New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

“Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing… a hundredfold.” Mark 4:8 NRSV

Welcome to the Candler School of Theology 2014 New Student Orientation website. Each year the Office of Student Programming staff spends countless hours planning for your arrival – ensuring that every detail is in place so that your experience at Candler starts well. We also spend time focusing on a theme for Orientation, one that reflects what we believe are the hopes and expectations for the Candler community.

This year, we are “yielding a hundredfold.” With the 100th anniversary of the Candler School of Theology upon us, we consider a century of seeds sown in the lives of students, staff, and faculty and in what ways those seeds will yield the promises of tomorrow.

This site is designed to give you all the information you need to orient yourself to Candler, Emory, and the greater metro Atlanta area. There is even a page for you to view our Instagram and Facebook feed (and tag your own pictures and posts with #CandlerOSP and #CST100). As the summer progresses, we will add more information to the site, so check back often!

Orientation Celebration Lunch: REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

After a whirlwind week of orientation and getting acclimated to life at Candler, we want to celebrate you and your family during our Orientation Celebration Lunch August 22, 2014 at 12 noon. If your family or loved ones are in the Atlanta area, we invite them to come to lunch -- but both you and your family MUST register to attend! Click here to register today!

Dates to Remember
Pre-Orientation Activities (ID cards, financial aid, etc.)August 19, 2014
International Student/International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) OrientationAugust 19, 2014
All New Student Orientation
August 20-22, 2014
Contextual Education I IntroductionAugust 26, 2014
Episcopal Studies IntroductionAugust 26, 2014
Teaching Parish IntroductionAugust 26, 2014

If you have any pressing questions, feel free to reach out to us via the information below:

Office of Student Programming: 404.727.4430


For questions regarding orientation: Jasmine Terry

For international student support: Stephanie Carey

Orientation Schedule

Orientation is your first glimpse into the rhythms of life at Candler, and this schedule serves as your guide through what we hope will be a helpful introduction and transition to this seminary community. Pay close attention to the dates, times and locations listed as this information is essential to ensuring that you have every opportunity to learn, engage and orient yourself to Candler and Emory. Click here to get a preview of the week’s events—a fully detailed schedule will be posted closer to Orientation.

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Worship and Spiritual Formation

Worship and spiritual formation constitute a large part of life at Candler and in the Emory community as a whole. Worshipping together as a community of faith and learning, as well as developing individual spiritual practices, is an essential part of theological education. We engage in all kinds of spiritual formation, including off-site retreats and student-led worship experiences. Click here to learn more about Worship and Spiritual Formation at Candler.

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Whether you’re looking for ways to get around Atlanta or need to find the best resources for mental, physical and spiritual care, our resource list will give you all the tools you need to get started. Click here to find links to the Emory Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Emory Transportation, WoodPec and other resources.

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Get Connected

One of the most important parts of your experience at Candler is getting connected to the community at large; using digital platforms like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to disseminate information and meet new people is a fun way to engage the community and learn more about life at Candler. Click here to get connected to us and meet the Office of Student Programming staff.

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