Orientation Schedule

A Conference for New Students

Friday, January 10, 2014

Proficiency Exams
Kantzer Lecture Hall (KSK 141)
The MDiv and some MA programs require incoming students to take placement exams before registering for some advanced classes. You must register at least two weeks prior to the exam; register for them online.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

ALL DAY Residence Life / Housing Move-In Day
Quad 3 Lounge
All Quad, Owens, and Living-Learning Floors residents can move into their rooms on this day

Sunday, January 12, 2014

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

Monday, January 13, 2014

8:30am Conference Check-in
Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building
9:00am Plenary I: Opening Session
Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building
Our administrators 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.
9:45am Plenary II: Graduate Academia
Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building
Dr. Tite Tiénou, Dean of TEDS, Dr. James Moore, Associate Dean of TEDS, and Dr. Jeanette Hsieh 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.
10:45am 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.
11:30am Workshops
Rodine Classrooms
12:15pm Lunch With Faculty
Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building
1:15pm Program Training
Rodine Classrooms
2:15pm Worship & Commissioning Service
Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building
3:15pm Workshops
Waybright Center
3:15pm All Access Check-Out
Melton Hall, Waybright Center

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

 9:00am–4:30pm International Student Orientation
Lower Level of Waybright Center, LL24 & LL31

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

First day of classes – Although it’s a Wednesday, Monday classes meet today.
12:00pm Field Education Orientation
Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building

Thursday, January 16, 2014

11:00am-12:00pm First Chapel Service
ATO Chapel
12:00pm- 1:00pm Back to School Lunch
Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building
12:00pm Field Education Orientation
Rodine 124

 Friday, January 17, 2014

1:00pm M.Div Counseling Assessment
Rodine Building
9:00am- 12:00pm Trip To The Social Security Office for International Students
Meet at the ISSO in Lower Waybright
International students are invited to participate in a trip to the Social Security Office to apply for a social security number. Please meet at the International Student & Scholar Office, located in Waybright LL11, at 9:00 AM. Transportation will be provided. Please bring your passport, visa, and I-20 or DS-2019.
Please note, preliminary information about acquiring a social security number will be covered on Tuesday during the international student and scholar training.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

12:00pm- 1:00pm Back to School Lunch
Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building

 Wednesday, January 22, 2014

11:00am- 12:00pm M.Div TaskStream Training – M.Div students only
Rodine 124