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New Student Orientation

MBKU students from all three programs wearing their white caots

Welcome to MBKU

We're excited to have you join our MBKU community! Fall Orientation is a mandatory University-wide event that takes place on August 12-16, 2019.

Orientation programs are planned to welcome and facilitate the integration of new students into each of the colleges of the University. Incoming first-year students from the Southern California College of Optometry, College of Pharmacy and School of PA Studies, are provided with opportunities to interact socially with peers, meet faculty, administrators and staff members, learn about University services available on campus and develop a sense of belonging to the University community and individual college communities.

Throughout the summer, you will receive a number of communications to assist you in your preparation to arrive at MBKU. You will be directed to access the MBKU Portal for more detailed information so please log in frequently as information is uploaded on an ongoing basis.

Please note orientation is mandatory. Check the Portal for the dates for the individual programs.

Portal items include:

  • Financial Aid Information
  • Housing Information
  • Health and Immunization Requirements
  • Online Bookstore
  • FAQs
  • Upcoming Events
  • Program Orientation dates

Visit the MBKU Portal

University Events

Keep informed of important upcoming dates. We look forward to getting to know you as the academic year begins.


Fall Quarter Begins

Monday, August 19 is the first day of classes for the Fall Quarter. Please check the MBKU portal for your schedules.

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Welcome Back BBQ

Friday, August 23 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. All students are invited. See you at the Patricia Hopping Commons!


Other orientation/fall quarter activities include bowling with your Peer Advisor, MBKU Student Organization/Club Info Night, Navigating Your Way Through Professional School seminar series and Stress Recess events. We hope to see you there!