Calendars and Events
Current students can find Academic Calendars on the Office of Student Affairs SharePoint site within Phase I and Phase II Resource tiles.
The School of Medicine kicks off the academic year with respective orientations for new and returning students. New students can expect to be welcomed to campus with introductions and presentations from the administration and faculty that will support them throughout their journey from White Coat Ceremony to Commencement.
White Coat Ceremony
The School of Medicine recognizes first-year students' entrance into the medical profession at the White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony was implemented to foster a culture among students and faculty that honors the ideals of medical professionalism: maintenance of patient interest above physician self-interest, altruism, accountability, excellence, duty and service, honor and integrity, and respect for others.
Student Recognition Ceremony
The School of Medicine faculty and staff recognizes students for service and professional, leadership, scholarly, and academic achievements at the Student Recognition Ceremony.
A Grand Affair
A Grand Affair is the premier event uniting medical students, faculty, alumni, community and friends in celebration of medical education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. The event begins with a cocktail hour followed by dinner, awards ceremony, and dancing. A Grand Affair is highly anticipated by all members of the School of Medicine and is made possible by the generous sponsorship and donations of various departments within the school. A Grand Affair shines a spotlight on the outstanding mentoring and teaching in the School of Medicine, and the evening is highlighted by the presentation of Student Voice Awards.
A rite of passage for graduating medical students, Match day is when they learn where they have matched for their residences. Matches are made by the nonprofit National Resident Matching Program using an algorithm to pair applicants to residency programs across the country. At KU, students are given the oppurtunity to announce their residencies to an audience of their peers and families in an exciting ceremony held on campus.
The University of Kansas School of Medicine faculty and staff honors graduating students for high standards of character and academic achievement through a variety of awards and prizes.
Hooding and Awards Ceremony
The University of Kansas School of Medicine formally acknowledges, presents, and hoods it's graduating students.