New Student Orientation

New students are expected to participate in Orientation at the beginning of the semester in which they matriculate. The schedule is carefully balanced to:

  • introduce new students to peers, staff, administrators, faculty and, when possible, current students from both Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary
  • familiarize students with the locations of and information about the Lilly Library, wellness center, business office, Academic Services office, and computer labs
  • introduce new students to peers, staff, administrators, faculty and, when possible, current students from both Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary
  • provide essential information about academic programs and policies
  • facilitate advisor assignments and registration for courses
  • offer time to relax and interact in small groups at meal times and the end of the day