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Welcome Week 2016 (New Student Orientation) is a wonderful opportunity for incoming students to learn about the University, COMP-Northwest, and to meet their new faculty, classmates and colleagues. There are exciting events during Orientation week designed to help you get a solid start as a COMP-Northwest student and introduce you to life in Lebanon. Attendance is mandatory unless noted. For questions regarding any of these events, please contact COMP-Northwest Student Affairs at (541) 259-0209.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Convo-Cookout Student Social Event
4:00 PM-7:00 PM | COMP-Northwest Campus

The Convo-Cookout is a social event for COMP-Northwest STUDENTS ONLY. This will be your first opportunity to meet and mingle with your fellow classmates, faculty, staff and administration. You will be welcomed by the Dean of COMP-Northwest, Paula M. Crone, DO and have an opportunity to meet and socialize with the faculty, staff and current students of COMP-Northwest. We have several ice-breaker activities planned, so please be sure to dress in clothes that you can be active in!

Good to know: Event is for students only. Attire is casual, weather appropriate dress and barbeque dinner provided


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dean’s Welcome and Address
8:30 AM | Lecture Hall 1

The Dean will make her welcome address and introduce faculty and staff.

Good to know: Attire is professional

COMP-Northwest Orientation
10:00 AM | Lecture Hall 1

Dr. Mirabelle Fernandes Paul, Director of Student Affairs, will provide students an overview of key elements of the student catalog, submitting time-off requests, important policies and procedures, and how to engage faculty and academic resources.

Optum Health Mental Wellness Lecture
11:00 AM | Lecture Hall 1

Lonny Bevill, MA, LMFT, will discuss maintaining school/life balance. Your partner/spouse is welcome to attend

Lunch with Advisors
11:45 AM | Boulder Falls Center, adjacent to COMP-Northwest

This is an opportunity for you to enjoy lunch with your assigned Academic Advisor. Come prepared with any questions you have of your advisor.

Student Presentations and Panels
1:20 PM-2:15 PM | Lecture Hall 1

The student panel, hosted by representatives of OMS II, III, and IV, is an opportunity to ask questions, gain valuable insights, learn about important programs and resources, address concerns, and have dialogue with your upperclassmen.

COMP-Northwest Student “Tech Talk”
2:15 PM-2:45 PM | Lecture Hall 1

The student panel will be followed by a “Tech Talk” regarding computer usage, helpful support programs and how to maximize your learning.

Scavenger Hunt Overview
2:45 PM-3:00 PM | Lecture Hall 1

Team-Building Scavenger Hunt
3:15 PM-4:30 PM | COMP-Northwest Campus

Good to know: Attire is professional 


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Registration, Student Processing & WesternU Orientation
8:00 AM-5:00 PM | COMP-Northwest Campus

Arrive and check in at 8:00 AM. The class will be given an overview of the week and specific daily activities by Dr. Mirabelle FernandesPaul, Director of Student Affairs, and Ms. Kim DeKruif, University Registrar. Registration and processing stations will be open from 9 AM to 11 AM. Following registration and student processing, the Office of University Student Affairs will host lunch. University orientation will begin promptly at 12:50 PM in Lecture Hall I. We will close the day with presentations by members of medical and osteopathic organization in the region.

Good to know: Attire is professional and we will be taking your graduation photos. Lunch is provided. Also, bring your Laptop (for IT configuration) and medical equipment (if you have been approved for an exemption with your own equipment)


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Photos at COMP-Northwest
8:30 AM | Northside stairs

White Coat Rehearsal
9:30 AM | Lebanon First Assembly of God Church – 726 West Oak Street, Lebanon, OR 97355

Please arrive at the church by 9:15 AM. We will start with an overview and important information about Saturday’s events. We will walk through entry, seating, coating, recognition, oath, and departure processes. Following lunch (on your own), please return to campus promptly at 1:00 PM to attend the President’s Ice Cream Social. 

Good to know: Attire is professional and Map/Directions. Also, we suggest that you bring your white coat, pressed, and then leave it in the church.

President’s Ice Cream Social
1:00 PM-3:00 PM | COMP-Northwest 

Continuing the tradition started at COMP in 1977, COMP-Northwest will hold its fifth annual President’s Ice Cream Social. Each year, our founding President, Dr. Philip Pumerantz, would take great pride in greeting every incoming student at this event. You will also have the opportunity to socialize with your classmates, Lebanon faculty and staff, and visiting faculty from the Pomona campus.
Good to know: Ice cream is provided and attire is professional

Parent Welcome
5:30 PM-7:30 PM | Boulder Falls Center, adjacent to COMP-Northwest

This event is for your parents only. The informal mix and mingle event gives your parents a chance to meet with our faculty and administrators.

Good to know: Event is for parents only. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided. 


Friday, July 29, 2016

Convocation and White Coat Ceremony
1:00 PM | First Assembly of God, 726 West Oak St. Lebanon, OR
(Parking is at COMP-Northwest and shuttle begins at 11:00AM)

The Convocation ceremony marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU. You will be formally welcomed as a WesternU student by the President, Board of Trustees and University Administration.

The White Coat Ceremony is part of the initiation, a “rite of passage,” for new health professions students; it is a time when you will be “cloaked” with your first white lab coat. This ritual, held in the presence of faculty, administration and family members, will make you aware of your responsibilities as healers from the very first day of training. The ceremony encourages you to accept the obligations inherent in your scope of practice: to be excellent in science; to be compassionate; and to lead a life of uprightness and honor. This annual ceremony marks what has become a valued tradition here at Western University of Health Sciences. 

Good to know:

Attire is professional – Dress slacks, shirt and tie for men; dress slacks, dress, skirt and blouse for women
Ordering your White Coat – WesternU white coats are ordered through your Self-Service (Banweb) account, and will be distributed during student processing.
White Coats REQUIRED – Remember to BRING, but not wear, your ironed and unbuttoned white coat
Gold Foundation Pin – This pin should be placed on the left lapel of your white coat
Name Badge – Wear your name badge on your right chest below the lapel of your white coat
Early Arrival for Students – Please plan to arrive on the COMP-Northwest campus at 11:00 a.m. We will bus you to the ceremony location.
Tickets are not required – Please e-mail Student Affairs at StudentAffairsOR@westernu.edu if you expect more than five guests

Reception and Open House
Immediately following ceremony | COMP-Northwest campus:

Following the Convocation and White Coat Ceremonies, COMP-Northwest will host an on-site reception and Open House. This will be a great opportunity to show your family and guests around your school! Refreshments will be served.

Good to know: Snacks and beverages provided


Friday, August 5, 2016

OMM Structural Exams
9:00 AM-12:00 noon | COMP-Northwest Campus

If your last name begins with A-M, check in at the OMM lab at 9:00 AM

If your last name begins with N-Z, check in at the OMM lab at 10:15 AM

Good to know: Attire: shorts, t-shirts and for women, a sports-bra. Take your shoes off in the hallway and carry them in. Food is not provided


Monday, August 8, 2016

Classes Begin