful theological conversation, reflection, education, and praxis in response to the issues of its time.
Below is a comprehensive look at everything incoming students should complete BEFORE coming to Orientation.
The relevant data/demographic information collected in your orientation paperwork will be shared with administrative offices at Union for educational purposes. We ask that you provide consistent information, particularly when sharing your legal name.
Before you may begin your orientation paperwork, you must pay your $250 Tuition Deposit, and sign and submit your financial aid award letter. You will receive your award letter in your Union e-mail account from Melissa Desravines. The letter must be signed and submitted within two weeks from the date that you receive it. If you have any questions about Financial Aid, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Affairs | DEADLINE: ASAP
The Office of Student Affairs serves as advocates for our students during their time at seminary. Often we are the best place to go when you’re not sure what to do or whom to ask. Questions about Student Affairs? Email The Office of Student Affairs at email@example.com.
The deadline to complete the forms below is May 1. For all students admitted after May 1, please complete as soon as possible. You will not be able to register for classes on August 28 without completing the forms below.
- Submit a Health Insurance Enrollment Form or Health Insurance Waiver Form
- Submit an Immunization Form
- Submit a Disability Certificate
- Submit an Emergency Contact Form
Submit an SMS enabled phone number for Union Emergency Notification System (Optional)
- Submit the Student Directory FERPA Opt-Out Form. If you do not submit Student Directory FERPA Opt-Out form, your contact information (name, photo & email) is used in our student directory. The Student Directory is only accessible by members of the Union community.
Union Housing | DEADLINE: JUNE 1
Union Theological Seminary will operate one residence hall during the 2019 – 2020 school year; McGiffert Hall. In addition, Union will be partnering with the International House and Manhattan School of Music to provide housing options to our students. All three of these housing options are located within 1-2 blocks walk of the seminary.
Students who are still looking for housing not provided by Union Theological Seminary can review Columbia’s off-campus housing assistance. Your UNI will allow you access to this site.
Questions about Housing? Email Michael Orzechowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Services | DEADLINE: ASAP
Campus Services assists with everything from planning events on campus, requesting repairs in campus housing, and connecting with the Information Technology department. To learn more, please visit the Student Services section of the website. Questions about Campus Services? Email Michael Orzechowski at email@example.com.
For students admitted in March/April, the deadline to complete the forms below is May 1. For all other admitted students, please complete as soon as possible.
- OPTIONAL: Union offers lockers & mailbox for students who plan to live off campus. If interested, please fill out the Locker & Mailbox Request Form