An invitation for spiritual and intellectual renewal

Are you longing to step back for a few days of uninterrupted reflection on the bigger picture for your congregation or organization?

Could you use dedicated time to plan out worship for the next few months?

Do you crave space on your calendar to finally research and write that journal article, make progress on a thesis or dissertation, or work on your poetry?

Has it been too long since you spent an entire day reading theology simply for the love of learning?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider spending time at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with our new Clergy Study Stays program through the Office of Continuing Education. Meant for those in full-time ministry leadership—ordained or not—this program is an invitation to stay on campus mid-week for self-directed study and learning in our beautifully renovated Barbour Library. While you’re here, you’ll also have access to lunch in the campus dining room and mid-week worship in Hicks Chapel. Enjoy our hospitable spaces and services while engaging spiritually and intellectually in ways that can only happen with time away from daily rhythms.

Cost: $75 first night; $50 for each additional night

Included in Your Stay

  • Accommodations in Calian Hall
  • Welcome basket with snacks and PTS goodies
  • Library card and borrowing privileges: if you do not already have access, the $15 annual fee will be waived for the first year
  • Lunch in Kadel*
  • Opportunity to reserve private study carrel in library*

*based on availability

Current Available Dates 

  • Oct. 15-18, 2024
  • Oct. 22-25, 2024
  • Nov. 5-8, 2024
  • Nov. 19-22, 2024
  • Dec. 3-6, 2024
  • Dec. 10-13, 2024
  • Feb. 18-21, 2025
  • March 18-21, 2025
  • March 25-27, 2025
  • April 1-4, 2025
  • April 8-11, 2025

Date are subject to change.


To reserve your dates, use our Guest Housing Reservation Request form. Under PROGRAM, select “Continuing Education.” In the response field titled “IF THIS IS AN ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCE PLEASE GIVE US THE NAME & DATES OF CONFERENCE” enter “Clergy Study Stays.”