New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation [NSO] week begins Monday, August 11 ending Friday August 15. To review the class roster, [after May 15] your UT Health Science Center netiD and password will be required. Your NSO packet will be waiting for you when you arrive at 7:45 a.m., Monday, August 11 in the Lobby of the General Education Building, at the corner of Madison and Dunlap. Wear comfortable walking shoes and casual clothing as the Memphis weather is hot this time of the year.

Students should not make travel arrangements or other appointments that may conflict with NSO week.

Things to confirm

Things to do on-line before NSO week

  • Download and print a copy of the Getting Ready for Medical School checklist.
  • Complete FAFSA.
  • In order to finalize your acceptance, the institution requires that ALL students be fully admitted to the University. The UT Health Science Center Office of Admissions [Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services] will contact you regarding your NetiD and default password which may take 2-3 weeks from the time you have received your acceptance packet. Once you receive your NetiD and default password you can log-in to Banner Self-Service to begin the acceptance process. By completing the acceptance process, this will enable you to be awarded financial aid and register for classes prior to matriculation.

    You will be asked to authorize a $75.00 charge to your credit card. The $75.00 processing fee is non-refundable and the deadline to register for the Fall Term is August 1.
  • View the Bursar's/Cashier's link to include: [1] Student Loans; [2] Payment of Fees and First Year Expenses.
  • Complete Student Parking Permit.
  • Read about and then complete a Criminal Background Check.

    You will be asked to authorize a $50.00 charge to your credit card. Once completed, you will receive a full copy of the CBC report, via e-mail from Verified Credentials within a few days. If you have already completed a CBC for other medical schools, through AMCAS, the report has not been released to this medical school, as we are not a participant in the AAMC facilitated background check service. The College of Medicine's deadline to submit your CBC is July 30.
  • Read and submit the Faculty/Peer Mentor Group Selection Form [netidD & password required].
  • Complete the on-line AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire.external link The deadline to complete the questionnaire is July 30.

Things to read before NSO week

Things to mail-in or send via FAX before NSO week

Things to bring with you to NSO week

  • Bring your checkbook to pay for student parking, unless you included this fee on your fee sheet.
  • Bring copies of your immunization records just in case your copy is not on file.
  • Bring a copy of the NSO Schedule. The most up-to-date schedule will be on the Web site.

Things to do during the summer

Related Sources

Additional Contact Information

Contact Us

College of Medicine

Office of Admissions

Medical Center Plaza
910 Madison Ave, Suite 500
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5559
Fax: 901-448-1740

Admissions Coordinator:
Diane Harris

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs:
Nelson Strother

Executive Dean:
David M. Stern, M.D.