New Student Orientation

Welcome to Southwestern Seminary

New Student Orientation for all new Fort Worth campus students will be on August 21st and August 22nd.

Scarborough College - August 21 - Register Now
Southwestern Seminary Graduate and Doctoral - August 22 - Register Now

The goal of new student orientation is to help you get a head start as a student at Southwestern. During orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet Southwestern faculty and staff, get to know other students, and accomplish many of the tasks that will help you make the transition to a Southwestern student. Admission Ambassadors will be available to assist you with your student ID card, parking decals, information about student insurance, payment arrangements and campus technology.

Orientation for all undergraduate (Bachelor’s) students will begin at 9:00am on Monday, August 21st. All graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) students will begin at 9:00am on Tuesday, August 22nd. See Schedule below for details.

We strongly encourage all new students to receive academic advising and register for classes before our New Student Orientation. In order to be advised, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1.800.SWBTS.01, and an admissions ambassador will be happy to assist you. If you are unable to be advised before New Student Orientation, an advising session will be available following lunch.


Scarborough College Orientation Schedule

9:00-9:15 am               Welcome

9:15-9:40 am               Word from the Dean: Dr. Mike Wilkinson

9:45-10:00 am             Word from the President: Dr. Paige Patterson

10:00-10:15 am           How to Use Blackboard: Dr. Sarah Spring

10:15-10:25 am           Break

10:25-10:40 am           Word from the VP for Student Services: Dr. Kyle Walker

10:40-11:10 am           How to Use the Library & Its Resources: Dr. Sarah Spring

11:10-11:40 am           College Life

Dress & Conduct Code: Student Life
Mission Trip: Dr. Justin Hiester
Chapel, Your Professors, & Getting Help: Dr. Mike Wilkinson

11:40 am-12:20 pm     Separate Sessions for Men & Women

Men: Dr. Daniel Weaver
Women: Mrs. Terri Wilkinson & Dr. Pat Ennis

12:30 pm                     Lunch with the Faculty


Graduate (Master’s & Doctoral) Orientation Schedule

9:00 am                       Registration Begins: Riley South Lobby

9:00-10:30 am             Exhibitors and Student Organizations

10:30 am-11:30 am      Main Session: Riley 150

11:30 am – 1:00 pm      Lunch and Panel Discussion

1:00-2:00 pm               School Breakout Sessions

2:30 – 5:00 pm            Campus Department Break-Out Sessions


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