KCU-Kansas City Osteopathic Medicine Orientation

Mon., July 15 – Tues., July 23

Watch the White Coating Ceremony

Dear KCU-COM Kansas City Class of 2023,

Congratulations on your decision to attend KCU-COM! We are excited to welcome you to campus for Orientation and Med School 101 from Monday, July 15 through Tuesday, July 23. Please plan to attend required activities from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday. Your first day of class will be Monday, July 29.

Monday, July 15 – Tuesday, July 23: Orientation & Med School 101

KCU’s Office of Student Affairs has designed Orientation to help acclimate you to campus, introduce you to your new classmates and faculty, and prepare you for a well-rounded, successful experience in medical school. Breakfast and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 15. A personalized information packet will be available for you upon your arrival, and programming will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Any student who is not present by 8:00 a.m. Monday, July 15 will risk losing their seat in the Class of 2023. Business attire is recommended.

A tradition during KCU’s Orientation is WE CARE Community Service Day, which brings you and your classmates together with faculty and staff to complete community service projects in the Kansas City area. This rewarding experience will take place Wednesday, July 17.

Blended with these activities is Med School 101, a pre-curricular, active learning experience. You will work with faculty members to explore the structure and purpose of KCU’s curriculum. Expect practice labs and lectures, along with an opportunity examine your learning style and develop strategies for academic success.

All orientation and Med School 101 activities are required unless otherwise noted. Download your Orientation schedule.

White Coating Ceremony

Orientation will conclude with the White Coating Ceremony, a very touching and significant event that symbolizes the beginning of your career as a medical student. Your ceremony is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 28, with a required rehearsal at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Both the ceremony and the rehearsal will take place at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1601 Broadway Blvd. in Kansas City, Missouri. Up to eight tickets are guaranteed for each student. Tickets will be distributed during Orientation. Click here for additional details.

We will continue to contact you via e-mail and post to this orientation page when updates are available. Should you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 816-654-7225. 

Sincerely,

KCU Student Affairs

P.S. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to join your official class Facebook group. It can be a helpful resource for housing, roommates, and other tips!

White Coating Ceremony

The White Coating ceremony is a touching and significant event, symbolizing the beginning of your career as a medical student. You will have the opportunity to invite guests to witness this special event. Rehearsal for the ceremony is required. Dress is formal.

Questions?

Watch the 2018 White Coating Ceremony

White Coating Ceremony

The White Coating ceremony is a touching and significant event, symbolizing the beginning of your career as a medical student. You will have the opportunity to invite guests to witness this special event. Rehearsal for the ceremony is required. Dress is formal.

Questions?

Watch the 2018 White Coating Ceremony

Community Service Day

The experience of serving the community in the area surrounding KCU’s campus alongside your new classmates, faculty and staff promises to be extremely rewarding. Casual and breathable clothing that can get dirty is recommended, as well as closed-toe shoes. A T-shirt will be provided to you. Optional activities and workshops will be offered that afternoon.

Questions?

Community Service Day

The experience of serving the community in the area surrounding KCU’s campus alongside your new classmates, faculty and staff promises to be extremely rewarding. Casual and breathable clothing that can get dirty is recommended, as well as closed-toe shoes. A T-shirt will be provided to you. Optional activities and workshops will be offered that afternoon.

Questions?