New Student Orientation Videos

While we would love for you to attend one of our three live New Student Orientations (in Dallas, Houston, or Washington DC), we know many of you are taking classes literally around the world and can’t travel here. Don’t worry. These videos give an introduction to the Division of Student Life and your time as a seminary student. Please watch these videos before your courses being.

IMPORTANT – You will be enrolled in a non-credit New Student Assessment course in our online learning platform ( your first fall or spring semester. In that course, you will be asked if you watched these videos below.

Further questions can be directed to the Office of Student Life by email at or by phone at 214-887-5360.

Live Welcome Event Online

Your online courses will open on Friday, January 10, and then on Monday, January 13 at 12:00 p.m. (Central), we’d love to have you join us for a live-streamed Welcome Event with members of the Online and Distance Education team and your fellow online and distance students. 

You can contact the Online and Distance Education department at