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Wake Divinity Day Spring Open House

Thursday, March 23 at 8:30am to 3:15pm

Wingate Hall 1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Join the School of Divinity for our Spring Open House! You will have the opportunity to join other prospective students in Winston-Salem to explore Wake Forest and all we have to offer. Meeting faculty, learning about the curriculum, and talking with current students about the advantages of attending Wake Forest for your theological education is just the beginning of what you’ll experience in your visit to the School of Divinity community.

When you visit the School of Divinity you’ll experience what sets us apart – our setting in a top 30 nationally ranked university, faculty who are teacher-scholars, a rich and diverse spiritual life, creative class offerings, and innovative ministry opportunities. More than that, you will see how students are exploring their understanding of God and seeking ways to put their faith into action. Today, you may be unsure of exactly what you are being called to do, but we affirm your desire to make a difference in the world, and we hope that you will visit to explore some of the ways that your calling might take shape.

Visit days are free to attend. Hotel accommodations are not provided, but discounted rates are available.

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Open House Schedule

8:30 - 8:45am
Arrival and Reception

8:45 - 9:30am
Welcome, Introductions, and Visit Overview - Balcony Room
with Dr. Gail R. O'Day, Dean and Professor of New Testament and Preaching; Dr. Shonda Jones, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services; and the Admissions team

9:30 - 10:45am
Morning Class Options

Old Testament II with Dr. Neal Walls


Christian Theology with Dr. Elizabeth Gandolfo

11:00am - 12:30pm
Community Worship and Community Lunch

12:30 - 2:00pm
Innovating the Education of Public Religious Leaders
Curriculum Overview with Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Theology, and Art of Ministry Introduction with Dr. John Senior, Director of the Art of Ministry, and Assistant Teaching Professor of Ethics and Society

2:00 - 2:30pm
Campus Tour

2:45 - 3:15pm
Visitor's Choice

Admitted, Now What? An information session for admitted students covering financial aid with Lauren Trethaway, Financial Aid Counselor


So, I'm Ready to Apply! An information session for prospective students with Rev. Andrea N. Edwards, Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Closing and Departure


Special Note:

Visit on March 23 and stay for an evening conversation on “Beyond Being: Frontiers in Consciousness Research in Science, Spirituality, and Wellness.” Why do so many cultures speak of body, mind, and soul as different from each other? When our physical life ends, does our consciousness end as well? Leading researchers in the fields of perceptual studies and neurobiology will explore narratives of past-life and near-death experiences. They will explore the profound long-term impacts of these experiences and discuss the emerging research into a post-mortem existence. The event takes place after Wake Divinity Day at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education (475 Vine Street, Winston-Salem). Learn more and register. (Note: registration for the visit day does not register you for this event.)


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