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MD Student Orientation Events & Schedule

NYU School of Medicine is looking forward to welcoming you and your family to campus for Orientation Week, tentatively scheduled for August 12–17, 2018. During this series of programs and events, you learn about the traditions and community that make our school unique.

During orientation, you register for classes, participate in interactive classroom scenarios, become familiar with academic and career resources, and meet faculty and advisors.

But Orientation Week isn’t only about business. We have social activities planned so you can explore New York City and get to know your classmates.

Please know that all scheduled events and activities are subject to change.

Orientation Week Events

The following is the schedule for this year’s Orientation Week.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Pre-registration and Device Set-Up: Pick up your medical center ID, try on white coats, tour the medical school, and get all of your devices school ready!

Meet and Greet: Join us for games and snacks and meet your future classmates. This event is optional.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Registration: Check-in for the day and handle any outstanding issues.

Welcome Address and Informational Panel from the Office of Student Affairs

Discussion of Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy

Lunch and scheduled student health appointments

Brightspace and Library Resources: Become familiar with student resources available from the Sid and Ruth Lapidus Health Sciences Library and online learning tools from our Institute for Innovations in Medical Education.

Manhattan Harbor Cruise: Dine, dance, and mingle with classmates while cruising past the Statue of Liberty and under the Brooklyn Bridge. This is an optional, ticketed event.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Check-in and Breakfast: Check-in and grab a bite to eat from our continental breakfast.

Dean’s Welcome Address: Our deans and directors welcome you and offer words of wisdom on starting your medical career.

Violet Society Program Overview: Learn about our Violet Society Program and opportunities for career and professional development.

Lunch with your peers in Violet Society groups

Curriculum Overview: Become familiar with the goals and objectives of our innovative Curriculum for the 21st Century with this presentation from the Office of Medical Education. Bring your laptop to participate in an interactive classroom experience.

Optional evening activity

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Check-in and Breakfast

Information Session from Student Health Services

Information Session from MD AWARE (Medical Student Developing Awareness, Wellbeing, and Resilience)

Information Session from the Office of Financial Aid

Overview of our Emergency Management Policy

Lunch on your own

Professional Identity Development: Hear about the joys and challenges of developing an identity as a physician.

Student Council Information Session and Student Panel

Information Session from the Office of Diversity Affairs

Wild Card Night: Choose from a variety of New York City adventures led and organized by members of the Orientation Committee.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Family Welcome: Your family members learn about how you will spend your time at NYU School of Medicine.

White Coat Ceremony: Mark the start of your medical career by taking the stage to be cloaked in your first white coat in the presence of friends, family, and colleagues, followed by a light reception.

Friday, August 17, 2018

NYU ID Card: Pick up your NYUCard at the NYU Washington Square Campus.

Evening activity

Contact Us

The Office of Student Affairs oversees new student orientation and organizes Orientation Week events. For orientation-related questions or for assistance with adjusting to life at NYU School of Medicine, contact Rebecca Novick, student services coordinator, at 212-263-3930 or

Meet Our Student Orientation Committee

Current students are available to provide guidance and assistance throughout Orientation Week.

White Coat Ceremony

Participate in an annual tradition that marks the beginning of your medical career.