Welcome to Tyndale Seminary! Here you will find information helpful for all stages of your time at Tyndale, but more importantly how to begin your life as a Seminary student.
Before You Start
You've been admitted to Tyndale! Congratulations! Now what? Here are some helpful links to get you started.
New Student Orientation
We believe that coming to campus is a vital part of the orientation process. You will have a chance to share a meal with fellow students and Tyndale Seminary faculty members. We will go over information necessary for starting the semester, and provide tours of the campus highlighting key areas on campus for Seminary students. Be sure to RSVP for this on-campus orientation time.
At Tyndale, every student is assigned a faculty advisor. Your faculty advisor will help you navigate academic policies and offer advice about choosing your major and taking the right courses. We want you take advantage of all the academic opportunities Tyndale has to offer and we know that it can be complicated. We also know that you are in the process of discovering your gifts and passions. Your faculty advisor can help you think through career possibilities and life after university. See the faculty advisor list (PDF) to find out who your faculty advisor is.
The Centre for Academic Excellence has been established to help students achieve their potential as learners. Staffed by a team of skilled and approachable student assistants to aid you in writing academic papers. Some of you may have been away from school for years, and they will help guide you in proper thesis construction, sourcing, and general paper structure. You can find more information on the Centre for Academic Excellence webpage.
The J. William Horsey Library is fully equipped to serve all your needs as student at Tyndale Seminary. With over 160,000 items in its collection, access to over 250 periodicals, and use of the WorldCat catelogue search, the Library is truly a one stop shop for research. However, we know it can be tricky to navigate at first and so the library employs a full time Public Service Librarian in order to assist you. You can iguthrie-mcnaughton [at] tyndale [dot] ca (subject: Library%20Help) (make an appointment) with a Library professional, watch some instructional videos, and visit the library website.
Registering for courses is an essential part of the process beginning as a student at Tyndale Seminary. If you have not had a chance to register yet, see the Office of the Registrar's page to begin that process. If you need help registering there are a few options for you.
- Contact Registration via email (registration [at] tyndale [dot] ca) or phone (416-226-6620 ext. 6711).
- Contact your faculty advisor (PDF)
- Download your major sheet on the Registrar's page to find out what courses are required for your program.
We know that financing your education can be a daunting task, and we want to help. There are many options available to you as Seminary student such as scholarships, bursaries, and OSAP. Check out the Financial Aid homepage to see what options are available and a best fit for you.
Come to the Dining Hall and the Lamp Post Cafe, located on Level 200, to eat, laugh, and enjoy fresh and delicious food with friends. Tyndale partners with ILC Creations to provide food services that are synonymous with delicious food, culinary talent, and innovation. When looking for a light snack or some Starbucks coffee to get you through that study session, the Cafe on Level 200 near the Study Hall provides hot drinks, snacks, and refreshments. You can pay by debit, cash, or you can preload your Tyndale Student card with money at Campus Facilities.
Student Life seeks to assist Tyndale Seminary students in all things outside the classroom, from athletics to Student Council to missions trips, there are many ways to be involved in the larger Tyndale community. The Department of Student Development is led by Dean of Students George Sweetman and located in the E300 hallway. Please visit the Student Life home page where you can find links to many ways to be involved and to partake in outreach opportunities.
The Athletics Department provides diverse programming for all levels of participation through intramural sports, fitness activities, and club teams. The launch of new teams, along with special event tournaments and basketball, volleyball, soccer and hockey intramurals are just some things on the horizon this year. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to get involved!
Join us for chapel as we come together as a Tyndale community to worship God and grow together. Whatever your background, you are welcome to worship in the diverse, multi-denominational environment that is fostered in our chapels. Every Tuesday at 11:15AM the Tyndale community gathers together in the beautiful Tyndale chapel located at the heart of the campus. As well there will be chapels held on Thursdays at 11:15AM and Sunday nights at 7:00PM which you are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Tyndale Counselling Services is available to all currently registered students of the Seminary. Counselling offices are located on level 500 in the B wing. Full-time students receive up to 10 counselling sessions free of charge per year (Sept. to Aug.) and then pay only $10/session. Part-time students pay a small fee ($15-25). Counselling sessions typically are 50 minutes in length. Information that is shared is confidential within the limits of the law. Intake appointments can be booked online.
International students are an important and vibrant part of the Tyndale Seminary community, and we to extend every welcome to you as you begin your journey not only at Tyndale, but in Canada. We have several resources such as health insurance, registration advising, and student event engagement, available specifically to you.
All health insurance is purchased for you at the beginning of the academic year through Guard.Me. Early in the fall term we will hold an insurance seminar with a Guard.Me representative in order for you to get to know the policy, and ask any questions you may have.
Tyndale offers some jobs for students in various offices on campus during the academic year. You can find all opportunities for students on and off campus under the Student Employment section of the Tyndale Forum. As well, for additional off-campus work opportunities Tyndale runs a website called Christian Careers Canada that you can search.