Next Steps

Next Steps: An event for prospective students and their families

July 7-8, 2017

Next Steps is geared toward prospective students and their families. This two-day event provides participants an opportunity to connect with the Concordia Seminary community. From visiting the campus to experiencing life with Seminary families, participants find answers to many nagging questions about how to care for your family while attending Seminary.

Participants learn a lot of useful information about housing, moving companies, employment, health care and child care information, schools, and much more. Children have supervised recreation time during the informational sessions. The panel discussion features current Seminary families answering questions with honest answers from their own experiences. On Friday night, participants are invited to attend an informal BBQ in the Woods (the nickname for married student on-campus housing).

Saturday includes fun events for the whole family. A farewell picnic in nearby Forest Park concludes the formal events.

Tentative schedule

9 a.m. Check-in on campus
9:35 a.m. Chapel
9:55 a.m. Coffee
10:30 a.m. Campus tour
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12 p.m. Break
1 p.m. Parents — devotion & overview — Loeber II (5 yrs. & older until 4 p.m.)

Supervised recreation for older children and quiet time for younger children is provided. Loeber Hall guest rooms will be available for parents who would like to have a quiet place for naps and quiet time with their children.

1:30 p.m. Panel discussion and fellowship — Loeber II
3 p.m. Financial aid — Loeber II
3:45 p.m. Housing — Loeber II
4:30 p.m. Break and family time
5:15 p.m. BBQ in the Woods (weather permitting)
6:30 p.m. Return to hotel for the evening

Breakfast at your hotel

8:30 a.m. Devotion — hotel
8:45 a.m. Admissions process — hotel
9:30 a.m. Depart for Forest Park
11:30 a.m. Return to campus for brunch — Wartburg Commons
1 p.m. Closing — Chapel of St. Eunice and St. Louis

Registration and travel
There is no registration fee. Housing and meals during the event will be provided by Concordia Seminary. Please bring a Bible. Participants are responsible for their own transportation. If arriving by air, bus, or train, please provide your full itinerary as we do provide complimentary shuttles from the airport, and bus and train terminals.

Registration deadline is June 15.

Register online here, or mail a completed registration form to:

Admissions Office
Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105

For more information, call 800-822-9545 or email
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