Orientation Information 2016

Orientation 2016
Welcome & What's New?

Updated: June 7, 2016

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 2016!

I have added tentative schedules for all three sessions of the NSO program.  Please note there has been a change from the earlier version of Session II.  Please review the schedule and make sure the dates are on your calendar.  Please also note that this is the tentative schedule for the programs, times and locations could change and the final schedule will be handed out at Orientation Check-in.  I have also added an information booklet which you should review. It includes information on student health, parking and other taking care of business items amongst other things.

Date, time and location for the White Coat Ceremonies for the College of Health Professions and College of Medicine have been added.  Additional information on the ceremonies will be posted here in the coming months and invitations will be mailed to incoming students and their families in late Spring, early Summer.

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 2 & 3, 2016: 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 4-7, 2016: 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 18 & 19, 2016: 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. 

Orientation Program Information:

Please review the Orientation Information Booklet PDF Icon.

New Student Orientation Session I - June 2 & 3, 2016:  Please review the tentative schedule PDF Icon for this session.

New Student Orientation Session II - August 4-7, 2016: Please review the tentative schedule PDF Icon for this session.

New Student Orientation Session III - August 18 & 19, 2016:  Please review the tentative schedule PDF Icon for this session.

White Coat Ceremony Information
College of Health Professions White Coat Ceremony: Saturday, August 27 at 11:00am; Crouse Hinds Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter External Icon.  Additional information will be available from the CHP Dean's Office and Alumni Association Offices soon, please share this Ceremony Invite PDF Icon with family and friends!

College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony: Saturday, August 27 at 2:30pm; Crouse Hinds Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter External Icon.  Invitations will be sent to your family members in early July.  In the mean time, please share this Ceremony Invite PDF Icon with family and friends!

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, 2016.  Please note that all directions and parking information may be obtained by clicking on the facility links above.