First-Year Orientation

Orientation Week

The required statewide First-Year Orientation is held each August in Indianapolis and introduces incoming first-year students to IU School of Medicine. Optional activities are available throughout the week including the annual Medical Service Learning Project, Diversity Retreat and Field Day. Required sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday include an introduction to school leadership and individual campus sessions. Housing is provided to regional campus students.

The highlight and culmination of orientation week is the White Coat Ceremony, when each member of the new class of medical students officially matriculates and becomes part of the IU School of Medicine community.

Class of 2023 Orientation Dates

  • Welcome Week: July 29 – August 2, 2019
  • Optional dates: July 29 – 30, 2019
  • Mandatory dates: July 31 – August 2, 2019

Mandatory Pre-Orientation Checklist and Resources