Portland Non Residential New Student Guide

Highlights from On-Campus Orientation

Our New Student Orientation is designed to provide you with the most important information you’ll need to know to successfully embark on your studies at Western.  Since you will not be able to join us on campus for the full orientation experience, we wanted to provide you with some highlights below.  Please take the time to listen to both of these messages as your schedule allows -- they include pertinent and powerful information designed to benefit you.

Presidential Address

President Randy Roberts shares his personal experience and insights from Scripture, in a powerful exhortation to incoming seminarians.  Dr. Roberts' message is about half an hour long, and well worth the listen.  We hope it proves educational and inspiring as you learn more about our seminary leader and consider all that God has for you during the course of your studies.

Presidential address audio(Right-click and choose "Save As..." to download the file.)

New Student Success Panel

Enjoy a group discussion with a number of Western Seminary graduates and staff members, designed to provide practical tips to help you succeed. Panelists speak to financial resources and budgeting, time management, degree program course planning, and keeping your relationships strong during seminary years.

new student success panel audio(Right-click and choose "Save As..." to download the file.)

Our Staff: We're Here to Help You

Now that we’ve provided you with a general overview of seminary life, we invite you to contact us directly to answer additional questions or provide further assistance. Don’t know where to start?  Feel free to call the office at 503.517.1800 and our receptionist will be happy to connect you with the appropriate staff member.

Portland Campus Directory


Thank you for completing our New Student Guide!

Please call Margaret Hess to receive your PIN and register for classes. Her direct line is 503.517.1800.

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