Orientation/White Coat Ceremonies
Welcome and What's New
Updated: July 31 - added electronic copies of the invitations for the College of Health Professions and College of Medicine White Coat Ceremonies.
Updated: July 16 - updated information for the College of Health Professions and College of Medicine White Coat Ceremonies. See below. Also there were some minor tweaks to the Session II and Session III New Student Orientation schedules.
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 2018!
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 Ceremony, additional Welcome Programs and exciting optional social events.
For additional information on the New Student Orientation programs and to network with incoming students, please join the Upstate Student Orientation Facebook group!
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.
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 6 - 8, 2018: For all students in the College of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Physician Assistant (PA) programs. Make sure to review your tentative program schedule.
New Student Orientation Session II - August 8 - 12, 2018: 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.
New Student Orientation Session III - August 22 - 24, 2018: 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. Make sure to review your tentative program schedule.
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. The CON Advisement Day will be held on June 14 (BS students) and June 15 (MS students). The program flyer has a good description of the event and additional information will be forwarded to incoming CON students directly from the College of Nursing. 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 have been added!
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
Planning has been finalized 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 currently underway. As details are finalized I will add them to this page.
College of Health Professions and College of Medicine White Coat Ceremonies:
The College of Health Professions and the College of Medicine (MD Program) White Coat Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, August 25 in the Crouse Hinds Theater of the John H. Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter. The College of Health Professions ceremony will begin at 10:00am. The College of Medicine ceremony will begin at 1:30pm. Each incoming CHP and COM (MD program) student will receive ten guest tickets for the White Coat Ceremony. Information on ticket distribution will be forwarded to you via email in early August. An invitation to the ceremony will be sent to all student's permanent address in mid July. We are also currently working on a list of local Syracuse restaurants, a description of the restaurant, address and phone number for families who may wish to make lunch reservations.
Please feel free to share this CHP Invitation or COM Invitation with family and friends! Please remember that all guests will require a guest ticket to attend!
For additional information about any planned Welcome Programs, please contact the Office of Campus Activities at email@example.com or by phone at (315) 464-5618.
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 July 15, 2018. Please note that all directions and parking information may be obtained by clicking on the facility links above.