Palmer is committed to be an enduring presence in the lives of our graduates—continuing to form whole persons to share the whole gospel with the whole world. Palmer is a theological educational institution; however, it is first and foremost a ministry. Palmer’s missional identity mandates the continued creation of sacred space and of opportunities to serve its graduates and friends.

Alumni Retreat: January 28th

Palmer (EBTS) alumni are invited to a special all-day retreat at Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA on Friday, January 28, 2022. Please join with your seminary sisters and brothers to refresh, recover, and renew.

Learn more here!

Other Resources for Palmer Alumni

Connect with your Fellow Palmer Alumni

Staying connected with each other, with Palmer, and with Eastern helps grow our community and makes us stronger! Update your contact information and share your news with us. Updating your information will also make sure that you receive the Palmer Alumni Newsletter and other news from Eastern. 

Graduates may view current news and connect with fellow alumni by following the Palmer Seminary Facebook page and the Palmer Seminary LinkedIn account.

Alumni Care Initiative

The Alumni Care Initiative is an innovative communal approach to an alumni ministry of care, of connection, and of nourishment. Palmer desires to continue its role—fostering spiritual, relational, theological, and practical personal and ministry growth—beyond graduation. Learn more about the Initiative.

Palmer Holy Land Study Tour

Although the 2020 Palmer Holy Land Study Tour was cancelled due to COVID, planning is underway for a 2022 Tour. The tentative dates are from December 27, 2022 to January 8, 2023. Stay tuned for more information.

Read reflections on past Palmer Holy Land Study Tours.

Audit Classes

One way we serve our graduates is by offering them the opportunity to audit two tuition free courses a year. (There is a $60 audit fee per three-credit course.) This gives alumni a vehicle for continuing education, while current students welcome the chance to hear from people who have experience in ministry. For details or to express interest in this auditing program, contact the Registrar's office:    

For a free audit, please register using the course number as listed on the course schedule. To receive a continuing education certificate for the free audit, please see the Continuing Education section and register for Continuing education courses with the prefix PCEU.   

Get Continuing Education Units

Elective courses in Palmer’s on-ground Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies programs at St. Davids are available to alumni and friends for auditing to earn Continuing Education Units (CEU). A certificate of completion for 3 CEUs will be issued for a 3-credit course. Learn more about continuing education units.  

Order Transcripts

Palmer alumni can request a transcript by visiting the Transcript Request Page.

Alumni Library Resources

Library privileges for alumni include the ability to borrow up to 10 books and to search on several databases. A special access code is required for the ATLA for Alumni Database.  Learn more by visiting the Library Circulation Webpage.  Please contact the library reference desk for the Palmer Alumni username/password.