This is when it all begins for SUNY Optometry’s first year OD class.
Today marks the first day of an extensive, two-day orientation program at the College designed to introduce the new class of 100 students to their academic program as well as provide them with their first opportunity to meet their fellow students along with faculty and administrators at SUNY Optometry. The students also got their first glimpse at what life at the College and as a member of the optometric community is all about.
Organized by the Office of Student Affairs and International Programs, the orientation included small group discussions with various student leaders (pictured above) as well as faculty-led discussions that help to prepare the new students for the challenges that lie ahead of them. Introductions to a variety of College entities, including the library, the University Eye Center and others, as well as discussions on the academic program, research, and student life were also given to the students.
The new students will also attend a reception hosted by the New York State Optometric Association and the College’s Alumni Association and they’ll be treated to a night on the town organized by the Class of 2018.
Fall semester for the first year class begins on Monday.