Common Cup

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Gettysburg CampusPhiladelphia CampusBoth Campuses

Gettysburg Senior Farewell

A service of Holy Communion with the rite of Farewell and Godspeed will be held in the Gettysburg campus chapel at 8pm on Thursday, May 16, 2019. All community members and their families are welcome to attend as we worship together and say farewell and godspeed to our graduates. AME Presiding Elder Henry Hand will preach and the Rev. Dr. Maria Erling will preside.

Fish Night Tonight!

Swim on down to Dr. Maria Erling’s home at 6pm on Wednesday, May 15, to celebrate our school of graduating seniors and the whole community at Fish Night! You are invited to bring a fish themed (or non-fish themed) dish or drink to share! If you have questions, please contact Laura at

Sunset at the Seminary Walking Tours

This summer, join Seminary Ridge Museum staff for special battlefield walking tours. Each tour will examine a specific aspect of fighting on Seminary Ridge before, during, and after the battle. The first tour, “Eve of Battle, will take place Friday, June 7 at 7pm. Meet at the Peace Portico on the west side of the Museum. Tours are free, with donations appreciated.

New Gettysburg Sacristan Named

We are delighted to announce that Ellen Lichtfuss, a middler from the Delaware-Maryland Synod, will be serving as a Sacristan in the Gettysburg chapel, starting in the fall. She and returning sacristan Billy Moodie will work as a team in facilitating our campus community’s worship life.

CPE Program

If you are still looking for a CPE program for Summer 2019 please contact:
The Rev. Dr. WIlliam W. Boldin, BCC
National Lutheran Communities and Services at
The Village at Orchard Ridge
Winchester, VA
Pastoral Care Director, ACPE Educator Candidate
P: 540-431-2799

Jobs Page

Check for a new opportunity on the job page.

Campus Mailbox Keys & ID’s

Students, before you leave campus please be sure to stop by the mailroom in Valentine Hall and Brossman Center to return your mailbox key. Please also submit your new address by e-mail to (Gettysburg) or (Philadelphia) so that your first class mail may be forwarded on to your new location.
Graduating and non-returning students should also return their ID cards so that they may be cleaned and reused. Interns and returning students should keep their ID’s.

Sacristan needed for Gettysburg Chapel

If you are interested in the possibility of serving as a chapel sacristan next academic year, then please contact Dr. J. Largen as soon as you can.

Looking for “Hero Central” VBS curriculum

If anyone’s congregation used the “Hero Central” VBS curriculum (published in 2017) and think you might still have the music, please drop Kyle Barger ( an email. Thanks!

Do you want to be A Sacristan?

Do you want to be sacristan for ULS Philadelphia? In a short email to and please tell us what you’re excited about for the future of the chapel? If you feel like Jesus is calling you to serve this community please share with us those hopes and dreams! Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Graduation Tickets

Each graduating student will be provided with 7 tickets for family and friends for graduation. If a graduating student is in need of more tickets, they may ask other students who may not need all 7 tickets. Current, non-graduating ULS students will not need a ticket to attend graduation.

May 2019 Commencement Information

The 2019 ULS Commencement Ceremony will be on May 17, 2019. Please click here for more information. Seniors, please check out the page to complete the graduation application, checklist, and ATS Questionnaire. Congratulations to our graduates! We look forward to celebrating your achievement and where God calls you next!