Admitted Student Information

Orientation Schedule

Student Orientation Week Schedule
August 15-19, 2016

(Revised August 4, 2016)

Monday, August 15, 2016

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Illinois Veterinary Leadership Experience (iVLE)

  • Host:  Dr. Sara Connolly
  • Located at Lake of the Woods
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • More information forthcoming

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 16 and 17, 2016

  • ID Badge/Class Composite Picture
  • Tour the Veterinary Medicine campus both days at 1:00 and 2:00 pm
  • Opportunity to purchase your stethoscopes (Tuesday, August 16, Room 2271C)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

  • All sessions in LAC 100
  • Please bring your laptops with you each day.
 8:30 – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

 9:00-9:15 am


Dr. Peter Constable, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
Alan Upchurch, Interm Assistant to the Associate Dean
Cheryl Weber, Student Services Coordinator and Grief Educator
ASA Office Staff: Christine Walls and Khristian Shaffer

 9:15-10:15 am

Academic Integrity and Professional Behavior

Dr. Jonathan Foreman, Associate Dean

 10:15-10:30 am




 10:30-11:00 amDr. Jonathan H. Foreman: Overview of the Illinois Curriculum
11:00-11:30 amDr. Megan Mahoney: VM 602: Structure and Function I
11:30-12:00 Dr. Dawn Morin: VM 601 Clinical Skills Learning Center
12:00-1:30 pm

Dean’s Welcome Lunch

Meet the College Faculty in the Atrium
A good time to have your ID picture taken

 1:30 – 2:00 pm


Dr. Jonathan H. Foreman

 2:00-2:45 pm

Safety Tips for Campus and Champaign-Urbana

Lt. Joan Fiesta from the University of Illinois Police Department

3:00- 3:30

Bone Box Pick-up

Anatomy Lab, BSB Room 1730

Friday, August 19, 2016

 8:30-9:00 am

Continental Breakfast with the Wildlife Medical Clinic (Optional)

Dr. Julia Whittington, Director of the Wildlife Medical Clinic

 9:00-9:45 am

VTH and VDL Biosecurity and Safety Procedures

Dr. Julia Whittington

 9:45 -10:00 am


 10:00-10:45 am

All About Veterinary Medical Professional Organizations

  • Overview:   Dr. Jonathan Foreman
  • State:    ISVMA:    Dr. Greg Mauck
  • Local:    ISCAVMA:    Kristine Kozak
 10:45-11:15 am

Student Support Services and Counseling Center Liaison

Cheryl Weber, Student Services Coordinator and Grief Educator
TBD, Counseling Center

 11:15-12:00 am

Study Strategies

Cheryl Weber, Student Services Coordinator and Grief Educator
Dr. Patricia Ricketts, Clinical Counselor

12:00-1:30 pm

Lunch in the Atrium

Club Fair in the Atrium

Meet representatives of the extra-curricular clubs at the CVM.

 1:00-2:00 pm

Stethoscope Pick-up

Pick up your stethoscope order in room 2271J.

2:00-3:00 pm

Computer Services Assistance (Optional)

2743 VMBSB

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Blue Coat Ceremony at 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.     I Hotel Conference Center in Champaign

Monday, August 22, 2016

9:00 amVM 602 Structure and Function I