2017 New Student Orientation


Not just any ordinary welcome from August 16 – 18, 2017!

A warm welcome to you, incoming class of 2020!

Are you excited? Show us by using #wakediv2020 on Facebook, Twiter, and Instagram!

New Student Orientation and the start of your School of Divinity experience is quickly approaching. As you prepare for this new phase in life, we hope that you are excited to join our community for your theological education.For some of you, New Student Orientation will be your very first experience at the School of Divinity. As your Student Orientation Coordinators plan for it, they are making every effort to think of all the things you will want to know going into your first year of theological education. The schedule will be full of information to help you become familiar with academic vibrancy, student community, and University life. We will get to know you, and you will get to know us, along with resources and tools that will help you thrive here. You will also hear from faculty and current students, and we’ll all worship alongside one another. By the end of Orientation, you will be ready to begin classes with a greater sense of place and a clearer picture of what your first year of divinity school will be like.

Bare bones for now…

This site – bookmark it – will become very important as you prepare for Orientation. Stay tuned!


Meet your 2017 New Student Orientation Coordinators:

Raven is a second-year student who is pleased to welcome you to the Wake Div community! She chose to attend Wake Div because of her compassion for people and passion for learning. She is an alumna of East Carolina University and grew up in Kannapolis, North Carolina. She loves sunshine, trees, dogs, yoga, food, and WATER! Raven is also an only child so pay her no mind when her only child syndrome starts showing — she’s just spoiled!

If there was anything that she thinks is essential to know before you begin this journey it is to understand that “it takes courage to live through suffering and it takes honesty to observe it.”

Connect with Raven via Facebook or email.

Hailing from San Diego, California, you’d be surprised to know Chris has never surfed and is not the biggest fan of the beach.  Instead, he can usually be found indoors playing video games, singing, or (occasionally) playing sports.  Chris is a second-year student who has found himself in an entirely new environment.  The community has welcomed this “liberal nerd” (as he has labeled himself) into their midst and challenged him in many positive ways.  Chris is an alumni of the University of Redlands and is currently working as a Youth Pastor at G3 Church, a local United Methodist congregation.

If there was anything that he thinks is essential to know before you begin this journey it would be to stop and take in how exciting this moment is.  You are coming to an amazing school and have worked so hard to get here!

Connect with Chris via Facebook or email.