Orientation Schedule

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Tuesday, August 7th
International and Out of State Students
Students arrive in New Orleans, LA – LSUHSC School of Public Health Contact us on arrival to 504-568-5700 or by email to  SPHOrientation@lsuhsc.edu All Day Collaborative Familiarity This date is scheduled to facilitate student arrivals into the city of New Orleans. It will provide for adequate time to secure housing, take care of any personal business and adjust to any changes in time zones. This additional day will also help to acclimate students in advance of the following days activities. Appointed student ambassadors will be on campus to provide assistance on arrival of incoming students. Arrange for local transportation arrival to LSU Health Science Center, School of Public Health, 2020 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Helpful Planning Note: Students without secured housing prior to their arrival should plan on staying at a nearby hotel until your housing is available. See the Arrival Information webpage for travel and planning purposes.

Wednesday, August 8th
All New Student Orientation, Day 1
Compliance and CITI Trainings, open session and mindfulness program. Location: Lions Eye Center Bldg, School of Public Health, 2nd Floor, Computer Lab Room 222 9:00AM-4:00PM Collaborative Participation, Professionalism, Integrity Hands-on session open to all in our computer lab for new students to complete all required compliance training. This is a final chance to complete this requirement. The session will include some relaxation and mindfulness breaks to keep you on task and limber to complete this requirement. Both compliance and CITI trainings require an estimated 7 hours to complete (4.5 hours CITI/ 2.5 LSU Compliance).

Helpful Planning Note: Don’t wait to complete these trainings. They can be completed on your own time prior to on-site orientation. This session is not an optional session if your compliance training is pending on Monday, August 6th. Please dress comfortably and plan to stay the for the length of the session.

Living Essentials Shopping Trip (optional) 4:00PM-8:00PM  Culturally Adept Familiarity, Hospitality International and Out-of-state students without transportation and new to the area will have an opportunity to shop for any living essentials and personal items needed before the start of the semester. We will provide transportation from LSUHSC to Walmart and back.

Helpful Planning Note: Please inform the Orientation Coordinators or Email us to SPHOrientation@lsuhsc.edu if you will need this hospitality service.

Thursday, August 9th
International and Out of State Student Orientation, Day 2
Welcome program for International and Out of State students      Location: Lions Eye Center Bldg, School of Public Health, 3rd Floor, Room 303 11:00AM Culturally Adept Integration, Familiarity, Hospitality Check-In at the School of Public Health
Campus Tour & Lunch (optional) 11:15AM-12:50PM Collaborative, Culturally Adept Familiarity Students will become familiar with buildings and offices of LSUHSC on a guided tour. This will also provide a time for any additional questions and advice from SPH student peers. Lunch will be provided.
Meeting with International Service Office
(REQUIRED for International Arrivals)
1:00PM-2:30PM Collaborative, Culturally Adept Integration, Familiarity, Hospitality This is a required informational session with the LSU Health Science Center International Office and officially check-in with the University. It will provide an educational component for arriving international students and expectations to remain in good standing as required.
Open discussion with International students 3:00PM-4:00PM Collaborative, Culturally Adept Integration, Familiarity This is an interactive session for international students to share their experiences, meet current international students  and have any questions answered.

Helpful Planning Note: inform the Orientation Coordinators or Email us to SPHOrientation@lsuhsc.edu if you will need this hospitality service.

Friday, August 10th
All New Student Orientation, Day 3
LSUHSC School of Public Health Day of Service 7:30AM-1:00PM Innovative, Transformative, Collaborative Service, Responsibility, Participation, Community Engagement During this time incoming students will get to meet and serve together at various community and public organizations across the city. Each site will have a pre-determined group of students and site leader. Faculty and current students are also welcomed to serve. Registration for the Day of Service is required. Visit the Day of Service webpage for registration and the specifics on the organizations that we will serve together. This orientation activity is not optional.
Rock n’ Bowl 4:00PM-6:30PM Collaborative, Culturally Adept Hospitality, Integration, Familiarity Incoming students will have an opportunity to socialize and come together for a fun activity at a local favorite. Bowling is not required, but fun is! Entry ticket, bowling shoes rental, lanes and snacks will be provided. Registration for Rock n’ Bowl is required and available here through the Optional & Fun Activities Registration.

Helpful Planning Note: This is a casual attire event. Wear or bring a pair of socks.

