On Friday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the DTS campus will be open for graduates, their families, and friends who may wish to visit the seminary. This is an opportunity to visit the DTS-Dallas campus since campus will be closed Saturday, May 9, the day of Commencement.
Located less than a quarter of a mile from the heart of campus, the brand new Element Hotel (Downtown East) is a convenient place for friends and family of graduates to stay.
For a special DTS discounted rate:
Graduates should arrive in advance of the ceremony according to the instructions for graduates available on the Student Portal.
A come-and-go, casual dinner will be served to all graduating students with their families and friends on the DTS campus. The BBQ picnic is designed to give graduates and their families an opportunity to visit with one another and meet the faculty and staff. Games, a petting zoo, pony rides, and other activities will be available for children.
Dress is informal and western attire is encouraged. Attendees are highly encouraged to bring blankets to sit on the lawn. Limited seating will be available inside the Campbell Academic Center.
Anyone (including children) who takes a plate will need a ticket. Tickets can be purchased through the DTS Bookstore.
Childcare is available during the Commencement Ceremony. Reservations are required by May 5.
Translation services will be provided for the commencement ceremony held at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin) only. Please see instructions below.
El día de la graduación, tendremos una mesa donde podrá recoger dispositivos para escuchar la ceremonia de graduación en español. Si los utiliza, le pediremos que nos deje una forma de identificación para garantizar su devolución.
Estamos creando una lista para asegurarnos de tener suficientes de estos dispositivos. Por lo tanto, si va a necesitarlos, por favor, envíe un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org con la cantidad que necesita y los nombres de quienes lo utilizarán.
We have a limited number of channels available for attendees needing Mandarin translation for the Commencement Ceremony. Priority will be given to the graduates and their family members. If you need translation in Mandarin, please contact email@example.com BEFORE April 30th. After receiving confirmation that you have reserved a translation receiver, please arrive at the Welcome Center no later than 9:00am to check out the receiver. A driver’s license and/or credit card are required as deposit.
普通話同步翻譯：我們將在5月9日畢業典禮提供普通話翻譯，給有需要的中文部畢業生以及家屬親友。如果您有需要聽普通話翻譯，請於4月30日前與中文部 firstname.lastname@example.org 預約翻譯收聽器。有收到預約確認電郵者，請於典禮當天早上9時至教會大廳的接待處，領取收聽器，需要以駕照或信用卡做抵押。
Each year, the graduating class collects money for a physical gift for the benefit of future students at DTS. Past graduating class gifts have included outdoor seating by Hope Coffee, outdoor seating by Walvoord Student Center, artwork in various buildings on campus, the large campus sign facing Live Oak, the “classic” campus sign on Swiss Avenue, TV monitors across campus, and trees/landscaping across campus.