Orientation Information 2017

Orientation 2016
Welcome & What's New?

Updated: May 5, 2017

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 2017!

Tentative schedules for all three sessions of the new student orientation program have been added below.  Please make sure to note that these are 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 Ceremonies and optional social events.

CON Students - please see below information regarding an online/virtual orientation program option.

For additional information on the New Student Orientation programs and to network with incoming students, please join the Upstate Student Orientation Facebook group External Icon!

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 7 - 9, 2017: For all students in the College of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Physician Assistant (PA) programsMake sure to review your tentative program schedule PDF Icon.

New Student Orientation Session II - August 9 - 13, 2017: 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. Make sure to review your tentative program schedule PDF Icon.

New Student Orientation Session III - August 23 - 25, 2017: For all students in the College of Graduate Studies; all students in the College of Nursing; 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. Make sure to review your tentative program schedule PDF Icon.

College of Nursing Students: New this year and in recognition that many CON students have multiple and competing priorities, we are offering you the option of attending the in-person/on-campus program or participating in an on-line/virtual new student orientation program (NSO).  So that we can track our new student orientation requirements we ask that you take a few minutes and review the NSO program schedule and then RSVP on your MY UPSTATE page your intent to either attend in-person or online.  If you chose the in-person option you are required to attend all three days of the NSO program.  If you chose the online program you acknowledge you will complete the online program prior to the start of classes.  Please RSVP on your MY UPSTATE page by July 3.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact us in the Campus Activities Office.

Orientation Program Information:

Tentative Program Schedules have been added! 

Session I Schedule PDF Icon
Session II Schedule PDF Icon
Session III Schedule PDF Icon

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

White Coat Ceremony Information
College of Health Professions White Coat Ceremony: Saturday, August 26, 11am, Crouse Hinds Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter External Icon
College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony: Saturday, August 26, 3pm, Crouse Hinds Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter External Icon
Invitations will be mailed to incoming students and family members in late Spring.

Special Needs and Directions & Parking:
The John H. Mulroy Civic Center @ Oncenter is handicap accessible. If is recommended that individuals using wheelchairs arrive early. If needed, we will be happy to make arrangements to have a sign language interpreter at the ceremonies. If you expect to have guests who are hearing impaired attend the festivities, please contact the Office of Campus Activities at (315) 464-5618 by August 1, 2017.  Please note that all directions and parking information may be obtained by clicking on the facility links above.