New Student Orientation

Welcome to Southwestern Seminary

New Student orientation for all new Fort Worth campus students (undergraduate and graduate) will be on Tuesday, January 19, 2015 in the Riley Center.  Orientation for international students will be on January 12-13, 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 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 8:00am on Tuesday, January 19.  All graduate (Master's and Doctoral) students will begin at 11:00am on the same day.  See schedule below for details.  After lunch all students will attend a plenary session in which you will hear from our president, Dr. Paige Patterson, as well as have the opportunity to interact with other new students, 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


  • Tuesday, January 19 Undergraduate Students Only
    8:00-8:30am Registration (South Riley)
    8:30-11:30am Session 1 (Riley 250)
    11:30am-12:00pm Lunch (Riley Lane)
    12:15-1:15pm Plenary Session (Riley 150)
    1:30-2:30pm Session 2 (Riley 250)
    2:30-5:00pm Optional Breakouts/Orientation Checklist
    Tuesday, January 19 Graduate Students
    10:45-11:00am Registration (South Riley)
    11:00am-12:00pm Lunch/Visit Exhibits (Riley Lane)
    12:15-1:15pm Plenary Session (Riley 150)
    1:30-2:30pm School Breakout Sessions
    2:30-5:00pm Optional Breakouts/Orientation Checklist

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