Dear Incoming FAU Medical Student:
Congratulations on your decision to attend the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine! Everyone in the College of Medicine and the Office of Student Affairs is looking forward to welcoming you in person in just a few short weeks. This will be your "go to site" for important Class of 2020 Orientation information. We hope the information included on this page will be helpful in answering any questions you may have regarding what is expected of you those first few days on campus.
We have designed an Orientation Week that is intended to help you get to know more about the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, meet your classmates, deans and faculty, and hear about the resources available to you as an FAU medical student. From the team building exercises on your first day to the White Coat Ceremony welcoming you into the practice of medicine on Friday evening, we hope you will find the week to be a useful immersion experience.
Please review the Orientation links on this page, including the most recent schedule for the week. It is your responsibility to use the provided Orientation Checklist to ensure that all forms are turned in, all fees are paid, and all deadlines are met. We encourage you to visit this page often for updates and additions prior to Orientation Week. We will be e-mailing you to let you know of any special additions to the page that may require your immediate attention.
Please note on the schedule that each day during Orientation starts promptly at 8:00AM, and the dress code for the day varies depending on activities. When you arrive on the morning of August 1st, plan to park in the BLUE STUDENT LOT 4. Student parking permits may not be available until mid-August. Parking tickets will not be issued until September, however all students must park in the BLUE STUDENT LOT 4 to avoid being ticketed.
On the evening of August 5th, the final day of Orientation, your class will be formally welcomed into the practice of medicine at the White Coat Ceremony and Reception. The Ceremony begins at 4:00PM in the Lifelong Learning Center’s Friedberg Auditorium and the Reception will begin immediately following in the Live Oak Pavilion. Up to four family members or significant others are welcome to share in this milestone with you, so please RSVP and let us know who will be joining us. You may send your RSVPs via email to Carolyn Weber or call 561.297.4617.
Feel free to contact Carolyn Weber in the Office of Student Affairs if you have any questions or concerns.
Our best wishes for an enjoyable summer as you prepare yourself for the excitement ahead. We look forward to working with you over the next several months to make your transition to medical school as comfortable as possible.
Welcome and Go Owls!
Dr. Stuart L. Markowitz Dr. Jennifer Caceres
Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions Assistant Dean for Student Affairs