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Southern College of Optometry
Orientation Schedule

Thursday, August 25

8:00 am Check-In
Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome
Joe Hauser, Vice President for Student Services
8:45 SCO, Memphis & You
Mike Robertson, Director of Admissions & Enrollment Services
9:00 Parking/Mail Services/Lockers/Security
Stacy Knight, Physical Plant
Deborah Pannell, Safety and Security Office
9:20 Student Counseling Services
Susan Gillpatrick, SCO Counselor
9:45 American Optometric Student Association (AOSA)
Shelby Kruse, AOSA Trustee-Elect

Note Taking Service
Jillian Duhon, Class of 2018 Note Taker Coordinator
10:30 Break
11:00 Library Orientation – Library (5th Floor)
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

Please follow the schedule for your lab group
  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
11:00-11:45 1st Floor Lunch LRC Room 133 Library
11:45-12:30 Library 1st Floor Room 133 LRC Lunch
12:30-1:15 LRC Library 1st Floor Lunch Room 133
1:15-2:00 Lunch Room 133 Library 1st Floor LRC
2:00-2:45 Room 133 LRC Lunch Library 1st Floor

Lunch Provided by Student Services at Blink on 4th Floor

2:45 Debt Management and The Hayes Center (spouses/partners join their student)
Cindy Garner, Director of Financial Aid
Dr. Lisa Wade, The Hayes Center
3:15 Academic Support Services & Study Skills
Dr. Carrie Lebowitz, Director of Academic Support Services
4:00 Memphis 101
4:45 Ice Cream Social
Sponsored by NOSA – National Optometric Student Association
4th Floor

Friday, August 26

(Wear a t-shirt or golf shirt from your alma mater)

8:30 am Check-In and Continental Breakfast
Banking Representative for New Student Accounts
9:00 Schedules, Groups, Grades and Registration
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 Student Life Safety
Don Henson, Director of Campus Safety
10:45 PIPS! Professionalism in Professional School!
Joseph H. Hauser, Vice President for Student Services
11:15 Lunch/Class Photo

East/West Classroom
12:00 Dr. Wil McGriff, FOCUS and Service Learning at SCO
John Carroll, Choose 901
1:00 Optometry Curriculum, Academic Policies and Introduction to First Year Faculty
Pam Moss, Director, Department of Assessment
Dr. Bart Campbell, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Lindsay Elkins, Director of Academic Programs
1:45 Institutional Advancement
Dr. Kristin Anderson, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
1:50 Publication Services 
Jim Hollifield, Director of Communication Services
2:00 The Eye Center
Dr. Chris Lievens, Chief of Staff, The Eye Center

Tuesday, September 6

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


Wednesday, September 14

8:30 am Breakfast With Big Sibs
Blair Flint, President, Class of 2019

Introduction to Student Government Association & Other Organizations
Mary Nethaway, President, Student Government Association
2nd Floor Atrium
9:00-10:15 Student Organization Fair

*All events on August 25-26 will take place in the North/South lecture hall, unless otherwise noted.

Missed sessions may result in the student not being allowed to register.