Student Orientation

Welcome to CTS! We understand serious theological study can be challenging. So we try to make it as easy and comfortable as possible. We are excited to welcome our new students to this vibrant learning community. As with any new endeavor there are a number of things you must do get started. This page is designed as a central repository of all the information you receive and may need to access during the orientation process. Refer to it as often as you need to in order to complete your necessary tasks, and later as a point of reference to anything you may forget along the way.



The five basic steps of the orientation process:

  1. Moodle Orientation Modules: Moodle is our online learning portal. Every incoming student must complete the orientation modules that contain important information like the who, what, where and when of CTS including registration, financial aid and other necessary documentation. You must complete these in order to register for classes, so don’t delay!
  2. Immunization Form: Every student must complete and submit a Student Immunization Form and hand or mail deliver to CTS.
  3. Passport Photo: Please send a standard U.S. passport size photo either hand delivered or mailed to:
    Chicago Theological Seminary
    Attention: Michele Carr
    1407 E 60th Street
    Chicago, IL 60637
  4. Government ID: Please upload a copy of your government ID (license, passport, etc.) to the Moodle Site.
  5. Register for Orientation Retreat: The Orientation retreat is REQUIRED for all face-to-face students and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for all online students. Face-to-face students with a valid exception should petition the orientation committee. ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE the registration form to inform us of your intentions.

New Student Contacts:

Here are some contacts and resources to help you with your transition. Please contact Lisa Goods with questions about Community Life and the Orientation process, and Emily Vogt about Orientation Events.


portrait of Rev. Lisa M. Goods

Rev. Lisa M. Goods

Director of Community Life

portrait of Emily Vogt

Emily Vogt

Assistant Dean for Academic Administration

This page is password protected and intended only for enrolled students. If you have been accepted and do not have the password, please contact Lisa Goods at or 773.896.2424 for access.