What is Seminary for a Day?
Seminary for a Day is a free, campus-wide event that gives prospective students the opportunity to experience WSC’s campus, community, and classes firsthand. Register today!
Soak up some SoCal sun during a campus tour and experience the unique benefits of a residential education model, with face-to-face interactions both inside and outside of the classroom.
Sit in on an hour or two of live lectures from our team of committed pastor-scholars and learn more about life at WSC.
Get to know some of our faculty and current students during live Q&A sessions and a fellowship lunch just for SFAD participants.
Enjoy authentic Mexican food, relax at a nearby beach, or visit one of San Diego’s many exciting attractions while you’re in the area!
Upcoming Seminary for a Day Events
March 17, 2023
Check back soon for information about our 2023-24 SFAD dates!
“Seminary for a Day had a big influence on my decision to come to WSC. Getting to see the campus and personally talk with professors and students helped me get to know the atmosphere of the school, which was important because I was considering moving across the country. I remember calling my wife...and saying,
"IF WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN, I REALLY WANT TO GO HERE.’”
–jered jeter, Master of Divinity
“I appreciate everything that went into Seminary for a Day! I saw that the faculty is wonderful and I now feel equipped to make a decision.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Seminary for a Day event should I attend?
Each of our SFAD events are planned with prospective students in mind, so you are welcome to register for whichever date works best with your schedule. Some students choose to visit before beginning their application to WSC, while others prefer to wait until they’ve received an admissions decision before making the trip. Contact us today to talk with an admissions team member about the best course of action for your unique circumstances.
How do I register for Seminary for a Day?
Fill out the registration form and select your preferred SFAD date. We’ll follow up with you about any lodging or transportation needs and send you a complete schedule of the day’s events.
Can WSC help cover my travel expenses for Seminary for a Day?
At WSC, we think that an in-person visit is the best way for you to experience our campus, classes, and community firsthand. So we offer a limited number of $400 travel grants to prospective students to help cover the cost of your travel expenses to and from our campus in sunny Southern California.
These funds can be applied to one of our Seminary for a Day events, or to a personal visit which can be scheduled at any time. We would be happy to reimburse you up to $400 for a variety of travel expenses including airfare, car rental, or gas.
Contact our admissions team today to learn more about travel grant eligibility!
Where will I stay during Seminary for a Day?
Depending on availability, we can arrange for prospective students to stay with current students, faculty, or local church members for free for up to two nights. Staying with members of the seminary community gives you an even better glimpse into life at WSC. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in staying with a member of our community. There are also a number of nice hotels near campus that we are happy to recommend.
Will I need to provide my own transportation during Seminary for a Day?
If you plan to travel by plane, we recommend that you fly into the San Diego airport (SAN) and rent a car for the duration of your trip, especially if you want to explore beautiful Southern California while you’re here. If you just need rides back and forth from San Diego airport to campus, we would be happy to arrange for a member of the seminary community to do that for free.
Where is WSC Located?
The seminary’s address is 1725 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027. The Office of Admissions is located in the Front Office. When you arrive to campus (from Boyle), stay to the right and you will find the seminary’s main gate. Use the callbox on your left to contact our Front Office Assistance (use the number for “Guests/Deliveries”). You will receive more specific arrival instructions via email prior to your visit. More information about our Southern California location can be found here.