New Student Orientation

Welcome to Southwestern Seminary

General Orientation will be on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  Orientation for international students will be on January 13-14, 2015.  Contact International Student Services for more information.

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 in the Memorial Building rotunda to assist you with your student ID card, parking decals, information about student insurance, payment arrangements, and campus technology.

All new students are required to attend lunch at 11:30 a.m., during which time you will hear from our president, Dr. Paige Patterson, as well as have the opportunity to interact with faculty and our Admissions Ambassadors.

We strongly encourage all new students to receive academic advising and register for classes before 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.

Please register for orientation by clicking the button below. The orientation packet also contains information and forms that will guide you throughout the orientation process.

Register for Orientation Orientation Packet


    11:00am Check-In Begins (Riley Center North and South)
    11:30-12:30pm Lunch (Riley Center Lane)
    12:30-1:00pm Welcome and NSO Presentation (Riley Center Room 150)
    1:00-2:00pm School Breakout Sessions and Academic Advising
    2:00-5:00pm Complete NSO Checklist and Attend Information Breakouts

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