What's Next?

Orientation 2015

Class of 2019,

Your official entry into optometry school will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 27 and will run through Friday afternoon, August 28. Classes begin on Monday, August 31, and the Big Sib Pizza Party and Student Organization Fair is that Tuesday night, September 1. Attendance is mandatory at all events.

Included on this site are several items for your review – a tentative Orientation schedule, detailed tuition and fees for the fall, and brief welcomes from most of our student organizations, just to name a few. Your class schedule is also included, but lab group assignments will not be issued for a couple of weeks.

Dress for orientation is casual - shorts are acceptable. Keep in mind, however, that you will have your ID picture taken on Thursday and that picture will be used for four years. Also, if you are receiving an SCO endowed scholarship (not a contract seat), you will have your picture taken with the president on Thursday morning so more formal attire would be better—“church clothes” as one might say. (You can change into more comfortable clothes after the scholarship photos are taken.) Friday is “Show Your Colors Day” when you should wear a t-shirt or golf shirt from your alma mater. Represent!

Continue to check the Class of 2019’s SharePoint site on a regular basis—there’s a link to the page on this site. Also, please email us with your new address when you move to Memphis, and to update the “Moving to Memphis” section on SharePoint—it’s a great way to find out who is living where and when they are moving in. (Click on the “Complex Name” column to sort the list by complex or click on the “Moving Date” column to see when others will be arriving.)

As always, please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or if we can assist in your transition to Memphis.

Looking forward to seeing you!


Mike Robertson

Michael N. Robertson
Director of Admissions & Enrollment Services