This year, we recommend that you arrive on Saturday, July 13, and leave later in the evening on Saturday, July 27th, after the moleben and commencement, or on Sunday, July 28th.  If you do arrive on Sunday, July 14, please make sure to arrive in time to attend our moleben (held at the Monastery cathedral at 2 pm)  and introductory session (held in the Seminary main hall, immediately after the moleben).


Students will be housed at the monastery guesthouse, and take all meals at the SSLM dining room. This year we anticipate a high enrollment, which means that it is very likely that you will have to share a room with someone.   While the guesthouse is not the Ritz, we will do what we can to make your lives comfortable - let us know immediately if you have any problems/concerns with the accommodations.

Please note that the SSLM room and board fees cover your stay from July 14 until you check out on July 27; therefore, if you arrive on Saturday, July 13 and/or wish to stay on after the end of the SSLM session, you will need to make arrangements separately with the monastery guesthouse for any extra nights, by calling them at (315) 858-0131. Your room assignment will be located on the table in the guesthouse entrance upon arrival.


If you need to be picked up from an airport, train station, or bus station and need transportation to the monastery, please let us know your arrival information by July 1 (including time, flight/train numbers, etc.), so that we can coordinate pick-ups, by contacting Valentina Shatalova at

 If you plan to fly, please arrange to fly into Albany International Airport (ALB). The charge for pickup/return to the airport is $30 per person/trip, to cover gas and tolls.

If you are traveling by train or bus, your destination is Utica, New York. The charge for pick up or return trip to the train/bus station is $10.00/person, to cover gas.

If you are traveling by car from the NYC area, take I-87 North to Albany where it becomes I-90 West. Turn off at Exit 30. After the tollbooth, turn left onto Rte 28 South.  After a long hill, turn left at the blinking light onto Jordanville Road, which will take you through the (very sleepy) village of Jordanville. As you leave Jordanville, take the left fork (Rt. 167). You will see the monastery in front of you.

If you are traveling from the East, take  I-90 West to Exit 30.  If from the West, take  I-90 East to Exit 30, etc. If you will be arriving at the monastery in the evening or early morning, please be careful and watch out for deer and the occasional bear.