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Spring 2017 Entering Students

Thursday January 12, 2017

Our Spring Orientation will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017. 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
10:10 AM Devotional
10:30 AM Meet our Student Groups
11:25 AM Meet the Academic Dean & Department Chairs
11:50 AM Lunch with Faculty & Staff Afternoon Sessions
Afternoon Sessions
12:50 PM Campus Tour
1:20 PM Meet our Student Council
1:30 PM Navigating Seminary Life:
Student Panel Discussion
2:05 PM Break
2:20 PM Helpful Information from our Staff
3:00 PM Integrity Talk from our Campus Pastor
3:20 PM Closing Hymn and Prayer
Breakout Sessions & Meetings
3:30 PM Take your ID photo/Advisor meetings
4:00 PM Direct Loan Interview
(required if applying for loans)

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 

The Director of Counseling Services administers a psychological assessment to each incoming student in conjunction with New Student Orientation. The purpose of this assessment is to determine whether the student has entered the Seminary with personal struggles that, if not addressed, could be detrimental to his or her future ministries. (See the Student Handbook or contact Student Services for further details.) Students unable to attend orientation must still complete this assessment. Please contact Student Services for more information.

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.