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Visit Campus

Welcome

Stop by our Welcome Center for visitor information, guest housing check-in, and/or maps for self-guided campus tours. It also serves as a relaxing and friendly meeting area for our community, complete with fresh coffee and free internet access.

Prospective Students

Although our 2020 Fall Visit Day is over, the Zoom webinar was recorded and is available by clicking here.

still photo of video of Markham

A timeline of the various sessions and where they can be found in the video is listed for your convenience.

0:00 – Dean’s Welcome (The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.)

14:56 – Academics at VTS (The Rev. Melody Knowles, Ph.D.)

30:20 – Faculty Panel: The Rev. James W. Farwell, Ph.D. The Rev. Judy Fentress-Williams, Ph.D. The Rev. Mark Jefferson, Ph.D. Elisabeth M. Kimball, Ph.D. The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Hannah Matis, Ph.D. The Rev. Katherine Sonderegger, Ph.D.

1:12:37 – Intro to Worship at VTS (The Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes ’91 and Marty Wheeler Burnett, D.Min.)

1:28:23 – Living in Community at VTS (The Rev. Ruthanna Hooke, Ph.D.)

1:41:32 – Bishop Payne Library Intro (Mitzi Jarrett Budde, D.Min.)

1:57:04 – Student Panel

From Dulles Airport
Take Dulles Access Road to I-66 East (Dulles Access Road becomes I-66). Follow this to Highway 110. Get on Highway 110 (only goes one direction). Follow this to Interstate 395 South (Shirley Highway), exiting at the Seminary Road East exit. Continue east on Seminary Road through 6 traffic signals. Turn left at the driveway entrance of Trotter Road immediately before the Seminary post office. Handicap accessible parking spots are available throughout campus, including next to Sparrow Hall, Addison Academic Center, the Welcome Center, and the Scott Lounge/Refectory.

From Washington, DC
Take Interstate 395 (Shirley Highway) south to the Seminary Road East exit. Continue east on Seminary Road through 6 traffic signals. Turn left at the driveway entrance of Trotter Road immediately before the Seminary post office. Handicap accessible parking spots are available throughout campus, including next to Sparrow Hall, Addison Academic Center, the Welcome Center, and the Scott Lounge/Refectory.

From Richmond, VA
Take Interstate 95 to Interstate 395 (Shirley Highway) north to the Seminary Road East exit. Continue east on Seminary Road through 6 traffic signals. Turn left at the driveway entrance of Trotter Road immediately before the Seminary post office. Handicap accessible parking spots are available throughout campus, including next to Sparrow Hall, Addison Academic Center, the Welcome Center, and the Scott Lounge/Refectory.

From Interstate 495/Beltway and Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Take the Telegraph Road North exit from the Beltway (exit 176). Follow the “Landmark” sign to Duke Street West (Rte. 236). Pass the Alexandria Commons Shopping Center then turn right onto Quaker Lane. At the first traffic signal turn left onto Seminary Road. Turn right at the driveway entrance to Trotter Road immediately after the Seminary post office. Handicap accessible parking spots are available throughout campus, including next to Sparrow Hall, Addison Academic Center, the Welcome Center, and the Scott Lounge/Refectory.

From Tyson’s Corner
From Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) take Interstate 395 to the Seminary Road East exit, proceed east on Seminary Road through 6 traffic signals. Turn left at the driveway entrance of Trotter Road immediately before the Seminary post office. Handicap accessible parking spots are available throughout campus, including next to Sparrow Hall, Addison Academic Center, the Welcome Center, and the Scott Lounge/Refectory.

Public Transportation
The nearest Metro (subway) stop is the King Street Metro. It is on the Yellow and Blue Metro Lines, which also run by Reagan National Airport. The Seminary is on the 28A Metro bus line and the AT2 Alexandria DASH bus line, both of which service the King Street Metro station.

The Metro is the best way to get around the city of Washington, DC, and surrounding areas. The closest Metro stop to VTS is the King Street Station which is about 3 miles in the direction of Old Town, Alexandria. The AT2 DASH bus connects the campus to King Street Station. (Metro and Dash – websites and downloadable apps]

Parking is available on campus free of charge in the lots closest to the Seminary Road entrance, closest to Coffield Refectory and the Guest Houses. No parking passes are required.

Download the Campus Map

We welcome prospective students, alumni, family and friends, and groups visiting on Seminary or church-related business to stay in our guest housing. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Vannessa McCormick, vmccormick@vts.edu.

You are always welcome to join us for any of our community worship services, which are usually held three times a day, Monday-Friday. The worship schedule can be found here.

Our campus also offers many beautiful, quiet spaces for private worship, reflection, or meditation.

The Oratory Room and The Octagon Room extend from the side of Immanuel Chapel.

The Chapel Garden ~ Located on the site of the 1881 Chapel that was destroyed by fire in 2010, this is a favorite space for students, faculty, staff, and neighborhood friends to gather and reflect. The Chapel Garden is also used for baptisms, weddings, funerals, and worship.

St. Cyprian’s Labyrinth ~ Found behind the Chapel Garden, facing Quaker Road.

The Cemetery ~ Established in 1876, the cemetery is the final resting place for many faculty and family members who faithfully served this community. It faces Quaker Road.

The Seminary offers three options for dining on campus:

1823 ~ Our on-campus pub

The Flamingo ~ Our student-run coffeehouse, located on the lower level of the Addison Academic Center

The Refectory ~ Serving buffet-style meals to Seminary students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors.