Attend Our Open Doors Event.


Open Doors Event

Come visit the Drew Theological School.

Thursday, April 4
10:00 a.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Are you a believer, an activist, a seeker, a thinker, a counselor, a preacher, a teacher, a poet, a dreamer? If so, then join us at Drew!

Open Doors at Drew is an opportunity to get to know Drew as a place that values thinking and action.

The Drew Theological School—a community of scholars, ministers and activists gathered on a beautiful, wooded campus—has trained rooted, innovative and courageous leaders for 150 years for service to the Church, the academy and society. We are a diverse and open community that dares to pursue the love, wisdom and justice at the heart of the transformative gospel of Jesus Christ.

Join worship. Meet faculty, students and staff. Explore our degree programs, scholarships and community. Our doors are open. Stay for a part of the day or the entire day. You decide.

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Open Doors Schedule | April 4

10:00 a.m. – Welcome in Seminary Hall

10:15 to 11:15 a.m – Attend a Class

  • Choice 1: Everyday Ethics: How do we make a difference? with Dr. Kate Ott, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
  • Choice 2: Sacred Songs and Social Justice with Professor Mark Miller, Associate Professor of Church Music

11:15 a.m. to noon – Hear About Our Degree Programs and Scholarships

  • Director of Theological Admissions, the Rev. Dr. Kevin D. Miller presenting

Noon to 1:00 p.m. – Join Community Worship

  • The Rev. Dr. Javier Viera, Dean of the Theological School, preaching

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Have Lunch and Conversation with Faculty, Students, and Alumni

  • Note: Doctor of Ministry students will meet in Mead Hall room 110 for lunch

2:15 to 3:30 p.m. – Doctor of Ministry Seminar

  • Learn more about Drew’s Innovative D.Min program and cohorts with the Rev. Dr. Meredith Hoxie Schol, Director of Doctoral Studies

2:30 to 3:45 p.m. – Attend a Class

  • Choice 1: Global Faiths and the Earth with Dr. Laurel Kearns, Professor of Ecology, Religion and Society
  • Choice 2: Spirituality of Joy with Dr. Angella Son, Associate Professor of Psychology and Religion

3:45 to 4:15 p.m. – Take a Tour

  • Choice 1: Tour the Theo Community Garden led by Jennifer Maidrand
  • Choice 2: Tour the Academic Learning Commons with Dr. Jesse Mann, Associate Professor in the Practice of Bibliography & Theological Research

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Hear About Learning Beyond the Classroom

  • Associate Dean the Rev. Dr. Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre will be facilitating a student panel on the PREP program and Drew’s vocational pathways

5:45 to 6:45 p.m. – Refreshments and Social Hour with Current Students

6:00 to 7:15 p.m. – Frederick A. Shippey Lecture 

  • This lecture is with Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at Duke University and author of Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America