New Student Information


Dear Students,

Welcome to St. Vladimir's Seminary! May the Lord bless you in all your endeavors during the forthcoming semester and throughout your seminary career.

One of the beloved icons in our chapel is the icon of Christ holding a Gospel Book open to the words “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit” (John 15:16). Take some time to visit the icon; it will remind you of why you are here, that the initiative for your coming is not your own, but the Lord’s.

Remember also that the time you spend here is a gift. It is meant to prepare you for service in Christ’s Church. We hope that you will use this time not only to learn about our Faith but also to learn about yourself. We hope that you will use this time not only for training and formation but also to deepen your love for the Lord. We wish you the very best in this, your first semester of studies and prayer at St Vladimir’s Seminary.

Yours in Christ,

Dr. John Barnet
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The Rev. Dr David Mezynski
Associate Dean for Student Affairs


Fall 2016 Orientation

Friday, August 26 (3:00 pm) through Sunday, August 28

The orientation program at St. Vladimir's Seminary includes not only informational sessions to introduce new students to seminary life but also a series of structured activities for students to explore the nature of Christian vocation and begin building community. For this reason, orientation is required for all incoming degree candidates, part-time as well as full-time, and encouraged for non-degree students.
» Fall 2016 Orientation Schedule


Disability Services

Disability Services at St Vladimir’s Seminary helps to ensure equal educational access and opportunity for all members of our community. The Office of the Chancellor oversees Disability Services and works individually with students to create an effective and comprehensive accommodation plan in accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act states:

No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 7(20), shall solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

In its mission to train priests, theologians, and educated laity, St Vladimir’s Seminary strives to embrace and support all those who answer the Lord’s call to serve in His vineyard. Disability Services works with administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure that students with disabilities have reasonable and appropriate accommodations. The seminary will offer reasonable aids and services to assist otherwise qualified persons in achieving success in its programs, services, and facilities.
» Frequently Asked Questions

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION

1. Registration of Disability. Applicants who have been accepted for admission, or current students who seek accommodation for a disability, are encouraged to contact Ann Sanchez, Disability Services Access Coordinator (Rangos G10, x323), as soon as possible to begin the process of developing an accommodation plan. Students are not eligible to receive academic and/or campus accommodations until they have registered their disability with the Disability Services Access Coordinator, nor does Disability Services grant accommodations retroactively. If new accommodations are needed, students must meet with Disability Services to discuss adjusting the accommodation plan and provide updated documentation, if needed.

2. Procedure. Students who seek academic and/or campus accommodation for disability must provide the Disability Services Access Coordinator with the following information:

  • Identification of disability and supporting documentation;
  • Detailed explanation of how the disability currently affects and substantially limits the student’s ability in the academic and/or campus setting;
  • List of accommodations the student may have received in the past; and
  • List of accommodations the student is requesting at St Vladimir’s Seminary.

3. Examples of Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations vary for each student depending upon type of disability, needs, and supporting documentation. Examples of accommodations the seminary has provided to students include, but are not limited to, early registration, academic coaching and academic support services, including part-time study, extended test-taking time, assistance with books in alternative formats, and assistance in accessing campus buildings. Students are responsible, however, for arranging certain personal services, such as attendant care, mobility training, and transportation

4. Requirement to Submit Requests Each Semester. Current students are responsible for submitting accommodation requests—to the Disability Services Access Coordinator—each semester, indicating the specific courses and/or activities involved and the accommodations sought in each case. Students must then pick up their letters in person and give the letters directly to their professors after class or during office hours, or to supervisors in the case of non-academic activities. This process allows students to self-identify and begin to discuss accommodations with their professors. We encourage all students to have a conversation with their professor about how they learn best.


Federal Student Loans

General information on Federal Student Loans may be found in the Academic Catalog. To apply for a direct loan for the first time, please submit the following form to Ann Sanchez, Immigration Services and Direct Lending Counselor (Rangos G10, x323):
» Loan Application Form and Instructions


Medical Forms

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 25

The following forms must be submitted to Nina Matusiak, Student Affairs Administrator (Rangos 117, x348), by August 25. Students who do not submit all required forms and supporting documentation by the deadline—incomplete or inaccurate forms will not be accepted—will not be permitted to register or attend classes. Students who submit forms after the deadline will be charged a late registration fee of $50. If all medical forms are not on file with the Student Affairs Administrator within thirty (30) days after classes begin, students will be administratively withdrawn from the seminary.
» Proof of Insurance Form
» Vaccination Form

Vaccination Statements:
» MMR Vaccination Statement
» Meningitis Vaccination Statement

Note for MDiv students: Completion of a pre-admission physical is required for Clinical Pastoral Education. The physical, which is sometimes performed by the sponsoring hospital at no additional cost to the student, includes a TB test and proof of MMR vaccination.


On-Campus Vehicle Registration

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: First Friday of the Semester

Students who park a vehicle on seminary property are required to maintain legal registration and insurance for their vehicle. Students with a legally registered and properly insured vehicle will, upon completing the Seminary’s vehicle registration form, be issued a  parking sticker for the current academic year at no cost, if completed on time. To receive a sticker, students must submit the vehicle registration form and a copy of their registration and insurance information to Nina Matusiak, Student Affairs Administrator (Rangos 117, x348), by the first Friday of the semester. Students who do not submit the vehicle registration form and required documentation by the deadline will be charged a parking sticker fee of $50.
» Vehicle Registration Form