Orientation is a required activities for all students, which will introduce you to KGI’s culture and campus resources. Please explore the details of the program below so you can be prepared to successfully participate in each day’s activities.


  • Location: Pitzer College, Benson Auditorium

    Times: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; optional social event 5-7 p.m.

    Dress Code: KGI Shirt

    What to Expect: Day 1 will allow you to meet the rest of the incoming KGI student body in the School of Pharmacy and School of Applied Life Sciences. Guest speakers from around the Claremont Colleges will join KGI staff and students to connect all students with additional campus resources. Just some of the many topics we’ll cover that day include the following: diversity and inclusion, Title IX, campus safety, student accounts billing, financial aid, and student government and involvement. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    What to Bring: Wear your KGI t-shirt and bring pen/paper to take notes

  • 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mount Baldy Hike and Team Building Activity

    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pre-assessments (writing, math, genetics)

    4:00 p.m. Ice Cream with Peer Mentors

  • Location: KGI Building 517, Room 129

    8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Check-in and breakfast

    9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Welcome: Introduction of all School of Pharmacy MSGC and MSGDA Faculty and Staff

    10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. IT essentials, how to access Google Drive, Sakai overview

    11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Handbook and Academic Policies: Mission, Goals, Values, and Education Philosophy; Academic Integrity; Grading Scale, Exam Policies

    12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Progenity

    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Resume workshop

    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. KGI SOP Teaching Philosophy

    3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Professionalism and Academic Honor Code: Professionalism, Professional Development Series, Honor Code, Compliant Policy, Handbook, Dress Code, Absence Policy, Disability Services, Accreditation, Privacy Laws, Title IX

    4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Completion of Handbook and Academic Policies; Q&A; Handbook Quiz

    5:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. Alumni Engagement

  • MSGC Students

    8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast with GC mentors and Clinical Supervisors (location: KGI Cafe loft)

    9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Career Pathways

    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MSGC Experiential Overview and Clinical Code of Conduct; About Experiential Education; Expectations; Documentation; Clinical Code of Conduct

    11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch in Claremont Village with MSGC leadership

    1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Library

    MSGDA Students

    8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast with Genetic Counselors and Genomics Scientists (location: KGI Cafe loft)

    9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Career Pathways and Services (location: KGI Building 517, Room 129)

    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MSGDA Experiential Overview; About Experiential Education; Expectations; Internship and Capstone Projects; Clinical Code of Conduct

    11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch with faculty mentors and advisors

    1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Library

    All Students

    5:30 p.m. Class Photo and Headshots

    6:30 p.m. Genetics Banquet (location: KGI Cafe & Alumni Patio)