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Southern College of Optometry
Orientation Schedule
2017

Thursday, August 24

SHOW YOUR COLORS DAY! (Wear a t-shirt or golf shirt from your alma mater)

8:00 am Check-In & Continental Breakfast
 
2nd Floor Atrium
8:30 Welcome
Dr. Lewis Reich, President
 
 
8:45 SCO, Memphis & You
Mike Robertson, Director of Admissions 
 
 
9:00 Parking/Mail Services/Lockers/Security
Physical Plant & Don Henson, Director of Campus Safety
 
 
9:15 Student Counseling Services
Susan Gillpatrick, SCO Counselor and Katie Webb, Concern
 
 
9:30 American Optometric Student Association (AOSA)
Jake Weber, AOSA Trustee-Elect

Note Taking Service

 
 
10:00 The History of SCO
Dr. William E. Cochran, President Emeritus
 
 
10:45 Break
 
 
11:00 Getting to Know You
Room 818

Computers, Clickers, Moodle and More!
LRC (3rd Floor)

ID Cards and Lab Coats
Tower 1st Floor Lobby

Equipment Pick up & Lab Introduction
Rooms 133 & 146 

Lunch
4th Floor
 
 

Please follow the schedule for your lab group

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
11:00-11:45 1st Floor 4th  Floor LRC Room 133 Room 818
11:45-12:30 Room 818 1st Floor Room 133 LRC 4th  Floor
12:30-1:15 LRC Room 818 1st Floor 4th  Floor Room 133
1:15-2:00 4th  Floor Room 133 Room 818 1st Floor LRC
2:00-2:45 Room 133 LRC 4th  Floor Room 818 1st Floor
 
2:45 Debt Management and The Hayes Center   Cindy Garner, Director of Financial Aid
Dr. Lisa Wade, The Hayes Center
 
 
3:15 Academic Support
Dr. Carrie Lebowitz, Director of Academic Support Services
 
 
4:30 Ice Cream Social 
Sponsored by NOSA – National Optometric Student Association
 
4th Floor
 
 

Friday, August 25

Bring your laptop today!
 
8:30 am Check-In and Continental Breakfast

Opening Bank Accounts
First Tennessee Bank
 
Atrium
9:00 Schedules, Groups, and Grades 
Mike Robertson, Director of Admissions & Enrollment Services
 
 
9:15 Introduction to Optometry
Dr. Jim Venable, Vice President for Clinical Programs
 
 
10:15 Break
 
 
10:30 Needles and Tornadoes! Oh My!
Don Henson, Director of Campus Safety
Kim Branscomb, Director of Preventive Health
 
 
10:45 PIPS!  Professionalism in Professional School!
Joseph H. Hauser, Vice President for Student Services
 
 
11:15 Class Photo
 
Atrium
11:30 Lunch
Sponsored by Alcon Partners
 
East/West Classroom
12:00 Service Learning at SCO
Dr. Wil McGriff

Choose 901
John Carroll
 
 
1:00 Introduction to First-Year Faculty, Moodle and Tegrity
Pam Moss, Director, Department of Assessment
Dr. Bart Campbell, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Lindsay Elkins, Director of Academic Programs
Justin Ashe, Information Services
Leslie Holland, Library Manager
 
 
2:15 The Eye Center
Dr. Chris Lievens, Chief of Staff, The Eye Center 
 
 
2:30 Orientation Concludes
 
 
3:15 Scholarship Photos
 
Atrium
4:30 White Coat Ceremony
 
 
5:30 Campus Celebration
 
South Parking Lot
 
 

Tuesday, August 29

6:30 pm Meet Your Advisor Dinner
 
East/West Classroom

 

Thursday, September 7 

6:00 pm Class Meeting
Jason Thomason, President, Class of 2020

Introduction to SGA & Other Student Organizations
Blair Flint, President, Student Government Association
 
North/South Classroom
6:30 Student Organization Fair & Big Sib Pizza Party
 
2nd Floor Atrium
 

*All events on August 24-25 will take place in the North/South lecture hall, unless otherwise noted.

ALL ORIENTATION SESSIONS ARE MANDATORY.
Missed sessions may result in the student not being allowed to register.