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: July 15
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.
- Submit a Health Insurance Enrollment Form or Health Insurance Waiver Form
- Submit an Immunization Form
- 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: July 15
Union Theological Seminary will operate two residence halls during the 2020 – 2021 school year; McGiffert Hall and Hastings Hall. Click here to learn more about Union Housing.
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: July 15
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