Wednesday August 19
Time Event Who Where
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Check-In, Continental Breakfast, Photos
photos by Pause Picture
Wingate Hall Rotunda
 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Opening Worship Worship Leaders:
Bill Leonard, Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History and Demi McCoy, Second-Year MDiv
Davis Chapel
 10:30 – 10:50 a.m. Welcome Gail R. O’DayDean
Shonda Jones, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services
Kenneth Pettigrew, SLC President
and the Orientation Team
Wingate 202
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Orientation Overview Michelle Voss RobertsAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Theology Wingate 202
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Introduction to Theological Education Jill CrainshawBlackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology Wingate 202
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch On Your Own Reynolda Campus
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Threads of Fellowship
Language and Hospitality
Shonda Jones and Christopher Copeland, Director of Leadership Development and Spiritual Life, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Spirituality  Wingate 202
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. MDiv Curriculum Overview, Art of Ministry, and Vocational and Career Resources Michelle Voss RobertsJohn SeniorDirector of the Art of Ministry and Assistant Teaching Professor of Ethics and Society, and Christopher Copeland  Wingate 202
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Ice Cream Break
sponsored by the Student Leadership Council (SLC)
 Wingate 201
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Reading and Writing in Divinity School Hilary J. Floyd, Academic Skills Instructor and Program Associate for Community and Lifelong Learning Wingate 202
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Citations and Academic Integrity Katherine A. ShanerAssistant Professor of New Testament Wingate 202
4:30 p.m. Closing Prayer  Wingate 202
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner Quanto Basta
680 W 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Thursday, August 20
Time Event Who Where
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Arrival and Morning Prayer Davis Chapel
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Gathering Up Loose Strands
Group Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Orientation Team Reynolda Campus
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Intercultural Competency for Ministry Shonda Jones Wingate 202
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Z. Smith Reynolds Library Orientation and Tour Kaeley McMahanResearch and Instruction Librarian – Arts, Religion, and Divinity ZSR Library Auditorium, 404
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch lunch provided by Irie Rhythms Lower Auditorium (LAD)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Digital Threads
Information Systems and Technology Overview
Mark Batten, Director of Creative Strategies and Admissions Operations Wingate 202
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Financial Aid and Financial Well-Being Shonda JonesTom BenzaAssociate Director of Financial AidLauren TrethawayFinancial Aid Counselor, Clinton MoyerSenior Fellow Wingate 202
3:45 p.m. Closing Prayer
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. OPTIONAL: Financial Aid Consultations Tom Benza and Lauren Trethaway Wingate Hall Conference Rooms 105, 114
6:00 p.m. OPTIONAL: Community Dinner with Students and SLC Mi Pueblo
2905 Reynolda Road


Friday, August 21
Time Event Who Where
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Arrival and Morning Prayer Davis Chapel
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Academic Advising and Student Life Fair Faculty Offices and LAD
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Current Student Panel
Strands To Be Woven
Wingate 202
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Faculty Introductions lunch provided by Subway LAD
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Faculty Panel
Weaving 101: Practices of a Good Student
Derek S. HicksAssistant Professor of Religion and CultureKatherine A. ShanerNeal H. WallsAssociate Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, and Mark E. JensenTeaching Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology; moderated by Gail R. O’Day LAD
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Evaluations and Break
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Soulful Threads
Spiritual Life at Wake Divinity
Christopher CopelandSpiritual Life Coordinators, and the Worship Committee Wingate 202
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Closing Worship Worship Leader:
Gail R. O’Day
Davis Chapel