Orientation Welcome Week

Tuesday-Saturday, July 25-29, 2017

All new and repeating student-doctors are required to attend orientation.

The schedule below is subject to change.

During Orientation Welcome Week, new student-doctors will receive a thorough overview of their next four years at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM). Throughout the week, student-doctors will learn about the Center for Medical and Health Sciences and available resources, the curriculum, meet current student-doctors, their families, and faculty.

Common questions/answers can be found on the Orientation Information page.

Tuesday, July 25

8:15-9 a.m. Coffee/Water/Tea CMHS Main Street
9:10-10 a.m. Opening Comments from Dr. Bell CMHS Blue
10-10:10 a.m. Welcome from LUCOM-SGA "" "" 
10:15-10:45 a.m. Presentation: COMPASS Program "" ""
10:45-11 a.m. Presentation: Center for Research "" ""
11 a.m.-noon Flames Pass and Class Portraits Sim Lab
12-1 p.m. Lunch with LUCOM Faculty OMM 1 (Floor 4)
1-1:45 p.m. Medical Equipment Overview "" ""
1:50-3 p.m. Distribute Class Polo and White Coat CMHS Main St.
6-8 p.m. Student-Doctor led class social LaHaye Event Space

Wednesday, July 26

8-8:35 a.m. Presentation: Professionalism and Ethics CMHS Blue
8:35-9 a.m. Presentation: Curriculum and Testing "" ""
9:15-10 a.m. LUCOM Convocation CMHS Red
10-10:45 a.m. Campus and Community Safety, Title IX "" ""
10:45-11:40 a.m.   Presentation: Student Health and Counseling "" ""
11:45 a.m.-
1:15 p.m.
Lunch with LUCOM Compass Groups OMM 1 (Floor 4)
1:15-1:45 p.m. Introduction to the Anatomy Lab Anatomy Lab (Floor 4)
1:45-3 p.m. Computer Distribution and Setup CMHS Blue
3-3:50 p.m. Presentation: Office of Medical Education "" ""

Thursday, July 27

7:45 a.m.          LUCOM Class of 2021 Photo CMHS Front Parking Lot
8:40-9:10 a.m. Panel: Student Services CMHS Blue
9:10-9:50 a.m. Panel: Administrative Services "" ""
10-11 a.m. Panel: Studying, Tutoring, Academic
"" ""
11-11:30 a.m. Service Day Overview "" ""
11:30 a.m. - 
12:30 p.m.
Break -
12:30-2:30 p.m. Family Picnic CMHS Parking Lot
2:30-4 p.m. SAA Social CMHS Blue
2:30-3:40 p.m. Scavenger Hunt LU Campus

Friday, July 28

8-9 a.m.                                     Presentation: HIPAA CMHS Blue
9-9:50 a.m. Presentation: Blood Born Pathogens "" ""
10 a.m.-noon Service Day LU Mountain Intramural Complex
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch with Community Youth "" ""
1-3 p.m. Service Day "" ""
3-4:30 p.m. White Coat Ceremony Rehearsal                                                   Thomas Road Campus

Saturday, July 29 - White Coat Ceremony

The location for this year's White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be held at the original Thomas Road Baptist Church, referred to as the Thomas Road Campus.

Attendance is required for all new incoming student-doctors. 

Location: Thomas Road Campus
Address: 701 Thomas Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24502
Portraits: 7:45-9:45 a.m., professional dress with white coat (required for all students)
Ceremony: 10 a.m.-noon

The Center for Medical and Health Sciences will be open from 1-3 p.m., following the ceremony for family tours.


Please submit Orientation and White Coat Ceremony questions via email.