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Orientation/White Coat Ceremonies

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Updated: July 26 - added information on the CON White Coat Ceremony!


Congratulations on your acceptance to Upstate Medical University and welcome to the New Student Orientation page! This will be your "go to site" for all information about the New Student Orientation programs for students entering in 2019!

Additional information will be added to this page leading up to your NSO program.  Please visit this page and your MY UPSTATE page regularly to keep up on required orientation modules, invitations for the COM and CHP White Coat Ceremony, additional Welcome Programs and exciting optional social events.

A Facebook group for networking with other accepted students is also live.  Make sure to join the group and enjoy meeting some of your new colleagues!  Please note that if your Facebook "name" is not the same as your legal name, I will contact you to verify that you are an incoming student - just our way to keep the group to just new Upstate students!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me and I will be sure to get back to you! I look forward to meeting you.

Chuck Simpson
Director of Campus Activities and Special Projects
Coordinator of New Student Orientation Programs

315-464-5618
campact@upstate.edu

Orientation Program Schedules and Important Dates to Remember

New Student Orientation Session I - June 6 & 7, 2019: For all students in the College of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Physician Assistant (PA) programs.  Please review your tentative orientation session schedule. 

New Student Orientation Session II - August 8 - 11, 2019: For all students in the College of Medicine MD, MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs.  Please review your tentative orientation session schedule.

New Student Orientation Session III - August 22 & 23, 2019: For all students in the College of Graduate Studies; students in the College of Health Professions Behavioral Analysis Studies, Clinical Perfusion, Medical Imaging Sciences, Medical Prep, Medical Scholars, Medical Technology, Medical Biotechnology, Radiation Therapy and Respiratory Therapy programs; and students in the College of Medicine Master of Public Health program.  Please review your tentative orientation session schedule.

College of Nursing Students: CON students will have an online virtual new student orientation program in Blackboard that will go live in early August.  When the program is available I will email all incoming CON students.  If you have any academic questions, please contact the College of Nursing at (315) 464-4276.  For information on the online virtual new student orientation, please feel free to contact us in the Campus Activities Office at (315) 464-5618 or via email at: campact@upstate.edu.

Orientation Program Information:

New Student Orientation Session I Schedule - June 6 & 7

New Student Orientation Session II Schedule - August 8 - 11

New Student Orientation Session III Schedule - August 22 & 23

Additional information will be added to the page as the spring progresses.  Please revisit the website on a regular basis!

White Coat Ceremony and Welcome Program Information

The White Coat Ceremonies for the College of Health Professions (CHP) and College of Medicine (COM) will be held on Saturday, August 24 in the Ballroom at the Oncenter Convention Center.  The College of Health Professions Ceremony will begin at 10am and the College of Medicine Ceremony will being at 1:30pm.  A light reception will follow each ceremony.  Tickets are required for the ceremony and each incoming student will receive four guest tickets.  Invite postcards have been mailed to all accepted students and family members.  Electronic copies of the College of Health Professions White Coat Ceremony and the College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony are available by clicking on the links.

The Pinning, Scholarship and White Coat Reception for the College of Nursing will be held on Wednesday, September 25 from 6-7:30pm in the 4th Floor of the New Academic Building.  All College of Nursing students are invited.  Students may bring 2 family members to join in this celebration.  New Undergrad students will receive their Lamp of Learning pin, new Master's students will receive their White Coat and new Doctoral students will also be recognized at the event.  Scholarship awards will also be presented during the reception.  Additional information will be forwarded to all students from the College of Nursing.  For additional information please contact the CON Dean's Office at (315) 464-4276.

Planning for Welcome Programs for students in the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) is also currently underway.  As details are finalized I will add them to this page. 

If you have any questions about White Coat Ceremonies or other Welcome Programs, please feel free to contact me in the Office of Campus Activities.

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