Date: September 8, 2023
The Welcome Center has seen many iterations over the years. In February 2022 the Board of Trustees approved new designs for the Welcome Center. The space has been closed for these renovations for over a year, but we are now proud to announce that the Welcome Center is once again open.
The wonderful renovation includes, on the main floor, a welcome desk with a few VTS shop items and panels that explain the history and nature of the Seminary. Then on the lower level, you will find an extraordinary exhibit space, focusing on St. Nicholas and the Holy Family.
The Seminary community is invited to walk through the space immediately following morning Eucharist on Monday, September 11, 2023. The Welcome Center will be staffed and open for visitors Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Unlike a generic Welcome Center found at other graduate schools, this one seeks to reflect the distinctive values of VTS. As one admires the extraordinary exhibits, the guest learns that this is a place focused on the Incarnation. Both exhibits are linked with Christmas. We are a Christmas people trusting that God is made manifest in the babe from Bethlehem
We look forward to you enjoying all the space has to offer.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President Virginia Theological Seminary and President of The General Theological Seminary