Returning Students

Welcome back! We are very excited for your return and the start of the Fall 2019 semester at the Boston Campus.


Orientation/Convocation/Formation (OCF) Day

OCF Day is an all-student, faculty, and staff gathering that is unique to the Boston Campus in GCTS. It officially marks the beginning of our semester and the opening of all classes. Through it we seek:

  • To be oriented in the academic pursuit of the term
  • To be convoked to worship God in Spirit
  • To be formed in the likeliness of Christ and for the ministry of His Church

OCF Day is required for all students, new and returning, at the beginning of each semester.

OCF Day – Fall 2019


Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm
Location: Congregation Lion of Judah
20 Reed St.
Boston, MA 02118


9:00 – 9:30 am | Light Refreshments (4th Floor)
9:30 – 12:00 pm | Spiritual Formation: Practices in Practical Theology
12:00 – 12:45 pm | Lunch & Fellowship
1:00 – 2:30 pm | Afternoon Workshop


We encourage students to carpool and take public transportation if available to them. For parking instructions and directions please see below & click here.

Below are options for parking:

  • Crosstown Center Garage (7 Melnea Cass Blvd): Please see the map to ensure you are parking in the right garage as there are several located near each other. Parking in this garage is validated for $5. Please bring your ticket into OCF to be validated.
  • Street Parking: Visitor Parking spots are located on E. Lenox St, Harrison Ave, & Thorndike St.
  • Urban League Parking Lot: You are welcome to park in the parking lot behind CUME and walk to the church, approx 20 min.

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