While we normally host live New Student Orientation in Dallas, Houston, and Washington DC each fall and spring, we have captured these experiences on video for you to watch at home.

These videos are required viewing for all new students.

There will be a place on the New Student Assessment course in Canvas where you will indicate you have watched these videos.

All Campuses Start Here!

Time to watch: 2 hours, 3 minutes

1. Welcome (4:05)

2. Presidential Charge (16:04)

3. Spiritual Life of a Seminary Student (19:32)

4. DTS Student Council and Panel (40:17)

5. Seminary with Sisters (7:50)

6. Tips for Seminary Success (15:21)

7. Academic Advising (4:17)

8. Spiritual Formation (9:50)

9. Ministry Formation (5:35)

Videos for Specific Campuses

Dallas Campus Tour


Houston Campus Tour (3:00)

Spiritual Formation & Ministry Formation (7:30)


Security & Badges (7:04)

Library (3:30)


Staff Introductions (17:44)

Spiritual Formation (7:56)


Ministry Formation (15:54)


Atlanta Welcome (7:00)


Online & Distance Education Welcome (7:41)

Distance Education Team (15:17)

Meet and Greet Sessions (optional)

We would love to invite you to join us for one of six online times (using Zoom) where you can get to know your fellow new students, some of the key staff at your specific campus, and some of the faculty.

This will also be an opportunity to ask any questions not addressed in the New Student Orientation videos.

Pick the campus and time that works best for you. You can attend even more than one if you would like.

Each meeting will be one hour.

No prior registration required.

Dallas Campus 

Friday, January 8th- 7:00 pm Central Time



Online/Extension Site Students

Saturday, January 9th- 6:00 pm Central Time



NSO for Washington DC students will be in person at the Washington DC campus at 12:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. CST). If you can not attend in person or would like to RSVP your attendance please email udang@dts.edu. 

NSO for Houston students will be in person at the Houston campus at 1:00 p.m. CST. If you can not attend in person or would like to RSVP your attendance please email tlee@dts.edu.




Atlanta Campus Students

Sunday, January 10th – 8:00 pm Eastern Time (7:00 pm Central Time)

Logos Bible Training (optional)

Start the new semester with the help of Logos Bible Software! 

Whether you are new to the software or a pro, the following online training opportunities will help you get the most out of this great resource. 

Descriptions, times, and registration links are on the website link below. 

Register to save your spot!

Other Resources (optional)

Canvas (online.dts.edu) is the tool DTS uses for all live and online courses.

Rapid Reading: Join Dr. Greg Hatteberg for a 3 part class to read faster with the same comprehension!

  • Saturdays, January 30, February 6 & 13
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm (CDT)
  • $20/person
  • Sign up by emailing alumni@dts.edu
  • Zoom link provided at registration 

Dallas Theological Seminary works to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students with psychological, medical, physical, and learning disabilities. Students desiring or needing accommodations on the basis of such disabilities or of medical incidents such as hospitalization or severe injury are to email the Director of Disability Services.

If you are aware of a condition that may impact your studies, please contact the Director of Disability Services before the semester begins or at the onset of a crisis in order to have all relevant documentation on file for the semester. Please note:

  • Accommodations are not retroactive, and
  • New accommodation request forms are required for each class each semester, and should be submitted prior to the class starting.

While accommodations cannot fundamentally change the major aspects of core requirements of courses or your program, they can aid you in successfully completing your work.

For more information, visit our Disability Services webpage.

If you are a Dallas Campus student looking for a church, job, or internship, connect with local churches and ministries by visiting the Virtual Church & Ministry Fair

Here you will find all the resources you need to register for courses, schedule an advising meeting, apply for financial aid, and much more.


Please visit the link below for information regarding the Community Covenant, Handbook, and Policies.