Absalom Jones Visiting Day

EDS is pleased to offer a special Visiting Day to be held in conjunction with our annual Absalom Jones celebration, February 10 and 11, 2013.

This two-day event will focus on EDS’s long-standing commitment to racial justice, diversity, and equality and will feature a welcome celebration on Sunday night, worship services honoring Rev. Jones, a panel discussion on EDS’s rich racial justice history led by the Rev. Canon Ed Rodman, a session with noted womanist scholar the Rev. Dr. Joan Martin, and other activities.

This event is designed to supplement our March Visiting Day and is offered with current students at HBCUs and applicants of color in mind. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage you to attend the day that is most convenient for you. The schedule for this event will be quite different from our March Visiting Day, so please contact us if you have questions about which event would best meet your needs.

You can register now by sending a comment. Just pull down "Visiting Day RSVP" on the contact form, and tell us that you would like to attend the Absalom Jones Visiting Day.

Travel Planning for Absalom Jones Visiting Day

  • For applicants traveling more than 75 miles to attend Absalom Jones Visiting Day, we have extremely limited, single-room on-campus accommodations for Sunday night. We also have some on-campus parking available. Both accommodations and parking are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis; requests for accommodations must be submitted two weeks prior to the event.  Please make accommodations and parking requests through your RSVP, and we will let you know as soon as we can if we are able to honor your request(s).
  • We have also negotiated special rates at local hotels. 
    • Hotel Tria, 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138 617.491.8000 F: 617.491.4932 www.hoteltria.com
      Prior to January 23rd, rooms are available at Hotel Tria for $139/night on Sunday night.
      Reservations can be made by calling reservations at 617.491.8000, calling toll free at 866-333-TRIA (8742), or by emailing the Sales Office Staff. The Sales Coordinator, Ms. Katie Ansted, may be reached at katie@hoteltria.com. All guests must reference the group name “Episcopal Divinity School - Absalom Jones Celebration” to receive the discounted group rate.
    • Sheraton Commander, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
      To book online, please click here. This link automatically populates your discount and is used for booking at the Commander only. The EDS rate is $169.
      To book by phone, please call the reservations department at 888-627-7121. Be sure to ask for the EDS rate.

  • We are also pleased to be able offer limited visit scholarships for this event only. Download the application.

EDS will also offer an Absalom Jones Scholarship to an admitted student for the 2013-14 school year. Learn more about this tuition scholarship opportunity.