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Fall 2016 Entering Students

Thursday August 25, 2016

Our Fall Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Please mark your calendars and be sure to attend. While Orientation is not required, it is highly recommended that new students and students transitioning from online-only/extension sites to the Dallas Campus attend.

RSVP for Orientation

Orientation Checklist   New Student To-Do List

Orientation Day Schedule

Department Information

Walvoord-1st Fl
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Morning Sessions
8:45 AM Check-in
9:00 AM Welcome
9:50 AM Meet and Hear from our Seminary Staff
10:20 AM Devotional
10:40 AM Meet our Student Groups
11:30 AM Spiritual Challenge from the President
11:45 AM Meet the Academic Dean & Faculty
12:25 PM Lunch with Faculty & Staff
Afternoon Sessions
1:25 PM Campus Tour Session 1 / Advisor Meetings
1:55 PM Meet our Student Council
2:05 PM Navigating Seminary Life:
Student Panel Discussion
2:40 PM Break
2:55 PM Helpful Information from our Staff
3:30 PM Integrity Talk from our Campus Pastor
3:50 PM Closing Hymn and Prayer
Breakout Sessions
4:00 PM Take your ID photo
4:00 PM Direct Loan Interview
(required if applying for loans)
4:30 PM Campus Tour Session 2
6:00 PM New Student Dinner
Mitchell Dining Commons

Please visit the Campus Map to view parking availability. Please park in either the Live Oak Street Parking lot (N1) or the General Parking lot (E6).

Things to look forward to:

  • Information important to beginning seminary life
  • Meet fellow students
  • Lunch with faculty and staff
  • Sing-along with Patrick Thomas
  • Campus tours
  • Getting your DTS ID picture taken
  • Dinner with DTS Student Council 

Further questions can be directed to Student Services, in person on the first floor of Walvoord, by email at, or by phone at 214-887-5360.