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Orientation Schedule

Orientation week 2014 starts Aug. 8. 

MS 1 Handbook


The MS I Handbook, linked here, was created for the class of 2017.  It is an introduction to life as a CU medical student.  You will be provided a complete version written for your class when you matriculate. Enjoy! 


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Accepted Students website for Medical Students

Class of 2018

Welcome to the School of Medicine

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Colorado School of Medicine! There is no limit to what you can accomplish at the University of Colorado throughout the course of your medical education.

As an incoming student, you will inevitably have questions about your new learning environment. Regardless of your pre matriculation inquiry, the Office of Admissions is here to facilitate your transition from accepted applicant to matriculate.  Toward this effort, we have developed this Accepted Student Web Site to provide you with the information and documents you will need to prepare for your new role as a medical student and assist you in a smooth transition.  

You can learn more about the CU School of Medicine by going to our newsroom to see the latest in research and community news. Also see videos in our multimedia newsroom.

And you can find out more about student life through the Education Community website, where you can read about your fellow students through Matriculation, Match Day and Graduation slide shows and profiles.

For a bigger picture of  the breadth of options at the school, please check out CU Medicine Today, a semi-annual magazine profiling the school's community, or visit the websites of our departments, programs and institutes.

Curious about the curriculum at School of Medicine? Visit our MD Program page to learn more about our approach to medical education.

Should you have questions as the year progresses, please feel free to contact us via e-mail or phone at or 303-724-8025. We are delighted that you will be joining the University of Colorado Class of 2017 and look forward to seeing you on Aug. 8, 2014; the first day of orientation. 



What we need from you:

Badging Information:

Prior to the start of Orientation on Friday, August 8th, you must come to Anschutz Medical Campus to get your University of Colorado Student ID Badge. Please click the link below to sign up for your badging appointment. Time slots are available on August 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th. There are a limited number of School of Medicine appointments available each day, so please select your time slot as soon as possible to ensure you get an appointment that works with your schedule. Feel free to contact if you have any questions or problems.

Please sign up for an appointment by Monday, July 28th.

Sign up for a badging appointment here:

*IMPORTANT: If you have worked on campus previously or have any kind of University of Colorado Badge, you MUST bring it with you and turn it in to get your new Medical Student Badge. Regardless of whether or not your old badge is currently active or inactive, the badging office will not give you a new badge until your old badge is returned.

Orientation Week Overview

Attendance is required for all activities.

Friday, August 8th – Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Plan to arrive between 8:00 and 8:30am on Friday, August 8th. Administrative tasks and programming will go until 4pm, followed by dinner from 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Monday & Tuesday, August 11th & 12th – Winter Park Retreat – Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA
Plan to arrive to Anschutz Medical Campus at 7:00am on Monday, August 11th. Busses will then depart for Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA in Winter Park. The retreat will consist of programming along with team building exercises and free time activities to enjoy with your fellow classmates in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Busses will depart from the YMCA and you will arrive back at Anschutz Medical Campus in the early evening on Tuesday, August 11th.

Wednesday & Thursday, August 13th & 14th – First Course – Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Plan to arrive at 8:00am both days. Programming will last until around 5:00pm. There will be a Faculty Welcome Reception on Thursday evening from 5:00 – 7:00pm.

Friday, August 15th – Matriculation Ceremony – Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Plan to arrive by 8:15am on Friday morning, August 15th. The Matriculation Ceremony will begin promptly at 8:45am and will last approximately 2 hours. Family/guests are welcome to attend the ceremony. There will be a brunch immediately following the ceremony for matriculates, families/guests, faculty and alumni. There will be some optional activities after the brunch.

You will receive additional details in the coming weeks.​

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