When is Orientation?

Orientation is intended to introduce you to all the tools you might need to thrive at Columbia Seminary. During orientation, you’ll meet fellow students; interact with faculty, staff, and returning students; get to know Columbia, Decatur, and Atlanta; and learn about the many resources available to students. You will have the opportunity to register for classes, pick up your student ID, get acquainted with campus, and much more!

  • Orientation will be held for all incoming MDiv, MAPT, Dual Degree, MA(TS), and ThM students from August 27-29, 2019.

  • International Student Orientation is August 22-26, 2019.

  • Orientation is required for all incoming students.

  • In late July, you’ll receive a detailed check list of items to complete to register for orientation and the dates and schedule of fun and informative activities.

  • In early August, you will receive more information from the Office of Student Affairs and Community Life, including a detailed orientation schedule.

When do classes start?

  • Greek school is scheduled for July 8-August 16th.

  • The MAPT Introductory Seminar is scheduled for August 12-16th.

  • Fall semester courses will begin on Tuesday, September 3rd.

See the Campus Housing Move In Dates

Where can I find the Academic Calendar?

Make note of all the important dates for the year here.