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Fall New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new RTS Jackson students, which includes anyone who began classes on or after June 1, 2020. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to host our summer orientation, so this event is for all new summer and fall students, and any other student who has never attended a campus-wide orientation.

The orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 19, and will be largely split up by program (MDiv/MA & MAC) to allow for appropriate social distancing. All sessions including the separate program lunches will be held in the Sam Patterson Student Center, with exception to the Library tours. Students, faculty, and staff attending the event will be required to wear masks, remain socially distanced, and regularly wash their hands to minimize the amount of exposure between individuals.

Orientation Schedule

8:45 am – 9:00 am MDiv/MA Arrival & Check-In at the Student Center
9:00 am – 10:00 am MDiv Field Education/Preaching Circuit Orientation
10:00 am – 10:20 am Welcome and History of RTS Jackson
10:40 am – 11:25 am Academic Affairs/Student Handbook
11:30 am — 12:15 pm MDiv Socially-Distanced Faculty Lunch (Box Meals)
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Student IDs/Mailbox Setup/Meet & Greet
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MDiv Library Tour

11:00 am – 11:15 am: MAC Arrive & Check-in at the Library
11:15 am – 12:00 pm: MAC Library Tour
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: Student IDs/Mailbox Setup/Meet & Greet
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm: MAC Socially Distanced Faculty Lunch (Box Meals)
1:30 pm – 1:50 pm: Welcome and History of RTS Jackson
1:50 pm – 2:10 pm: Student Life/Campus Operations
2:10 pm – 2:55 pm: Academic Affairs/Student Handbook


August 19, 2020
8:45 am - 3:00 pm
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Jim Scott


Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS
5422 Clinton Blvd
Jackson, MS 39209 United States
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