Orientation Schedule

STUDENT ORIENTATION WEEK SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
AUGUST 16-20, 2021

Monday, August 16

9:00 – 4:00                   Illinois Veterinary Leadership Experience (iVLE) (OPTIONAL)

Location: Allerton Park, Monticello

                                    Host: SAVMA

Tuesday, August 17

9:00 – 3:00                   Purchase a stethoscope (OPTIONAL) – BSB Room 2271J

                                    The only opportunity scheduled for you to purchase a stethoscope.

1:00 – 2:00                   Tour the Veterinary Medicine Campus (OPTIONAL) – Atrium, BSB 2nd Floor

                                    Same as 2:00 tour.

1:00 – 5:00                   ID Badge/Class Composite Picture – BSB Room 2873

                                    Have your picture taken for your ID badge.

2:00 – 3:00                   Tour the Veterinary Medicine Campus (OPTIONAL) – Atrium, BSB 2nd Floor

                                    Same as 1:00 tour.

Wednesday, August 18 – Bring your Laptops

12:00 – 1:30                 Lunch and Club Fair – Atrium, BSB 2nd Floor

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

1:00 – 2:00                  Tour the Veterinary Medicine Campus (OPTIONAL) – Atrium, BSB 2nd Floor

                                    Same as Tuesday’s tours.

1:00 – 2:00                  IT@VetMed Computer Assistance (OPTIONAL) – BSB 2271C

                                    IT@VetMed Staff will assist with internet access, email, and other issues.

1:00 – 5:00                  ID Badge/Class Composite Picture – BSB Room 2873

                                    Have your picture taken for your ID badge.

2:00 – 3:00                  Tour the Veterinary Medicine Campus (OPTIONAL) – Atrium, BSB 2nd Floor

                                    Same as Tuesday’s tours.

Thursday, August 19

8:30 – 9:00                  Continental Breakfast – BSB 2251

9:00 – 9:15                   Welcome – BSB Room 2251

                                   Dr. Peter Constable, Dean

                                    Dr. Jonathan Foreman, Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs

                                    Dr. Sara Connolly, Assistant Dean of Student Success

                                    Dr. Christopher Seals, Assistant Professor

                                    Alan Upchurch, Academic Program Coordinator

                                    Katherine Irwin, Counselor       

                                    Carol Parker, ASA Office Support Specialist

                                    Katie Jordan, ASA Office Support Specialist

                                    Laura Smith, ASA Office Support Specialist

9:15 – 10:15                Academic Integrity and Professional Behavior – BSB Room 2251

                                    Dr. Jonathan Foreman, Associate Dean

10:15 – 10:30              BREAK

Introduction to the Illinois Veterinary Curriculum – BSB Room 2251

10:30 – 11:00                Dr. Jonathan H. Foreman: Overview of the Illinois curriculum

11:00 – 11:30                Dr. Megan Mahoney & Dr. Ian Sprandel: VM 602: Structure & Function I

11:30 – 12:00                Dr. Matthew Stewart: VM 601: Clinical Practice I

12:00 – 1:30                 Dean’s Welcome Lunch Atrium, BSB 2nd Floor

                                    Meet the College Faculty

                                    Last chance to have ID picture taken – BSB Room 2873

1:30 – 2:00                   Electives – BSB Room 2251

                                    Dr. Jonathan H. Foreman

2:00 – 2:45                   Safety Tips for Campus and Champaign-Urbana BSB Room 2251

                                    Detective Tara Hurless from the University of Illinois Police Department

3:00 – 3:30                   Bone Box Pick-up BSB Room 1730

Friday, August 20

8:30 – 9:00                   Continental Breakfast with Wildlife Medical Center (OPTIONAL)BSB Room 2251

                                    Dr. Sam Sander will join you at breakfast. 

9:00 – 9:45                  VTH and VDL Biosecurity and Safety Procedures – BSB Room 2251

                                    Lisa Moore

9:45 – 10:00                 BREAK                                  

10:00 – 10:45              Professional Organizations in Veterinary Medicine – BSB Room 2251

                                    Overview:          Dr. Jonathan Foreman

                                    State:                ISVMA:            Dr. Colleen Lewis

                                    Local:               IChapter:           Leah Nehila and Max Paulson

10:45 – 11:15              Student Support Services and Counseling Center – BSB Room 2251

                                    Katherine Irwin, Counselor                            

11:15 – 12:00              Study Strategies and Test Anxiety – BSB Room 2251

                                    Katherine Irwin, Counselor

12:00 – 1:30               Orange, Blue and You! – LAC Courtyard

An opportunity to meet people from around the college and a self-guided tour of the

Veterinary Teaching Hospital, South Clinic, and Wildlife Medical Clinic Ambassador Residence

1:30 – 4:00                  Diversity and Inclusion – Unconscious Bias Training – BSB Room 2251

                                    TBD

4:00 – 5:00                  Stethoscope Pick-up – BSB Room 2271J

                                    Pick up your stethoscope order.

Sunday, August 22

1:00 – 3:00                   Blue Coat Ceremony – I Hotel Conference Center in Champaign

Monday, August 23

9:00 a.m.                      VM 602 begins – BSB Room 2251

(Revised August 11)