Brite Divinity School will open its doors for potential graduate students today for an open house.
The info session will be an opportunity for prospective students who are considering graduate school, especially graduate theological education, to tour the facility and learn more about the school. Brite sent information via e-mail to all university seniors and provided a flyer to other colleges and churches in the region.
Valerie Forstman, director of admissions for Brite, said Brite was focusing on university seniors, but the event is free and open to everyone.
“We are very pleased with the TCU graduates who have come to Brite,” Forstman said. “We appreciate our relationship with TCU and think very highly of the TCU Religion Department. So it’s natural that we are especially interested in TCU students.
The day will begin with a free breakfast and greetings from Dean Nancy J. Ramsay and President Newell Williams. Potential graduate students will hear from various professors and directors and about financial aid.
Don Mills, vice chancellor for student affairs, will deliver the sermon at the weekly worship service at 11 a.m.
A lunch with community conversations between participants and three Brite faculty members will follow, and after lunch, students may take a tour of Brite and the campus, sit in on a class and have an admissions interview. They also will have the opportunity to tour the Liebrock Village housing that is open only to graduate students from both Brite and the university.
Students within the graduate program will lead the tours in order to give a student’s perspective of the program and the university. Forstman encourages anyone with an interest in graduate studies to attend regardless of his or her year or degree.
Brite Divinity School Fall Open House
8:30 a.m. 8212; Free breakfast, Moore Building admissions office
9 a.m. 8212; Greetings from president and dean, professor briefings about different departments and financial aid discussion
11 a.m. 8212; Worship session with Don Mills at Robert Carr Chapel
Noon 8212; Free lunch and community conversations with three Brite faculty members &- open to all, Weatherly Hall (Moore basement) Followed by campus tours and housing and admissions interviews. All sessions are scheduled to take place today.