New Student Orientation 2021-22

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Welcome to the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health!

We are excited that you have chosen LSUHSC School of Public Health to further your education in public health. The faculty, staff, and students of the School of Public Health are eager to welcome you. New Student Orientation is designed to introduce our culture and integrate you into our academic community.

Our Orientation is a two-step process that includes preparatory modules and “on-site” sessions. Both steps of Orientation are mandatory for all new incoming students, including MPH, MS and PhD.

Step 1: The preparatory Pre-Orientation includes informational material, forms, and activities that will be distributed through emails and online postings in advance of the fall semester. Incoming students are expected to review and complete all requested documents and training modules prior to the in -person onsite component of orientation.

Step 2: “On-site” Orientation will be held remotely on Zoom for all new students. This change is made due to the updated state and local government public health requirements for the COVID-19 delta variant. Orientation dates and time will remain as scheduled on the following dates:

Fall 2021 Orientation:Monday, August 16th and Tuesday, August 17th beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at 2:30 PM on both dates. (Remote Zoom Sessions)

Spring 2022 Orientation:Monday, January 10th, 1:00 PM (Remote Zoom Session)

“In-person” or “On-site Orientation” sessions will be held on Zoom, however, the campus tour will remain as planned. Tour groups will meet on campus at 2020 Gravier Street, 1st Floor lobby. Social distancing and masking will be required and is mandated on campus due to COVID-19 pandemic emergency. Orientation is mandatory and will provide crucial information for a successfully start to your BSPH, MPH, MS, or PhD program. All new students are expected to make proper arrangements to be present on Zoom for all scheduled “in-person” or “On-site” Orientation activities.

It is important to review the “On-site” Orientation Schedule to register for the planned campus tour activity here.

Updated: 08/03/2021

The LSU School of Public Health Core Values are those that support our school’s mission and vision.

School of Public Health Core Values

Collaboration Fostering  a culture that values and rewards collaboration at all levels of the university: across disciplines; among faculty, staff, and students; with other universities and institutions to achieve the LSUHSC Goals
Creative Encouraging excellence, risk-taking, and an open-minded approach to challenges, while also recognizing and rewarding emerging talent and ingenuity among the students and faculty
Culturally Adept Awareness and respect of local and global values and beliefs to create an intellectual environment and support our commitment to diversity and inclusion maintaining an unique identity of school
Globally Engaged Understanding global needs, events, demands and supporting the global efforts consistently to ensure that we advance the greater good for our entire planet.
Innovative Encouraging and developing innovative approaches in the classroom through discovery and engagement in the community to solve the public health challenges and to establish the role of School as a global leader
Transformative Acting as a catalyst for transformation; a force for good that changes lives and makes a significant, positive impact on the world around us.

Through our Orientation programing, we hope to foster academic integrity, professionalism, responsibility and respect. It is our goal to support participation, collaboration, community engagement, and service. We are also committed to at the same time promote health, familiarity, integration, and hospitality to all our new students. Our orientation is student organized and student lead.