Many Expressions of Worship”


Thursday, January 24 (General Student Orientation: All students, including F-1 visa students)

7:45 am

Pick up Orientation Packets

Alumni Hall Lobby

8:00 am

Worship and Welcome

Alumni Hall

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Meet & Greet

Great Hall

9:30 am-11:30 am

Competency and Proficiency Exams



  • OT and NT Competency Exams

Academic Center 240


  • Greek Proficiency Exam

Academic Center 242


  • Hebrew Proficiency Exam

Academic Center 151

11:30 am-1:00 pm

New Student Luncheon & Information Session

(With Faculty/Staff and Student Association)
(GCTS will cover cost)

Alumni Hall

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Academic Advising Sessions



  • MDIV with Registrar



  • MA (except MACO and MAR): Contact Registration Office to schedule individual advising appointment.



  • MACO with Counseling Staff and Faculty



  • MAR with Dr. Isaac



  • ThM in Biblical Studies with Dr. Schnabel



  • ThM in Christian Thought with Dr. Isaac



  • ThM in Preaching with Dr. Batton


2:15 pm-3:00 pm

Financial Advising Session (Required for All New Students)

Alumni Hall

3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Registration Fair

Alumni Hall

5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Dinner for New Students & Families

(GCTS will cover cost)


Dining Hall

Friday, January 25

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Kick-Off Worship Service (led by Student Association)

Kaiser Chapel

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

President’s Reception

President’s Home in Beverly, MA

Sunday, January 27

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Community Meals: Chinese New Year Celebration & Dumpling

Dining Hall

Wednesday, January 30

11:10 am - 12:00pm

All Seminary Convocation

Kaiser Chapel