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Wednesday, August 20

3:30 – 5:00pm Thinking Theologically: Pre-Orientation Workshop
*this workshop is optional; but recommended.
Wingate Hall 202
5:30 – 7:30pm Welcome Dinner
Dinner is free; bring your spouses, partners, and children! 
District Roof Top Bar and Grille
770 Liberty View Court
Winston-Salem, NC 


Thursday, August 21

8:00 – 8:45am Orientation Check-In, Photo, and Refreshments
*please come dressed to take a headshot photo which will be used for the online directory 
Wingate Hall Rotunda and Student Lounge
8:45 – 9:30am Morning Worship Wait Chapel
9:30 – 9:45am Coffee Break Lower Auditorium
9:45 – 10:15am Welcome and Orientation Overview
Linsey Altvater and Chelsea Yarborough, Orientation Coordinators
Ted Wilkinson, Community Life Coordinator
Ashton Murray, President of SLC
Gail R. O’Day, Dean and Professor of New Testament and Preaching
Shonda Jones, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services 
Lower Auditorium
10:15 – 11:00am Table Builders  
11:00am – 12:00pm MDiv Curriculum Overview
with Dr. Jill Crainshaw
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and
Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology
and Dr. John E. Senior
Director of the Art of Ministry and
Assistant Teaching Professor of  Ethics and Society
Room 202
12:00 – 12:45pm Lunch and Faculty Introductions Lower Auditorium 
12:45 – 1:30pm Faculty Panel
Table Practices of a Good Student: What Do Faculty Expect
Lower Auditorium
1:30 – 2:00pm Information Systems and Technology Overview
Mark Batten, Assistant Director of Admissions Operations and Communications
Room 202 
2:00 – 2:15pm Break
*drinks and snacks available in Wingate 105
2:15 – 3:00pm Financial Aid and Financial Well-Being
Tom Benza, Associate Director of Financial Aid 
Shonda Jones, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services
Clinton Moyer, Senior Fellow 
Room 202
3:00 – 5:00pm Faculty Advising
Meet with your faculty advisor at the designated time and location for advising. You will be able to make changes to your course schedule during your advising session.
  Student Life and Campus Services Fair
Get information about student life and campus services. Get information from Wake Div student organizations, the Wake Forest Campus Garden, the WFU LGBTQ Center, Chaplain’s Office, Counseling Center, Office of Sustainability, and more. Current students will also be on hand to answer questions about advising and registering for courses. 
Lower Auditorium 
5:30pm Optional Group Dinner On Your Own Mi Pubelo
2905 Reynolda Rd 


Friday, August 22

8:00 – 8:30am Arrival and Refreshments Room 202
8:30 – 9:15am Hospitality Around the Table: Identities That Shape Us
Shonda Jones, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services
Chris Copeland, Director of Leadership Development and Spiritual Life 
Room 202
9:30 – 10:45am Library Orientation
Kaeley McMahan, Associate Librarian, School of Divinity
Hilary Floyd, Academic Skills Instructor 
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
10:45 – 11:00am Break
*drinks and snacks available in Wingate 105
11:00am – 12:20pm Workshops
Two workshop sessions will be held.
  Session I: 11:00 – 11:35am
Session II: 11:45am – 12:20pm 
  Choose one of three small group workshops to attend each session.  
  Approaching the Table in Fullness: Opportunities for Self-Care and Spirituality |  Discover ways to get connected with local churches and ministries and learn about self-care activities available at the university and Winston-Salem (like yoga, meditation groups, etc.). Room 201 
  Expanding the Table: Multicultural Contexts for Ministry | Learn more about course offerings for the immersion component of the MDiv curriculum from faculty and students who have led/participated in previous courses. Trips are offered in both domestic and international settings. Room 302
  Writing as a Theologian | What does it mean to write a good theological paper and how do you go about doing it? This session will serve as an introduction to the demands and process of theological writing, including: organization of ideas, synthesis of research materials, planning the steps in the writing process, and writing styles. Room 202 
12:20 – 1:00pm  Lunch and Chapel Spotlight Lower Auditorium
1:00 – 1:45pm Campus Tour
Student volunteers will lead tours of the School of Divinity and the University. You will be assigned to a tour group. 
  Student Success Panel
For those students who wish to forego the campus tour, come learn about the resources available for student academic and personal success, followed by a Q&A session. Representatives will be present from the Learning Assistance Center, the Counseling Center, Student Health Service, and Academic Skills.
Room 202
1:45 – 2:00pm Break
*drinks and snacks available in Wingate 105
2:00 – 2:45pm Current Student Panel: Life at the Table at the School of Divinity  Room 202
2:45 – 3:00pm  Wrap-Up and Evaluations  
3:00 – 4:00pm Closing Worship  Lower Auditorium



NOTE: School of Divinity t-shirts, hoodies, and car decals will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 22 from 3:00 – 5:00pm at the Student Life and Campus Services Fair in the Lower Auditorium. Cash or check only.

short sleeve t: $10  |  long sleve t: $12  |  hoodies: $25  |  decals: $4