Thank you for your confirmation!

     We look forward to having you with us as part of our community. If you have questions about the next steps, please contact Julie Dishman,
     Director of Recruitment & Admissions,, 765-983-1523.

What to do and expect once you have confirmed your admission to ESR:

  • In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and concerns for our students' and faculty members' health, August Intensives will be "Residential Optional". For Fall Semester, students who have been accepted as residential students and who are receiving a residential-based scholarship will be expected to attend residentially if at all possible (or they may defer admission until Fall 21). More information will be shared soon.

  • We have assigned an advisor to confer with you about classes. You will get an e-mail of introduction in the next week or so. Please review the course schedule for the upcoming term as well as the academic calendar at the Seminary Academic Services website. You will need to sign in as a guest

  • Seminary Computer Services will send you e-mails with the usernames and passwords required to access Zimbra (email), Banner Self-Service (registration system), and Moodle (contains course syllabi, as well as the websites for online courses). 

  • After you have spoken with your advisor and have received the usernames and passwords from Seminary Computing Services , follow these directions to register.

New Student Orientation

This information may change as we make adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check this page and watch for email about how ESR will handle the August Intensive and Fall classes. This information is also on the ESR Admitted Student group on Facebook - (email for an invite)

  • Pre-Orientation Meet & Greet with new and current ESR students and faculty/staff, 4pm, Thursday, July 16 - 

  • A suggested Pre-Orientation online event: a Zoom "Happy Hour" with new ESR and Bethany students, and selected staff/faculty, on Wednesday, July 22 at 5pm -

  • Moodle Training with Ryan Frame, Thursday, July 23 at Noon-1pm -

  • A suggested online seminar on July 30, 1-2pm, presented by ESR professor Grace Ji-Sun Kim, and Bethany professor Denise Kettering-Lane - "Exploring the Holy Spirit - Mover and Shaker of Ideas and Actions -

  • A suggested online conference on July 31-August 2, 2-3:30pm, "Courageous Leadership: Embracing Difference and Facing Uncertainty", Free to new students -

  • There is a Required in-person and Zoom Orientation for New MAPST and MDiv students on Sunday, August 2, from 4pm-6pm. I have emailed you the Zoom link to your EC email address and it's on the New Student Group page on Facebook.

  • Those who have chosen "Residential Optional" may join a portion of it via Zoom, or attend a full ESR/BTS Zoom Orientation on Sunday, August 23 at 3pm.

  • MATW and MA students, and all residential and ACCESS students who can not attend the in-person Orientation on August 2, should attend the Zoom Orientation on Sunday, August 23 at 3pm.

  • We will be posting an Orienation Moodle Page soon with orientation information.

For those attending the New Student Orientation in person on August 2, please complete this Orientation Registration Form.

It would be most helpful if you order your new BTS/ESR Student ID/keycard from EC Public Safety before you come to campus, so that you can pick it up on the Sunday of Orientation.  You will need your ID/keycard to enter the ESR Center before/after regular business hours. Go here for information about the ID/keycard and how to submit a photo for it. When you pick up your ID from EC Public Safety you will then need to have the ESR Receptionist program your card to work as a keycard. Please email a photo of the front and back of your card to or drop into the ESR Office (in the white brick Barclay Center) between 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

If you plan to park on the Earlham campus during intensives or the semester, you will need a parking pass.  Go here for information about parking on campus and parking passes.

If you have questions about:

  • Financial Aid, fees, ESR houseing opportunities, and student health insurance, please contact Jonelle Ellis, Director of Business Services and Facilities,, 765-983-1540.
  • Seminary Computer Services, contact Ryan Frame, Director of Seminary Computer Services,, 765-983-1262.
  • Student Services including Disability accomodations, Miriam Bunner, Assistant to the Dean,, 765-983-1687.
  • Scholarship service hours (Cooper, Leadership & Services, International), contact Miriam Bunner, Assistant to the Dean,, 765-983-1687.
  • Registration and Academic Services, April Vanlonden, Joint Seminaries Registrar,, 765-983-1816.
  • Seminary Library Services, contact Karla Fribley, Seminary Librarian,, 765-983-1290. Also, watch an introduction video here:
  • Housing in Richmond, join the ESR/BTS Housing Opportunities page. Also contact the Jonelle Ellis, Director of Business Services and Facilities,, 765-983-1540. To make reservations at the Lauramoore Guest House, contact Kristen Laws, 765-983-1423,
  • Living in Richmond, visit, and