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    Admission Events

    Various admissions events geared toward different interest levels are offered throughout the year.

  • Students using VR Magic

    Admission Events

    Various admissions events geared toward different interest levels are offered throughout the year.

Events, Tours, Advising Sessions & Presentations

Connect with SCCO Admissions + Student Ambassadors!

We love connecting with prospective students and have a variety of ways to do so in person and virtually. Group events and presentations offer a great opportunity for prospective students at all levels of interest to explore the optometry profession, SCCO's program, MBKU's campus, student life, and more. We look forward to connecting with you soon! 


SCCO's Optometry Open House

Saturday, April 1, 2023 | 8:30 am-2 pm | MBKU Main Campus or Virtual

Join us in person or virtually for our annual Optometry Open House to learn more about the profession and our program! We’ll provide an overview of the profession and highlight the various subspecialties within optometry, Student Ambassadors will share about their schedules and life as grad school students, and Admissions Officers will cover the admissions timeline and tips for being a competitive applicant. Guests will also have the opportunity to mingle with faculty, alumni, admissions officers, and Student Ambassadors during a self-guided campus tour with hands-on labs and more! You’re welcome to attend solo, with a pre-optometry club, or bring loved ones! Click here to RSVP.

Friday Main Campus Tours

One Friday per month through May 2023 | See RSVP for exact dates

Join us one Friday a month to tour the MBKU main campus. Check out the lecture halls, labs, Student Union, and more with a Student Ambassador, then wrap up your visit with Admissions officers providing an application process overview and Q&A. Loved ones are welcome to attend as well! We look forward to hosting you soon! Click here to RSVP.


Coming This Summer: Friday Main Campus + Clinic Tours.

Planning a summer vacation to Southern California? Stop by and say hi! From June 2-July 28, 2023 we'll be hosting main campus and clinic tours from 9-11am. Future details to come. Note: no tours on July 14th, join us for the Optometry Admissions Workshop instead! 


SCCO's Optometry Admissions Workshop 

Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 8:30 am-3 pm | MBKU Main Campus or Virtual

This event is specifically designed for those preparing to enter optometry school in the next 1-2 years. Get tips and timeline advice from admissions officers, take notes while faculty members share what they look for during the interview, observe demos and presentations taught by a faculty member and the Dean, and hear career options and engaging stories from an Alumni Panel. RSVP will be available soon!



Live Events with Admissions Officers, Current Students and Faculty Members

Specialty Spotlight Series

Join 4th year student, Maeve McDonnell and 6 different faculty members for our Specialty Spotlight Series. They'll take you inside the University Eye Center at Ketchum Health for an in-depth look at the six specialties listed below to share about typical patient demographics, demonstrate equipment and technology utilized, as well as provide an overview of what a “day in the life” of an Optometrist who practices in this specialty might look like. This is a great way to learn more about optometry’s scope of practice! Click here to register for upcoming sessions, or visit the SCCO Video page to view past event recordings.

February 22, 2023 | 6-7pm PT | Cornea Contact Lens

March 2, 2023 | 6-7pm PT | Comanaging with Opthalmology

March 9, 2023 | 6-7pm PT | Primary Care and Ocular Disease

March 14, 2023 | 6-7pm PT | Low Vision Rehabilitation

March 23, 2023 | 6-7pm PT | Pediatrics

March 30, 2023 | 6-7pm PT | Vision Therapy


Zoom Drop In Hours

Student Ambassadors | Tuesdays | 6-7 pm PT | Want to chat with a current student? No RSVP is required. Click here to drop in and chat during the scheduled time! Can't make this time? Click here to find Student Ambassador contact info, reach out to anyone you'd like, and set up a time to connect!

Admissions Officers | Wednesdays | 12-1 pm PT | Question for an admissions officer? No RSVP is required. Click here to drop in and chat during the scheduled time! Can't make this time? Send us your question at, and we'll reply, or send your availability for a phone/ Zoom call and set up a time to connect!



Visit our On-Demand Resources on the new SCCO Video page to view past event recordings, video interviews with faculty members, articles written by Student Ambassadors and more!