Monday, August 13th
All New Student Orientation, Day 4
Check-In and Breakfast            Location: Lions Eye Center Bldg, School of Public Health, 3rd Floor, Room 303 8:30AM -8:45AM Collaborative Hospitality Continental breakfast provided
Introduction and Dean’s Welcome 8:45AM-9:00AM Collaborative Integration and Responsibility Welcoming address by the Dean Smith
Welcoming Address from Academic & Student Affairs 9:00AM-9:15AM Collaborative, Creative Responsibility Welcome by Assoc. Dean  Academic Affairs and informational  session to address school expectations: academic conduct, grades, advising, mentoring, writing, professionalism, participation, grievances and more.
Academic & Student Affairs: Student Expectations 9:15AM-10:30AM Collaborative, Creative Academic Integrity, Respect, Professionalism General review of academic requirements and important specifics to academic and student affairs: class registration, self-service access, class schedule, course/concentration changes, academic processes and procedures by the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
Break 10:30AM – 10:45AM
Student Research 10:45AM-11:45PM Transformative, Creative Academic Integrity, Respect, Professionalism Welcome and overview for getting involved in research experience for students by Assoc. for Research
Practice Experience 11:45PM-12:15PM Transformative, Innovative, Culturally Adept Responsibility, Professionalism, Service, Community Engagement Welcome Assoc. Dean for PH Practice & Community Engagement and overview of Practice Experience and important requirements by this Office.
Team Up Experience 12:15PM-12:30PM Creative, Collaborative, Transformative Academic Integrity, Respect, Professionalism Welcome and overview of the Team Up an interprofessional education experience with an integrated curriculum of all six LSU Health Science Schools for all first year students. The Team Up University director and school faculty lead will present.
Program/Departmental Specific Orientation Session Location: Lions Eye Center Bldg, School of Public Health

2nd Floor
Biostatistics – Room 259         3rd Floor
Behavioral & Community Hlth. Sci. – Room 309
Environmental & Occpt. Hlth. Sci. – Room 306
Epidemiology – Room 303
Health Policy & Systems Mgmt. – Room 356
12:30PM-2:30PM Collaborative Responsibility, Professionalism,  Integration, Familiarity, Hospitality This Program/Departmental specific orientation is led by each Director. It is a departmental meeting with faculty in the particular program in attendance. It will outline program specifics and expectations for new students in academics, curriculum, competencies, advisement, mentoring, professionalism, meeting requests and participation in program activities.  This is a required session for all new incoming MPH and PhD students. Each program/department will meet separately. Lunch will be provided.
Tuesday, August 14th
All New Student Orientation, Day 5
Check-In & SGA Welcome      Location: Lions Eye Center Bldg, School of Public Health, 3rd Floor, Room 303 9:00AM – 9:10AM Collaborative Hospitality, Integration, Familiarity Check-In and welcome by School of Public Health’s Student Government Association leadership.
Emergency Preparedness/Response 9:10AM – 10:00AM Transformative Safety CPR Training – this is a two part training that will provide you with emergency lifesaving skills to preform adult CPR from the American Heart Association’s Family & Friends CPR course. This is scheduled time will allow you to complete the 1st portion of the training. It will need to be followed-up with the hands-on portion at 2p. See below on the schedule for this day.
Human Resources- Student Employment Opportunities 10:00AM -10:20AM Creative, Innovative Participation, Service, Community Engagement, Collaboration Informing the students on various on-campus job opportunities and how to apply.
Break 10:20AM – 10:30AM
LSUHSC SPH Diversity Committee 10:30AM – 10:40AM Culturally Adept Integration, Participation Presentations by SPH Diversity Committee
Student Organizations 10:40AM – 11:30AM Transformative, Collaborative Collaboration, Academic Integrity, Participation Presentations by student organizations:

1. SPH Student Government Association
2. ISO (Students Organization for International Students)
3. SOAR (Student Organization for the Advancement of Research)
4. Students for Sustainability
5. LSUHSC SPH Diversity Committee
6. LOCUS (LGBTQ+A Organization for Cultural Understanding in Health Sciences)

Contemporary Topic in Public Health Lunch & Learn 11:30AM – 1:00PM Creative, Innovative, Transformative, Collaborative, Culturally Adept Academic Integrity, Dedication Moderated debate between expert faculty members on a contemporary public health topic. This is an interactive question and answer session with lunch provided.
Hands-on Workshop for Library  Resources  Location: Lions Eye Center Bldg, School of Public Health, 3rd Floor, Room 303 1:00PM – 2:00PM Collaborative Academic Integrity, Integration Hands-on Workshop on using library resources led by SPH librarian. To be held in the library.
Emergency Preparedness/Response  Location: Lions Eye Center Bldg, School of Public Health, 3rd Floor, Room 303 2:00PM – 3:00PM Transformative Safety CPR Training – Session 2 Hand-On – this is the hand-on session and part two of this training that will provide you with emergency lifesaving skills to preform adult CPR from the American Heart Association’s Family & Friends CPR course. This is scheduled time will allow you to complete the 2st portion of the training.