New Student Orientation

Welcome to NOBTS! We are so excited that God has called you to seminary and that you feel Him leading you to NOBTS. We are committed to giving you the best seminary experience possible, and we believe that orientation is a crucial part of getting you the information you need for a successful seminary experience.

Orientation takes place in two parts: Online Orientation and Campus Orientation.

Online Orientation

After receiving your acceptance letter from NOBTS, you will receive an email from Student Life with essentail information about orientation. Afterward, you'll get an email from our Blackboard Office giving you your Blackboard username and password. Use that login information to log into www.nobts.blackboard.com, and you will find that you are already enrolled in ORIE1000: Online Orientation. You'll find instructions for completing Online Orientation on the welcome page for ORIE1000: Online Orientation.

All new and most returning students are required to complete Online Orientation. We have tried to put only the most crucial information for success at NOBTS in Online Orientation!

Campus Orientation

If you selected our main campus or an extension center as your preferred campus on your application, we also provide you with a campus orientation at your selected site. Extension center students should contact their Extension Center Director for information about when and where campus orientation will take place.

For New Orleans students, campus orientation takes place in a conference format. Orientation will always be held on the Thursday and Friday before classes begin (see the academic calendar for those dates). During orientation, you will get a chance to meet other students and professors, hear more about your specific degree program, learn about the city of New Orleans, and be encouraged in your pursuit of God's call on your life.

Registration

You may register for your classes via Self Serve once you have completed Online Orientation and an appointment with an advisor. If you need help, the Registration Procedures tutorial has answers.

Questions?

Email us at studentlife@nobts.edu or give us a call at 504.816.8427.