M1 Orientation 2015

Class of 2019 - M1 Orientation

M1 Orientation Schedule -KC Schedule (subject to change)
M1 Orientation Schedule - Salina Students (subject to change)
M1 Orientation Schedule - Wichita Students (subject to change)

On the first day of orientation, check-in will be in Rieke Auditorium for the Kansas City students. Rieke Auditorium is located by the KU Med Bookstore in the Orr-Major Building. The best way to get to the auditorium is to enter the Orr-Major Building from 39th street. Campus Map

  • Attire is listed under each day's heading on the schedule.
  • Please review the Group Assignments document BEFORE orientation (below). This document lists all of your group assignments for orientation and for the academic year. If you do not see your name on the document, please email Lauren Parker at lparker2@kumc.edu.
  • If you have recently been admitted, it may take a few days for your name to appear on the document.

Academic Society Assignments/Professionalism Small Group#/Histopath Group#/Locker Assignments
**Histopath groups are not listed yet.

Days to bring your computer: Monday - Wednesday

KC student Locker Assignments
*During orientation you can keep your computer in your locker if you do not want to haul it home each day. You will need to bring your own lock. If you have trouble finding your locker, please email Lauren Parker, lparker2@kumc.edu.

Kansas City Histopathology Groups: The document shows your Histopath Room Assignment for Orientation. That is the room you will report to during Wednesday's Histopathology Session. It is very helpful if you know this information at orientation, so we can get you to your assigned area quickly. Please note: Histopathology groups are several Professional Small Groups combined. You won't have Histopath group number. It'll be a collection of 3-4 small groups, so I'll be dismissing you by those collective small groups to your designated room on the spreadsheet above. Also, during the school year, your Histopathology times will be, Groups 1-10 at 1:00pm and Groups 11-20 at 3:00pm, which are different times than orientation week. Salina and Wichita students you will not have a group number listed on the above document. You'll be completing the lab together as one group.

Professionalism Small Groups - July 24th (Kansas City, Salina and Wichita Students) Kansas City students, the above document lists your small group number for the Academic School year and for the professionalism groups on Friday, July 24th at 10:30am. Salina and Wichita students, the small group number listed in the document above is for the professionalism session and IS NOT your small group number for the academic year. Check-in for Kansas City, Salina and Wichita students will be in Francisco Lounge, located in the Student Center at the corner of Olathe Boulevard and Rainbow Blvd. The Family Info Session will be in Battenfeld Auditorium, also located in the Student Center.

Academic Society Assignments -KC, Salina and W Students  The Medical Alumni Academic Societies are the core basis to Academic Advising for the School of Medicine. An overview of the Academic Societies will be given at Orientation. You'll be introduced to your fellow society members at several events during Orientation as well. Please find your society on the document above, so you know which Society to report to for the luncheon and dinner on Monday the 20th.

Small Group Assignments - KC, S and W Students - These are your small groups for the academic year. In KC they will be the same group number as your professionalism small group number. Salina and Wichita students will be broken up into KC small groups for the professionalism session. S and W students see document above for professionalism small group assignments. S and W students your small group number for the academic year is not on the document above.

KC M1 Community Service Day On, Thursday, July 23rd, as part of your orientation week, all first year medical students will go out into Wyandotte County and work with community members on community service projects.  In order to get this organized we ask that you visit the following link to rank the possible opportunities available to you on that day. https://kumc.collegiatelink.net/form/start/72044


White Coat Ceremony (Kansas City, Salina and Wichita):

An electronic invitation to the White Coat Ceremony will be sent to your KU email account shortly. Please remember to forward the invitation to those you wish to invite to the ceremony. The ceremony will be at 2:30pm on Friday, July 24, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 600 N. 7th Street Trafficway, Kansas City, KS. To access the White Coat Ceremony webpage, click here. http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/education/white-coat-ceremony.html

Please note this policy change: Beginning with the Class of 2018, students will be coated only by academic society directors at the White Coat Ceremony, as well as, only be hooded at the Hooding Ceremony by either the Executive Dean of the School of Medicine, the Dean of the Wichita Campus or the Dean of the Salina Campus.

Student ID Badges:

KC Students and KC students that will be transferring to Wichita for Phase II- You will have your picture made in the badge office on the Kansas City Campus. You can do this preferably before M1 Orientation or at different designated times during Orientation Week.  If you have your picture made before orientation, your ID badge will be at the check-in table for you during Orientation. If you get your picture taken during orientation, your badge will be eligible for pick up during orientation week or the following week. The ID Badge is MANDATORY. It will be your access pass to campus buildings and will be used to track attendance at required activities.The KC Campus badge office is open Monday through Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm in B314 KU Hospital (basement of the hospital). If you are unable to have your photo made before orientation, please have it made Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday before check-in.

*If you're transferring to Wichita for Phase II, you will not worry about getting that Wichita ID until a couple years down the road.

Wichita Students- You will receive information from Karen Drake, Melanie Runge or Heather Morrison regarding your ID information.

Salina Students-Salina students you will have your picture made on the first day of orientation at the Salina Campus. On Friday of Orientation, you will have your ID ready for pick-up when you check-in for the Professionalism Session. 

Parking for KC students and for attendees of the Family Info Session: During orientation you can utilize the off-street parking around the university, the Olathe Parking Facility II or the hospital parking garage. The latter two have an hourly rate. If you live close to campus, we strongly suggest walking.

Student Holds: Please be sure to Log-in to Enroll & Pay and make sure you do not have any of the following holds. Having holds on your account can delay your enrollment, which would also delay your Financial Aid Reimbursement.

Hold Indicator Description
ACA Academic Standing Hold
CTK Compliance Training Hold-KUMC
EDW Endowment Hold
K KUMC Student Accounting K
NPY Past Due Balance
PKL Parking Hold-KULC (Lawrence Campus Parking Hold)
SHI Student Health Insurance Hold-KUMC
SHK Student Health Hold-KUMC
TBK Tuberculosis Hold-KUMC


Campus Map: http://www.kumc.edu/about-us/kumc-campus-map.html

As details are finalized, more information will be posted.

Last modified: Mar 29, 2016