Group Photo of First Year Students at Orientation with their Pre Clinical Advisor

First Year Orientation Schedule
for the incoming Class of 2022:

Wednesday,  August 1st - Friday, August 3rd 

  • ​Attendance at First Year Orientation is mandatory for matriculating students.
  • Breakfast will be provided each day; Lunch will be provided on Wednesday 8/1 and Thursday 8/2.
  • An overview of the First Year Orientation Schedule is included below so new students and their families may plan accordingly. This page will be updated as events are finalized.


Wednesday, August 1st - Welcome to the Hilltop!

8:00am-9:00am        Registration (Front Lobby, Medical Dental Bldg.)

   Breakfast (Ground Floor, Pre-Clinical Sciences Bldg.)

9:00am-5:30pm        Mandatory Orientation Sessions & Activities (Lecture Hall GA2/4, Pre-Clinical
                                   Sciences Bldg.)

Thursday, August 2nd

8:30am-9:00am        Breakfast (Ground Floor, Pre-Clinical Sciences Bldg.)

9:00am-4:00pm        Mandatory Basic Life Certification (BLS) Training, Wellness in Medical School,
                                   Matriculation Requirements, Optional Campus Tour

6:00pm                     Alumni Welcome Reception (The Robert & Bernice Wagner Alumni
3604 O Street, NW)

Friday, August 3rd

8:30am-9:00am        Breakfast (Ground Floor, Pre-Clinical Sciences Bldg.)

9:00am-12:00pm      Mandatory Orientation Session: Path to Professionalism  (Lecture Hall GA2/4,
                                  Pre-Clinical Sciences Bldg.)

3:30pm                     Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony (Gaston Hall, 3rd Flr Healy Hall)

5:30pm                     White Coat Ceremony Reception (Ground Floor, Pre-Clinical Sciences Bldg.)


Information regarding First Year Orientation events will be communicated directly to accepted applicants in the weeks leading up to Orientation. 

The Office of Student Affairs
Phone: 202-687-3116