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Orientation Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

8:45am
Proficiency and General Comprehensive Exams
Kantzer Lecture Hall (KSK 141)
The M.Div 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. To register for these exams visit my.tiu.edu >Academics > Exam Information

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

All Day                       
Owens Hall Move In Day
Owens (800 lounge)
Please let us know when you will be arriving—email [email protected] to schedule this.
All Owens residents can move in to their room on this day. The Residence Life Team will be on hand to assist with moving in and to answer any questions you may have.

4:30 pm                    
Mandatory meeting residence halls and cookout

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

Please take this opportunity to visit a local church.

11:45 am                      
Optional White Sox game

8:15 pm 
Optional “Move On the Lawn” 
Johnson/Madsen Courtyard

MONDAY, AUGUST 22

8:00 am
PhD, MA/MHC student NSO Check-In
Waybright Center (Melton Hall)

8:30 am
Master’s student NSO Check-In
Waybright Center (Melton Hall)
Meet various university offices and student groups who will be on hand to help you transition. Offices present include Student Accounting, Records, Financial Aid, Health Services, Mail Services, and ID Cards among others. This will be a quick and efficient way to take care of necessary logistics while meeting fellow students. Make sure to visit every table so you don’t miss anything!

8:45-9:30 am
PhD Orientation
Lee Building
All PhD students will gather for a brief orientation before rejoining the rest of the group.

8:45-9:30 am
MA/MHC Orientation
Rodine (Room 124)
All MA Mental Health Counseling students will begin their program orientation before rejoining the rest of the group.

9:45 am
Welcome to Trinity
Rodine (Hinkson Hall)
We will orient our hearts and minds to begin the journey at Trinity.

10:00 am                
Seminary & Graduate Academia
Rodine (Hinkson Hall)
Our Dean will address the ethos and the fabric of academic life and pursuit at Trinity. Details from the academic catalogue will be highlighted during this time.

11:00 am
Break

11:15 am
Understanding Your Program
Meet with your program director or department chair to go over the nuts and bolts of completing your program well.

12:30 pm
Lunch with Faculty
Waybright (Melton Hall)

1:30 pm
Student Life and Community Expectations
Waybright (Melton Hall)

2:30 pm
Writing for Seminary–
-All Master’s Students in Melton
-Library Tour/Research Guidance—PhD students in Rolfing Library

3:45 pm
Worship & Commissioning Service
ATO Chapel  

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23rd

9:00 am-4:30 pm
International Student and Scholar Training
Rodine (Room 124)
This session is mandatory for all F1 and J1 international students and scholars and their spouses. Topics covered include cultural adjustment, life at Trinity, and important F1 and J1 immigration regulations. Please bring your passport, I-20 or DS-2019 documents, I-94 card, and your social security card and driver’s license if you already have them. Lunch will be provided. If child care is needed please contact Mike Phillips at [email protected]

(Note: these are all optional trainings for new students)

9:00 am
Financial Aid/Financial Strategy Workshop
Rodine (Room 125)

10:00 am
Field Ed Training
Rodine (Room 125)

11:00 am
Task Stream Training
Rodine (Room 125)

1:00 pm
Library Workshop for Master’s students
Rolfing Library

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES BUT MONDAY SCHEDULE

12:00-1:00 pm               
Field Ed Training
Rodine (Hinkson Hall)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

11:00 am
First Chapel
ATO Chapel

12:00 pm
Back to School BBQ
Join the TEDS/TGS students, staff, and faculty as we kick off the semester with a community lunch. Students who have Thursday formation groups are encouraged to get lunch and then attend their scheduled formation group time.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST August 31

12:00 pm
Task Stream Training for MDiv students
Rodine

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 and 16

1:00-3:00 pm
PEPQ Administered (Counseling Assessment Test)