NEW STUDENT INFORMATION
On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome to the Touro University California (TUC) Public Health Program! You are about to embark on a challenging and innovative program. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your admission to the Program and to provide you with the following important information to assist you in preparing to start your graduate and professional public health education.
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(All orientation dates and times are tentative and subject to change.)
New Dual Degree Students (DO/MPH, PharmD/MPH)
Mandatory Public Health Summer Orientation:
Sun, 6/2/2019: 11:15 am to 5:00 PM, Farragut Inn Ballroom
Mon, 6/3/2019: 8:30 am to 1:30 PM, Farragut Inn Ballroom
First Day of Classes:
MPH & MSPAS/MPH
Mandatory University-wide Orientation:
Sun, 8/4/2019 and Mon, 8/5/2019
Mandatory Public Health Orientation:
Mon, 8/5/2019 or Tues, 8/6/2019
First Day of Classes:
New student information for entering TUN/TUC Dual Students
Orientation for TUN students will be held in Nevada on 6/2/2019 and 6/3/2019 unless otherwise noted.
A TUC Public Health Program faculty member will be in Nevada to facilitate orientation.
As Public Health courses often involve class-based group work, we want you to be in a class with your peers. TUN COM Dual Degree students will attend class together on the TUN campus and join their professors and classmates at TUC via Zoom.
We will let you know which classroom on the TUN campus will be your classroom for orientation and the summer term.
For information about housing and life in southern Nevada, please see the TUN website.
For other questions, please contact Dual Degree Chair Dr. Elena O. Lingas.
Student Services & Housing
The Touro University California Office of Student Affairs assists with a wide range of services and support.
Housing resources and information can be found at the Student Affairs web page for
Off-Campus Housing Information.
We are located in Northern California, halfway between San Francisco and the Napa Valley wine country. Specifically, TUC is located on historic Mare Island in Vallejo, which opened in 1851 as the first naval base on the West Coast of the USA. There are ferries that can take you from the Island to San Francisco, and getting to Napa is easy via car. There is plenty to do for outdoor enthusiasts and those who love culture.
Public Health Program faculty are actively involved in community-based work supporting Vallejo, and in both domestic and international research. Student participation in these activities greatly enhances the student experience, and provides opportunities for hands-on experience with community work and/or research. Many students end up presenting their collaborative work with faculty at professional conferences.
Feel free to contact faculty directly and speak with them about their research interests—they may have projects you can work on!
We also have several Centers within the Public Health Program that conduct research and interventions locally and globally:
Center for Community Based Research
Center for Global Health Research
Work Study and Volunteer Opportunities
The TUCA Parents Club provides support and activities for student parents across all colleges on the campus. Join the TUCA Parents Club.
The campus also provides a lactation rooms for use by breast-feeding mothers; please contact the Program directly for information on accessing the lactation room.
Touro University California is committed to helping active duty members of the military and veterans of military service attain their educational goals. Our mission is to effectively provide support services to veterans in obtaining educational benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill, in addition supporting students who are currently enlisted in the Armed Forces with processing reimbursement and other forms. Find more information here: http://studentservices.tu.edu/registrar/veterans.html
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