• August 18, 2021. Only international students must attend International Student Orientation and New Student Orientation.

  • August 19, 2021.

  • Orientation will be located on KGI campus. More information will be published on our KGI Orientation website.

  • No, students do not have to pay for Orientation.

  • Yes, Orientation is mandatory for all incoming new students.

  • No guests will be allowed at Orientation.

  • Please complete the pre-orientation checklist by clicking here (link coming soon).

  • Dress code is casual.

  • Yes, all students must wear a face mask and follow CDC protocol.

  • Yes, all students, staff and faculty are required to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Submit your proof of vaccination on the SHS portal. Please submit your proof of vaccination by August 1, 2021.

  • Yes, every student must complete the Pre-Orientation checklist by clicking here (link coming soon).

  • For the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences, the Academic Prologue is a series of experiences to help ensure students are prepared for the academic year. This includes placement exams for writing and quantitative reasoning skills, career development workshops, an interdisciplinary project as a preview of the types of projects that will occur during the academic year and includes practice with assessment techniques and feedback. The prologue also includes lots of opportunities to interact with classmates and faculty, and helps in building personal and professional networks. The dress code is casual except for the last day is business professional.

  • Friday, August 20 through Friday August 27, 2021.

  • Both MSGC and MSGDA program students will need to attend the New Student Orientation and a continuous Genetics Program Orientation. The Genetics Program Orientation is scheduled to continue August 23 and August 24.

  • MSCM program students will need to attend the New Student Orientation and a continuous MSCM Program Orientation. The MSCM program orientation activities are scheduled starting August 18-22. The orientation includes opportunities to interact with classmates and program personnel, introduce students to the active learning model, and helps in building personal and professional networks.

    • Wednesday, August 18 – Program welcome and overview
    • Thursday, August 19 – KGI New Student Orientation
    • Friday, August 20–August 22 MSCM Program Activities
  • About Complio

    1. What exactly am I (the student) paying for in Complio?
      Complio is the platform KGI SPHS Office of Experiential Education is using to help streamline the onboarding process for matriculation, and both IPPE and APPE rotations. Each time you upload a new requirement, American DataBank (ADB) goes in to verify that the uploaded documents are compliant with the requirements set forth by the sites. Their turnaround time is 1-3 business days.

    2. Do I have to use Complio?
      Yes. Complio is required of all pharmacy students to matriculate and go out on their IPPE, Certificate Experience Elective, and APPE rotations. Through the years, we have worked diligently to improve our processes and the students’ experience. This platform will help make meeting the onboarding requirements an easier process for our students. In addition, it will assist the Office of Experiential Education in making sure that all students stay up to date with requirements with the help of Complio’s tracking services.

      Please note that students who do not sign up with Complio or do not fulfill their onboarding requirements will not be able to participate in the rotation optimization process or in their assigned rotation(s). Given that it is difficult to obtain rotations in today’s highly concentrated and competitive market, we will utilize the rotations of non-compliant students by offering them to those students who are compliant and needing a rotation. Please refer to the Experiential Education Manual for more information on this policy.

      We ask that you utilize the instructional videos provided within Complio, as well as the Get Help tab to submit your questions via their ticket system. They will be your best resource for answering your questions about this service. Thank you for all your cooperation.

    About Immunizations/Vaccinations/Titers

    1. My physician’s office does not offer the IgG titer for Hepatitis A, MMR, or Varicella. What should I do? To be complaint, you must submit a Positive (reactive) IgG OR a Positive (reactive) Total PLUS Negative (non-reactive) IgM

      TITERS: MUST have a POSITIVE IgG titer OR TOTAL Titer is IgG PLUS IgM

      • IgM titer
        • Negative is an indicator of no current infection
        • Positive is an indicator of current infection. See PCM.
      • IgG titer
        • Negative indicates no immunity
          • Need to get vaccinated or revaccinated AND repeat titer 6 weeks after completion of vaccination or booster shot
        • Positive indicates immunity either by previous vaccination or infection
      • TOTAL Titer is IgG plus IgM
        • Negative indicates no active infection (IgM) and no previous vaccination or infection (IgG)
          • Need to get vaccinated or revaccinated AND repeat titer 6 weeks after completion of vaccination series or booster shot.
        • Positive indicates either active infection (IgM) or previous vaccination or infection (IgG). The test is unable to differentiate between IgM and IgG.
          • Will need to draw an IgM titer to rule out active infection
            • If IgM positive, active infection. See PCM.
            • If IgM negative, no active infection and it indicates that the IgG is positive.
    2. I submitted a negative Hepatitis B Surface AntiGEN to Complio and it still says that I am non-compliant. Why?
      You must submit a Positive (reactive) Hepatitis B surface antibody

      Hepatitis B Titer: MUST have a POSITIVE anti-HBs or HBsAb (Hepatitis B surface antiBODY)

      • HBsAg (Hepatitis B surface antigen)
        • Negative
        • “Positive” or “reactive” HBsAg test result indicates that the person is infected with hepatitis B. See PCM.
      • anti-BHs or HBsAb (Hepatitis B surface antiBODY)
        • “Negative” or “non-reactive” indicates that a person does NOT have immunity against the hepatitis B virus
          • Need to get vaccinated or revaccinated AND repeat titer 6 weeks
            after completion of vaccination series or booster shot
        • “Positive” or “reactive” indicates that a person is protected (immunity) against the hepatitis B virus
      • anti-HBc or HBcAb (Hepatitis B core antibody) Do NOT get this test done. Will be
        required to get the anti-HBs or BHsAb (Hepatitis B surface antiBODY)

        • The core antibody does not provide any protection against the hepatitis B virus
        • “Positive or “reactive” indicates a past OR current hepatitis B infection
    3. My doctor’s office does not offer a Hepatitis C IgG titer.
      You must submit a Hepatitis C Negative Titer- Hepatitis C Antibody (AB).

    4. I always have a positive QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT)/Gamma interferon result.
      In addition to the positive QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT) /Gamma interferon results, you need to submit a negative Chest X-ray.
  • Please email Student Affairs at student_affairs@kgi.edu.