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    COB 2017 Convocation and Pinning Ceremony

    Establishing new tradition for KCU's College of Biosciences, we will hold our first
    Convocation and Pinning Ceremony
    to recognize the incoming class of student scientists.
    Please join us on
    Thursday, Aug. 4, at 4:30 p.m.
    in the Academic Center, Room 200, on KCU campus.
    Reception to follow in the lobby of the Academic Center.

    Welcome to KCU!

    Orientation provides you with invaluable information while giving you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the campus, the community and your classmates. Here's a little of what you can expect leading up to and during your first few weeks at KCU.

    Questions? Contact the Department of Student Affairs at (800) 234-4847 ext. 7215 or

    Important Dates 

    • COM Orientation: Mon., July 25 - Sun., July 31
    • COM White Coating: Sat., July 30
    • COB Orientation: Wed., Aug. 3 - Fri., Aug.6

    An introduction to KCU, its administration and departments, as well as an overview the opportunities and services available to you as a new student.

    Dress: Business attire  dress pants, dress shirt, tie (optional), professional dress or skirt and blouse. No khakis, polos, jeans, shorts, spaghetti straps or strapless, flip flops or sneakers. Flat to modest heels recommended.   

    We Care Community Service Day
    KCU kicks off each year by completing several community service projects in the area. Partnering with more than a dozen non-profit organizations, first-year students, along with KCU faculty and staff, are matched to a community service project site in KC's urban core and spend the morning giving back.

    Dress: Casual jeans, shorts and sneakers. We'll provide you with We Care T-shirts.  

    Welcome to Kansas City Outing
    New students and their families are invited to a KCU picnic and all-campus event. Past events include cheering on the Royals, T-Bones and Sporting KC.

    Dress: Casual jeans, shorts and T-shirts.

    White Coating Ceremony for KCU-COM New Students
    KCU was the first medical school in the Kansas City area to host an annual White Coating Ceremony for the entering class. The White Coating Ceremony is a touching and significant event, symbolizing the beginning of your career as an osteopathic medical student. The white coating ceremony concludes a week of orientation activities and begins a student's journey into medical school.

    Dress: Formal  dark pants/suit or a dark dress and black dress shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes). Men please wear a white shirt and tie.