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: KGI Building 517, Classroom 147

    Topics: Policies, Procedures, and Technology

    7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Check-in and breakfast. Meet the team members and receive your laptops.

    8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Laptop set-up, IT essentials, and how to access Google Drive

    9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Introduction of all School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences faculty and staff

    9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Break

    10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Assessment, E-Value, and E-Portfolio; ExamSoft—download and overview; assessment drive change: surveys, focus groups, and course evaluations

    10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Uploading Demonstration of E-Portfolio and Pre-Session Documentation: Immunizations, Lab Safety Certificate, HIPAA & Security, HIPAA & Privacy, Bloodborne Pathogens

    11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Handbook and Academic Policies: Mission, Goals, Values, and Education Philosophy; Academic Integrity; Grading Scale, Reassessment, Extended Learning

    12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Lunch with faculty mentors and team members

    2:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Break

    2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Alumni Support

    2:30 p.m.–3:30 pm 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

    3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Completion of Handbook and Academic Policies; Q&A; Individual and Group Quiz

    4:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Housekeeping—Please watch the MBTI videos for tomorrow: 1) MBTI Dichotomies Intro, 2) MBTI Type Dynamics Intro

    4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Student Health Insurance Coverage and Housekeeping Items: OPT-IN, Vision, and Dental

    4:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Drug Info: Discovering Databases and more!

  • Location: KGI Building 517, Classroom 147

    Topics: Experiences, Assessment, and Personality

    7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Check-in and Mobile Live Scan: Intern License Application Scan – need two passport phots and identification (students waiting for fingerprint scan complete the Career Pathways Program assessment on Pharmacist.com and the business card form). Coffee provided by Alumni Support!

    9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Responsibilities Associated with Licensure

    10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Experiential Education Overview and Clinical Code of Conduct: About Experiential Education, P1-P4 Expectations, Intern Paperwork, Clinical Code of Conduct, Malpractice Insurance

    11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MBTI: Results; Groups; Faculty Mentors and role; Team building, Communication, Conflict Management

    12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch with CVS

    1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Faculty mentors and MBTI discussion

    2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Make Your Own Movie: team building, communication, negotiation, problem solving

    4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Movie screening and awards

    Housekeeping Item – Please watch Career Pathway Program video for tomorrow

  • Location: KGI Building 517, Classroom 147

    Topics: Career Options in Pharmacy

    10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Receipt of White Coat and shirt exchange (Room 129)

    10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Kahoot and quizzes

    11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pharmacy Student Professional Organization Fair: how to be involved in the profession (Room 138)

    12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Rite Aid: presentations, faculty mentors discuss their career paths, and career options in pharmacy and concentrations

    2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Entrepreneurship Survey

    2:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Career Pathways Program—Quick review: CPP, Benefits of Assessment, Vigilant Decision, Making Progress; CPP Activities in teams

    3:45-4:00 p.m. Break

    4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Postgraduate Education: Introduction of Residency and Fellowships; Doctoral programs and research

    4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. KGI certificate programs: discussion of each program in details

    5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Meet peer mentors: introductions and expectations

    7:00 p.m. Social with peer mentors (Claremont Village, Espiau’s)

  • 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 2 will allow you to meet the rest of the incoming KGI student body in the School of Pharmacy and Health 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

  • Location: Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center

    Topic: White Coat Ceremony Dress Rehearsal

    12:30 p.m. Check-in and headshots

    1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. White Coat Ceremony – Instructions, Line-up on risers, Pledge of Professionalism, Location Review, Tickets & Parking

    1:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Break

    2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. White Coat Ceremony Practice Line Up and Walkthrough – bring your shoes! Wear your KGI dress shirt and pressed white coat!

    3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Class photo and headshots

  • Location: Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center

    Topic: White Coat Ceremony

    1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Check-in; receive pledge of professionalism

    3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. White Coat Ceremony

    4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Reception