LSUHSC Pre-Orientation

Hello Class of 2021,

Please use the following link to sign up for a date and time to attend Pre-Orientation! On your Pre-Orientation Day, you will drop off your E-packets to the Admissions Office and Student Health. You will receive your ID from the Registrar’s Office, your PayPaw account from the bookstore, and your barcode from the library. This event is NOT required, but it is advised as it will take a few tasks off your plate during Orientation – Monday, July 31st through Wednesday, August 2nd!

Pre-Orientation Days will be every Monday and Wednesday from June 5th to July 26th at 2:00pm. Pre-Orientation will also be held THURSDAY, July 27th, and FRIDAY, July 28th at a TBA time. You may sign up for only one day, and each day we can accommodate a maximum of eight students (except Thursday and Friday to accommodate out-of-towners). Please try your best to sign up for your time slot at least 24 hours in advance. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time slot on the first floor of the Library, Administration, and Resource Center Building (RCB) at 433 Bolivar Street so that the L2 volunteers can direct you to each office. If the student parking lot gates are closed, you will have to put a few quarters into the street-parking meters. We apologize for this inconvenience, but once you get your parking pass you’ll never have to do this again! The entire process should take no longer than 45 minutes. Also, please make sure to turn in your E-packets within their respective deadlines, even if your pre-orientation date is after this deadline (June 30th)!

The following are links to three documents: 1) Library Registration Form, 2) Pay Paw Agreement, and 3) Parking Registration. Print, fill out, and bring a copy of these forms with you. You do not have to deposit money into your PayPaw account now, but if you choose to do so, the minimum is $20. Also, do not forget to bring your driver’s license to obtain your school ID.

For parking registration, it is advised that you register online using the link below. Once having clicked the link, please read the announcement listed under the “NEW LSU Health New Orleans Students” tab for specific instructions regarding which permit to purchase. After reading the announcement, click “Purchase Permits” and login with your LSU login to complete the parking registration.
***If you successfully register for parking online, you DO NOT need to print out and complete the attached parking registration forms.

Please email Richard ( with any additional questions you may have.



Richard Guidry
Pre-Orientation Coordinator
LSUHSC School of Medicine Class of 2020; 504-428-8532


The Building you go to is number 7. It is the Library, Administration, and Resources building (433 Bolivar St.). If the gates are open park in the parking lot number 32. If it isn’t open pay to park on the street!


Click for here a printable image of the map

E-Packets and Welcome letter!


Class of 2021,

First, congratulations on your acceptance to medical school! With your acceptance into LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, you have overcome the first, and arguably most difficult, of the many challenges you will face in medical school. Each of you should be extremely proud of this achievement, so take a moment and give yourselves a pat on the back!

Many of you have already requested access to the Facebook group, and if you haven’t, go do that now! The link to the group is in an earlier post, but I will re-link it for your convenience:  LSUHSC School of Medicine Class of 2021.

This website and the class Facebook group are set up to be your two primary sources of information to provide a smooth matriculation into LSUSOM-NO. For some, August will mark not only the start of a new school year, but also a transition to a brand new city, and that can be pretty scary. Therefore, over the next few months leading up to your orientation, both this webpage and the Facebook group will be updated with useful pieces of information such as guides to housing and social life in “The Big Easy”. Please make sure you are checking both periodically so you don’t miss out!

Below are your first few pieces of important information. Please read through the attached “E-Packets” carefully. They act as a checklist of some important housekeeping things that you need to take care of prior to orientation to ensure a smooth matriculation into LSUSOM-NO.


E-Packet A: PDF  DOC— DUE June 30, 2017

E-Packet B: PDF    DOC — DUE June 30, 2017


I have also attached a welcome letter from Dr. McClugage. Take a look at it as it also contains some pretty useful information!

Dr. McClugage Class of 2021 Welcome Letter


On behalf of the entire LSU School of Medicine, welcome! We are thrilled that you’ll be joining us, and look forward to meeting each and every one of you. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the summer.


Congratulations again,

Trent Davidge
Class of 2020 – VP of Technology and Education
2017 Orientation Committee Webmaster

2017-2018 LSUHSC School of Medicine New Orleans Academic Calendar

Class of 2021 – Take a look at the upcoming academic year’s calendar & take note of some of the important dates! The calendar can be accessed here!

Some of the most important dates to remember right now are:

Monday July 31 – Friday August 4 : Orientation

Monday August 7th : First day of class!


LSUHSC Class of 2021 Facebook Page!

Many of you have already joined the class Facebook page, but if you haven’t yet, here’s the link: LSUHSC School of Medicine Class of 2021!

It is a great means of communication between the class for school-related (and some not-so-school-related) information. However, please use discretion when you post. This is a professional school and the page serves as an extension of the school, so be responsible with what you post.

Welcome LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans Class of 2021!

Welcome LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans Class of 2021! This website will be updated soon with important information and forms about orientation, housing, and starting medical school!



Meredith Shaw