Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

SYI for College Credit

The Rev. Dr. Roy F. Miller, Ph.D., and Mrs. Florence Lantz Miller Summer Youth Institute

The Miller Summer Youth Institute (SYI) gathers 40 rising high school seniors and college freshmen from across the country to participate in our program. SYI is designed to form an intentional Christian community where young people can be challenged to move beyond their comfort zones in order to grow in faith, engage in academic theological study, and explore ministry. In addition to times of study and reflection, you will have the chance to participate in outstanding recreation events, or shall we say, have fun! This year SYI is joining with Waynesburg University to offer two college credits to all students who attend the entire program.

SYI 2017

July 9-15, 2017 at Waynesburg University and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (for a one day field trip)

Program Schedule

Tentative Schedule

Sun., July 9, 2017

Arrivals at Waynesburg University
5:00 p.m. - Dinner and Introductions
8:00 p.m. - Opening Worship
9:00 p.m. - Small Group Meetings
10:00 p.m. - Snack
10:30 p.m. - Lights Out

Mon., July 10; Tues., July 11; Thurs., July 13; and Fri., July 14

8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Morning Worship
9:00 a.m. - Class 1
10:00 a.m. - Break
10:15 a.m. - Class 2
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Free Time
3:00 p.m. - Class 3
5:00 p.m. - Dinner
6:00 p.m. - Free Time
7:15 p.m. - Evening Plenary
8:30 p.m. - Small Group
9:30 p.m. - Evening Worship/Snack
10:30 p.m. - Lights Out

Wed., July 12 at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Worship
10:00 a.m. - Depart for PTS
11:00 a.m. - Campus Tour
11:30 a.m. - Class 1
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
12:30 p.m. - Museum/Class 2
2:30 p.m. - Break
3:00 p.m. - Museum/Class 3
5:00 p.m. - Dinner/Small Group
6:00 p.m. - Kennywood OR Pirates Game depending upon scheduling
11:00 p.m. - Return to Waynesburg

Sat., July 15

8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Class 1
10:00 a.m. - Free Time
11:00 a.m. - Closing Worship
12:00 p.m. - Lunch and Departures

Program Cost

Tuition is $450 and includes room, board, program fees, and two college credits. Waynesburg University’s average cost for two college credits is $1.600. This is a 75 percent discount to receive two fully accredited and transferrable credits in just one week! 

Applications will be available Dec. 1, 2016

Contact Us

Erin Davenport, Director of the Miller Summer Youth Institute

Derek Davenport, Director of Enrollment and Co-Director of the Miller Summer Youth Institute

Danielle Harris, Administrative Assistant to the Miller Summer Youth Institute

Miller Summer Youth Institute
616 N. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-924-1443
syi@pts.edu