Orientation Schedule

A Conference for New Students

Friday, August 22, 2014

8:45am MDiv Students have the option of taking Comprehensive Exams.

Kantzer Lecture Hall (KSK 141)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

ALL DAY Residence Life / Housing Move-In Day
Owens 800 Lounge
 4:30pm Mandatory meeting residence halls and cookout
Owens 800 Lounge

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ALL DAY No scheduled activities – rest and visit a local church!

Monday, August 25, 2014

8:00am Conference Check-in
Outside of ATO Chapel
8:30am Plenary I: President’s Chapel
ATO Chapel
Our President, Dr. David Dockery will be welcoming and addressing new students. This is a time with the purpose of orienting our hearts and minds as you begin your journey at Trinity. Trinity’s core value of Christ Centeredness will be highlighted at this time.
9:30am Plenary II: Graduate Academia
Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building
Dr. Tite Tiénou, Dean of TEDS, and Dr. James Moore, Associate Dean of TEDS will address the ethos and the fabric of academic life and pursuit at Trinity. Details from the academic catalogue and Trinity’s core value of Comprehensive Education will be highlighted during this time.
10:30am Break
10:45am Plenary III: Student Life & Community Expectations
Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building
Nervous about starting your Trinity journey? Want to find out some tips for success? Want to make sure that you get the most out of your seminary experience? We will discuss what it means to be a part of a Christian learning community and how to make the most of your student life experience.
11:45am Workshops
Rodine Classrooms
12:30pm Lunch With Faculty
Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building
1:30pm Understanding Your Program
Rodine Classrooms
2:30pm Worship & Commissioning Service
3:30pm All Access Check-Out
Melton Hall, Waybright CenterMeet various university offices and student groups who will be on hand to help you transition. Offices present include Student Financial Services, Records, Health Services, Mail Services, and ID cards among others.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

 9:00am–4:30pm International Student Orientation
Rodine 124
10:00am Field Ed Training for TEDS Masters
Rodine 125
11:00am Task Stream Training for MDIV students
Location TBDMandatory training session for the system used to complete M.Div Candidacy–only for M.Div students.
1:00pm Library Workshop (Optional, but strongly encouraged)
Rolfing Library

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

First day of classes – Although it’s a Wednesday, Monday classes meet today.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

11:00am-12:00pm First Chapel Service
ATO Chapel
12:00pm- 1:00pm Back to School BBQ
Rodine Courtyard

 Friday, August 29, 2014

9:00am International Student and Scholar Trip to the Social Security Office
Meet At ISSO Office
1:00pm Task Stream Training
Location TBD
 September 5, 12, 2014
1:00pm-3:00pm MDIV Counseling Assessment 
Location TBD

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

12:00pm- 1:30pm Church Fair
Waybright Center