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Note: all times in PST

Monday, January 23rd

10:00 am – 11:30: Theological Reading & Writing Workshop with Dean Susan Abraham

Register here

 

Tuesday, January 24th

Spring Orientation Day 1: Coming Undone, Coming Together…

Online only Join via Zoom

8 am: Check-in

8:30 – 9:15: Welcome and Centering Reflection

9: 15 – 9:45: Conversation with President Vasquez-Levy and Dean Abraham

9:45 – 10:00: Break

10:00 – 12:00 pm: Coming Undone…The Logistics of Learning at PSR

    • Stackable Curriculum, Registration, and Maintaining Strong Academic Status Review
    • Financial Aid
    • Best Practices for Remote/Concurrent Learning
    • Staying on Track with your Academic Journey (SONIS, Website Student Resources, Ignite Collective

 

12:00 – 12:45: Break

12:45 – 2:00: Conversation with PSR Faculty

2:00 – 2:20: Break

1:55 –  2:30 Wrap-up and Sending Blessing for the Day

 

Wednesday, January 25th

Spring Orientation Day 2: Coming Together – Breathing Life in Dry Bones Days

Online only – Join via Zoom

8 am -8:30: Check-in & Gathering Conversation

8:30 – 8:45: Centering Reflection

8:45 – 10:15: Coming Together  — Making Covenant, Becoming Community

    • Covenant Matters
    • Student Panel w/ Breakout Sessions – “Bringing All our Gifts to the Table”
    • Cultivating Community Safety – “We Keep Each Other Safe”

 

10:15 – 10:30: Break

10:30 – 12:00 pm: Coming Together —Cultivating Equity, Belonging & Community Impact

    • PSR’s Commitment to Anti-Racism & Intersectional Equity
    • Finding Community in the Ignite Collective

 

12:00 – 12:45: Break

12:45 – 2:15: Breathing Life — Whole Self-Care and Spiritual Formation

    • Student Accessibility Services
    • Community Care & Wellness
    • The Gifts & Challenges of Theological & Spiritual Formation

 

2:15 – 2:30: Sending Blessings

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5:00 pm PST – In-Person Happy Hour/Dinner Gathering @ La Val’s Pizza

Gather in front of Berkwood Hedge School (5 pm) to walk down to Euclid St.

 

Thursday, January 26th

9:30 am-10:30 am: Online GTU Library Orientation, Join Zoom here

10:30 am: In-person GTU Library Tour, 2400 Ridge Road – Berkeley, CA 94709

 

Saturday, January 28th

11:30 am: Hybrid COMMUNITY LIFE CAFÉ

In Person, meet in Benton Hall Lobby

Online, Zoom link will be added soon

 

Spring 2023 Orientation is hosted by the Office of Community Life