Orientation/White Coat Ceremonies

logoWelcome and What's New

Updated: October 15, 2018

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!

In the next couple of months, tentative schedules for all three sessions of the new student orientation program will be added to this page.  Please make sure to note that these will be TENTATIVE schedules and dates/times/locations may change prior to your orientation session.  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 will be created in January 2019.

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


Orientation Program Schedules and Important Dates to Remember

New Student Orientation Session I - June 5 - 7, 2019: For all students in the College of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Physician Assistant (PA) programs

New Student Orientation Session II - August 7 - 11, 2019: For all students in the College of Medicine MD, MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs and students in the College of Health Professions Medical Scholars Program.

New Student Orientation Session III - August 21 - 23, 2019: For all students in the College of Graduate Studies; students in the College of Health Professions Cardiovascular Perfusion, Medical Imaging Sciences, Medical Technology, Medical Biotechnology, Radiation Therapy and Respiratory Therapy programs; and students in the College of Medicine Master of Public Health program.

College of Nursing Students: CON students will have an online virtual new student orientation program that will compliment the in-person June 2018 Advisement and Registration Day.  Additional information regarding both programs will be posted in Spring 2019.  If you have questions regarding June Advising Day, please contact the College of Nursing.  For information on the online virtual new student orientation, please feel free to contact us in the Campus Activities Office.

Orientation Program Information:

Tentative Program Schedules will be added soon! 

PDF IconAdditional 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

Planning is under way for the College of Health Professions (CHP) and College of Medicine (COM) White Coat Ceremonies.  Welcome Programs for students in the College of Nursing (CON) and College of Graduate Studies (COGS) is also currently underway.  As details are finalized I will add them to this page.