Information for New Students

Welcome to United Lutheran Seminary! Now that you're admitted, here are some useful tips to get acclimated.

  1. Visit the Registrar's page to find out more about course descriptions and schedules and to access other important information and forms.
  2. Henry is the seminary’s website used for student account information and Canvas is the course management system. You should have received your Henry ID and password from the IT Department. If  not, contact ITHelp@uls.edu. You should have also received a letter with the PIN required to register online, as well as the name of your academic advisor, a faculty member who will assist you in choosing courses.
  3. Your ULS email account. All students will be assigned and are required to use a ULS email account. Once your Commitment Letter is received please complete the Student Email Application . Important information from faculty and administrative offices is sent to this address, and you are responsible for all communications sent to your email address. Your email and password will also give you access to Henry and Canvas.
  4. Your Student ID Card and campus mailbox. In Philadelphia, see Jim Ziebell at the front desk in Brossman Hall. In Gettysburg, see Grainne Davies in the Communications Office, 2nd floor Valentine Hall.
  5. Student Handbook. Please take time to read the Handbook, especially all policy statements, as you are responsible for abiding by seminary policy.
  6. Financial Aid questions? Visit our webpage.
  7. Computer Requirement. All students are required to have have regular access to appropriately equipped computers; therefore, it is strongly advised that all students purchase computer systems (laptops preferred) and software according to the suggested guidelines found in the Student Handbook. Students may include computer hardware and software expenses in the cost of attendance for purposes of seeking financial aid and/or student loans. The Biblical Studies faculty requires all MDiv students to use Accordance Bible software as part of their studies. Information for ordering it at a reduced price will be provided at the start of the fall term. Exceptions may be made with permission of Bible faculty.
  8. Library. There are two libraries: one in Gettysburg and one in Philadelphia. Learn more.
  9. Food Pantries for students. The food pantry in Gettysburg is located on the fourth floor of Valentine Hall and in Philadelphia on the first floor of Wiedemann Hall.
    For questions and information please contact:
    Philadelphia campus: PHL-Pantry@uls.edu
    Gettysburg campus: GBG-Pantry@uls.edu
  10. YWCA Gettyburg Membership. Can be purchased in the mail room in Valentine Hall.