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MD Student Orientation Events & Schedule

NYU Grossman School of Medicine welcomed students and family to campus for Orientation Week on August 11–16, 2019. During this series of programs and events, students learned about the traditions and community that make our school unique.

During orientation, students 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. Students participate in social activities to explore New York City and get to know classmates.

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

Orientation Week Events

The following was the schedule for the 2019 Orientation Week.

Sunday, August 11, 2019


Brunch Meet and Greet: Join us for some New York bagels and get to know your peers and the Orientation Committee! This event is optional.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Breakfast and Registration: Pick up your medical center ID, try on white coats, tour the medical school, and handle any outstanding issues.

Welcome and Informational Panel from the Office of Student Affairs

Meet the Title IX Coordinator for NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Sexual Harassment Policy

Lunch on your own and scheduled meetings with the Student Health Service

Bystander Intervention Training

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 13, 2019

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 and scheduled appointments with the Student Health Service.

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.

Bowling Night! This is an optional, ticketed event.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Check-in and Breakfast

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

Emergency Management and Campus Security Overview

Medical Center Information Technology (MCIT) and Cybersecurity Presentation

Lunch on your own and scheduled meetings with the Student Health Service

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

Student Council Information Session and Student Panel

Information Session from the Office of Diversity Affairs

Reception hosted by the Office of Diversity Affairs

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Family Welcome: An opportunity for your family members to learn about how you will spend your time at NYU Grossman 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 16, 2019

Meet the staff and learn about the services and resources provided through the Student Health Service.

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.

Discussion with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid with a special visit from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Lunch will be provided.

Special optional activities will be planned by our Orientation Committee for this afternoon/evening.

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 Grossman School of Medicine, contact Rebecca Novick, Senior Program Coordinator, Student Engagement and Transition Programs, 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.