KCU-Kansas City Osteopathic Medicine Orientation

Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 22, 2022


July 8, 2022

COM 2026 students,

Your orientation to KCU is almost here! Please read below for important details to help you prepare. A copy of the schedule with a few minor updates is available on the KCU website.

Before you join us on Tuesday, we invite you to review this list of suggested restaurants and attractions in the KC area. Some have offered special discounts for KCU students on Sunday, July 10 and Monday, July 11, so make time to visit if you can! 

Additionally, please make note of several optional events for which you may RSVP:

  • HPSP Breakfast: If you plan to participate in the Military Medicine Honors Track, or if you are considering doing so, please join Dr. Ken Stewart for an informational session from 7:00-8:00 a.m. Thursday, July 14. Please complete the RSVP form to express your interest in the program.
  • Social Event: Join your classmates for food, fun and pickleball from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Chicken N Pickle. RSVP here today! Due to limited capacity, this event is open only to KCU COM 2026 students. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are welcome to make individual purchases from the regular menu on their own tab.

Tuesday, July 12
For your first official day on campus, please arrive promptly for check-in at the time designated below. If you do not arrive by this time, you risk losing your seat in the class.

  • Last Names A-M: 9:00 a.m.
  • Last Names N - Z: 1:00 p.m.

 Attire
Business casual attire is recommended throughout Orientation unless otherwise specified. Scheduled activities on Tuesday, July 12 will include walking, so please consider comfortable shoes. Your student ID photo will be taken. 
 
What to Bring
Please bring a government-issued photo ID and ensure you have the necessary information to complete your parking pass form. You may also wish to bring a pen and notebook. 
 
Parking and Directions
The Academic Center is located on the west side of campus, between the D’Angelo Library and the Student Activity Center. Student parking is available in Lots A, E, and G, as well as atop the CMEI parking garage. See the parking map for more detail. Please be sure to allow yourself time to park, walk to the building, and pick up your packet prior to your assigned arrival time. 

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Sincerely,
KCU Student Affairs

P.S. Keep an eye out for the COM-2026 Orientation course to be published to Canvas soon!

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.
Visit the event details page.

Questions?  Kansas City  |  Joplin

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.
Visit the event details page.

Questions?  Kansas City  |  Joplin

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?