Class of 2026 Information
Welcome to the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2026! Below you'll find steps to make your transition to veterinary school as smooth as possible.
Step One - Incoming Student Checklist
Print an incoming student checklist to guide you through the process.
Step Two - Complete the Survey
This survey make take longer than 15 minutes to complete, but the information requested is vital to your transition into the program.
Step Three - Complete the House Sorting Quiz
All veterinary students are sorted into one of four “houses” based on your answers to this quiz. In addition to first year veterinary students, faculty, interns, residents, graduate students and staff join houses as well. This allows students to connect with other members of the CVM family early in their education. A House Sorting Party will be held during Orientation to reveal which House you’ve been sorted into!
Step Four - Review the CVM Student Information
You will receive an application via email in November for CVM specific scholarships/awards. These awards are based on proficiency, academic achievement, need, financial status, area of interest, etc. Award recipients will receive an email notification mid-spring if selected.
- Why is it important?
The "Buddy System" program matches incoming first year students with upperclassmen of similar interests and backgrounds to provide insight into successful study habits and give extra support to first year students as they transition into the program. Most everyone uses the Buddy System, so take advantage of this program and complete the survey.
- Textbooks and Requirements
Download a book, instrument, and supply list for veterinary school. Please note a laptop with webcam capabilities is required and all computer software must be compatible with ExamSoft.
- Class Schedules and Enrollment
Your class schedule is available for you to view. Check this link frequently as there could be schedule changes before classes begin. CVM Student Services will handle your course enrollment provided you do not have a hold on your OSU account. Enrollment is anticipated to be complete by July 15, 2022. After this date, please follow these Banner procedures to verify your enrollment.
Inoculations are required for veterinary school. You may schedule the rabies shot series with University Health Services (UHS), your local doctor, a pharmacy, or most health departments. Final verification of rabies vaccinations (initial shots, titers, boosters, etc) must be submitted to the Student Services office by October 15.
- CVM Library
The William E. Brock Memorial Library, also referred to as the Veterinary Medicine Library, is a subject-focused branch of the OSU Library. Located at 102 McElroy Hall, this library primarily serves the College of Veterinary Medicine faculty, researchers, clinicians, staff, students, and alumni. The Brock Memorial Library also provides services for all OSU affiliates and public clinicians or practitioners.
- Student Housing
Please check the Class of 2026 Facebook page for housing opportunities.
- Digital Media Guidelines
As a student and member of the OSU-CVM family, we ask that you be mindful of the content you post on social media. Review the Digital Media Guidelines and use them as a reference when posting online.
- Academic Calendar
The OSU-CVM follows the same schedule as the OSU Academic Calendar. A calendar showing college specific events will be distributed at Orientation.
Step Five - Review the OSU Main Campus Services
- Student Accommodations
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) offers academic support services to students. Students are required to contact SAS by July 15 before they can receive services at Oklahoma State University.
- Parking Services
You may purchase a parking permit after August 1 through Parking Services. Vet students typically purchase a silver commuter permit to park in Lot 78. View the campus parking map.
- OSU ID Card
To obtain your OSU student ID card, visit room 421 of the Classroom building no earlier than 14 days before the first day of class.
- O-Key Account
Students with questions about their OKState email account should visit the Cowboy Mail information page or call the OSU IT Helpdesk at 405-744-HELP. It is imperative that you check your okstate email regularly as this will be our primary form of communication with students.
- Financial Aid
Students needing financial assistance must complete the FAFSA immediately. Once complete, you may contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid at email@example.com or 405-744-6604.
- Tuition and Fees
Final 2022-2023 tuition and fee rates will be finalized and posted to the OSU Bursar page by early July. You will receive an email detailing tuition and course specific fees at a later date.
- Health Insurance
For those seeking health insurance, OSU offers student health insurance plans through United Health Care. You can also contact the AVMA Representative, John Howell, for affordable health care insurance options at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-372-3000.
OSU requires all new students to provide their health and immunization records. You may upload your immunization records to the OSU patient portal in mid July. Please do not submit your immunization records (other than rabies) to the OSU-CVM Student Services Office.
- Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)
The EBB is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical health care services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. The EBB will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. This discount will be beneficial for many students living off-campus so visit this website to determine if you are eligible for the program.
Step Six - Mark your calendars!
Mark your calendars for the Class of 2026 Orientation and the Induction Ceremony! Orientation will be held August 15-19. Several important things happen during orientation so participation is mandatory.
The Induction Ceremony will be held at The McKnight Center on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 10 a.m.