Welcome to Candler School of Theology's 2013 orientation website. We're so glad that you've made the decision to be a part of the Candler community and are looking forward to meeting you in person. Orientation is designed to help you become more familiar with the purposes, framework and components of a theological education at Candler, as well as to acquaint you with the Candler community, the Emory community and the larger community of Atlanta. One of the ways we hope to offer information and assistance is through this website. Please feel free to browse the pages or check the links for useful information -- and keep checking back, as we'll be adding features over the summer. We also invite you to call or email us with specific questions.
On these days students will have an opportunity to handle important campus business such as laptop configuration, locker rentals, identification cards, parking permits, visit the Office of Access and Disability Resources and Services, attend an optional Blackboard orientation (Blackboard is the course management system used at Candler School of Theology), and complete new student paperwork.
All United Methodist Students: Mandatory meeting and dinner from 4:30 - 7p.m .
All MTS Students: Dinner with Dr. Steve Kraftchick from 5 - 8 p.m.
August 22, 2013: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
August 23, 2013: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Candler Orientation Celebration Lunch: Spouses, partners and families are welcome! Please be sure to register for the lunch.
August 27, 2013: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
For MDiv students, learning about and preparing for Contextual Education is an important part of orientation. On Tuesday, August 27, all MDiv students will visit their Contextual Education sites. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your site supervisor and the other students who will be serving with you at your site. You will also be oriented to your site's location, mission and practices. All students except for those students completing their site work at Campbell Stone Apartments and Gwinett Medical Center will return to campus by 5:30 p.m.
Please review the following important reminders for Contextual Education site visits on Tuesday, August 27:
DRESS CODE: Appropriate business casual attire is required of students for their Contextual Education site visit, Tuesday, August 27. Specifically this means no shorts, not short skirts, no t-shirts, no sandals, no jeans. Men do not need to wear a sports jacket or tie, but must wear dress slacks and shirts with collars, dress shoes and socks. No one should wear open-toed shoes. Women should not wear high hells, but instead comfortable walking shoes. Students who do not follow this dress code will not be able to attend the Contextual Education site orientation. Those Con Ed students at either of the prison sites (Arrendale and Helms/Transitional) should NOT wear Khaki-colored slacks or dresses, nor capris or jewelry, and should expect to leave phones in the van during orientation.
Students completing their Contextual Education I site work at Campbell Stone Apartments will have dinner with their group and return to campus by 7:30 p.m.
Students completing their Contextual Education I site work at Gwinett Medical Center will have dinner with their group and return to campus by 8:30 p.m.
Are you still getting all your ducks in a row? Check out the following links: