RISE (Refresher and Intensive for Scholarly Enrichment) is an optional two-day pre-orientation academic workshop for incoming students. The workshop shares some of the skills needed to analyze and write theologically.

Invitations to participate in RISE are mailed to incoming students in the early summer. Students will be able to register for RISE online closer to the event.

Program Details

RISE is a preparatory program specifically designed to support students who may not have a theological or religious studies background, have a significant gap of time since they were last in school, or want to prepare for their academic life before classes begin.

Over the course of two days students will work with selected theological texts. Participants will learn effective ways to read the texts, then analyze and write about these readings through a theological lens. RISE serves as an introduction to the type of challenging work that will be required at Duke Divinity School.