New Student Resources

Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Seminary

admissions new student resourcesWe are glad you will soon be joining this community! Newly admitted students are often juggling so many decisions and transitions at once. Whether you are relocating to Columbus or commuting from down the block, we want to help make this arrival as smooth as possible... and we want to make sure you know there is a place for you here!

We want to extend a warm welcome to all of you who are entering Trinity Lutheran Seminary and Bexley Seabury Seminary as new students this fall. We are truly delighted that you have chosen to join this community of faith and learning, and look forward to getting to know you.

Entering students should have received a copy of the schedule for orientation in the mail along with a book to be read before the retreat with the faculty. If you have not received this mailing by early August, please check with us. 

For many of you, this is a time of significant transition. Please know that the prayers of all of us at Trinity and Bexley Seabury are with you during these coming weeks.

Orientation Schedule, August 20-22, 2014:

Wednesday, August 20 – Trinity/Bexley Seabury Campus
11 am – New Student Welcome and Tour of Campus (Atrium)
Noon to 1:15 – Lunch for Entire Community (Lower Level Koinonia)
2 pm to 4:30 pm – Mission Plunge (Meet in Atrium for orientation and sending)
4:30 to 5 pm – Choir Rehearsal (Gloria Dei Worship Center)
5 pm to 5:45 pm – Community Eucharist (Gloria Dei Worship Center)
6 pm – All Community Dinner (Lower Level Koinonia)
Thursday, August 21 – New Student/Faculty Retreat Day at Trinity Episcopal
Church-Capitol Square, 125 E. Broad Street, Downtown Columbus
8 am – Travel to retreat location by bus or car
8:30 to 9 am – Coffee, tea and light breakfast (Parish Hall)
9 am to Noon – Debriefing of Mission Plunges; Discussion of pre-reading for Retreat
Noon to 1 pm – Lunch with Advisors
1:30 to 3 pm –  Conversation with Colleagues, Faculty and Advisors
3:15 pm – Travel back to campus or home
5:30 to 7:30 pm – Bexley Hall Dinner and Orientation (Bexley House)
Friday, August 22 – Trinity/Bexley Seabury Campus
8:30 am – Worship
9:00 to 10:30 am – Overview of academic, financial aid and registration information in small groups
10:45 to Noon – Computer Services and Contextual Education overview (Classrooms)
Noon to 1 pm – Lunch with Student Ambassadors (Koinonia Center)
1:00 to 3:00 pm –  Amazing (G)Race for All Students, Returning and New (Begin in Gloria Dei)
3:00 to 4:30 pm – Formation Matters (Classrooms)
4:30 pm – Closing and Sending (Tierra Santa)

Helpful Resources

We invite you to familiarize yourself with the Trinity and Bexley Seabury community:
  • Get to know your new city. Visit the "Visitor Information" and "About Columbus and Bexley" pages to learn about upcoming events
  • Explore our Worship life
  • Learn more about Music opportunities
  • Read an issue of the Te Deum (our magazine for alumni), the FLOTD (our on campus newspaper... it stands for "For the Living of These Days"), or Trinity's Midweek Blast, an update from our President, Rick Barger
  • Check out the books for your classes on the Registrar's page and contact our own Steeple People bookstore with any questions
  • Exam

Additional Resources for Newly Admitted Students