Visit Campus

We understand that taking the next step toward obtaining a graduate theological degree can feel a bit daunting. That is why we continue to host students on campus for either an Inside Perkins event or for an Individual Visit. Making a visit is an important step in your journey and we are excited to host you as you get a sense for what your future could be! To be even more accessible, this year we are inviting you to join us for our Lunch and Lecture Series.

Lunch and Lecture

 Thank you for your interest, we will have more dates coming soon! 


students on campus

Inside Perkins

Do you want to experience what it’s like to be a seminary student? If so, Inside Perkins is for you! Join others in connecting with current Perkins students, sitting in on a class, learning about our renowned intern program, and hearing from the Office of Enrollment Management team about the application process and scholarship opportunities. We will do all that we can to make it possible for your well-planned, on-campus visit to be a memorable experience!

We will have more Inside Perkins events coming this fall. In the meantime, feel free to schedule an individual visit to campus!  


Individual Visits

We understand that making decisions about where you will pursue your graduate theological degree can be difficult. Perkins School of Theology is here to help by hosting students for Individual Visits. Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you can experience the beauty of the SMU Perkins campus by scheduling through the link below. We look forward to meeting you!

Register for an Individual Visit


Looking for a virtual visit?

If you are like many of us, travel is not an option for you at this time. You may also simply prefer learning about SMU Perkins from the comfort of your home or during a lunch break. Select from an array of virtual visit opportunities to find an event that right for you!

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"I visited seven seminaries... 
and out of them all, Perkins had the most welcoming community. I felt like I was a welcomed student before I even applied. Through Perkins connections, I have been able to work as a classroom leader in a nonprofit after-school program. This experience invites me to connect my theological education with a ministry in West Dallas. I feel led to start a nontraditional church in my home conference, and my classes at Perkins provided a space of open discernment for what that could look like.”

—Kristina Roth (Master of Divinity, Class of 2020)