Orientation Week (M1)

The University of Louisville is thrilled to welcome you to the School of Medicine and we are looking forward to the fall semester and meeting all of you.  In planning for the start of the semester, we have had to reevaluate how we approach Orientation and White Coat ceremony and remain in compliance with social distancing.  Our number one priority is keeping everyone safe and complying with state recommendations.   

We will keep our Orientation dates the same, July 27th through July 30th, however all presentations and meetings will be held virtually.  We will make sure to include sessions and meetings that are informal to allow you ways to meet and socialize with your fellow classmates, mentors, and Advisory Deans.   

We will also be postponing the White Coat ceremony, originally planned for August 2, 2020.  This ceremony is always very well attended by family members, as they celebrate your transition into medical school.  For the same reasons, including large group restrictions, we want to push this ceremony back to another date so that this can be one where your family members are able to celebrate in person with you.  Once a new date determined by the School of Medicine leadership, we will give ample notice so you and your family can plan accordingly. 

We are so excited to meet you, offer you a warm welcome, and allow you time to familiarize yourself with the school a bit more.  With that, we will be assigning you to one of six colleges.  Each college is assigned a time to come to campus and take care of some business that would normally occur during orientation week and have time to meet your mentors!  At this time we will also be taking your picture for your ID cards and distributing laptops. 

In order to keep our distance, there will be six sessions:  

  • Bodine College - July 22nd from 9:00 am-12:00 pm 
  • Gross College – July 22nd from 1:00 pm -4:00 pm 
  • Fitzbutler College– July 23rd from 9:00 am-12:00 pm 
  • Yandell College– July 23rd from 1:00 pm -4:00 pm 
  • Pickett College- July 24th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm 
  • Moore College – July 24th from 1:00 pm -4:00 pm 

A final orientation schedule will be emailed to all incoming medical students in June 2020.  If you have any questions regarding orientation week, please contact .