New Student Orientation-Doctor of Chiropractic
Tri One Extended Orientation
Congratulations on your decision to become a student at Parker University! We believe you have made the right decision, and we hope you are excited about the wonderful learning experiences and challenges that await you.
Things to know about your New Student Orientation:
  1. Complete the online RSVP and DC Orientation Packet. The packet is required before registration in Trimester One courses and should be completed by August 9th (MyParker login and password are required). Fall 2019 Orientation will occur on August 29th and 30th.
  2. For Doctor of Chiropractic students it is a two-day mandatory Orientation.
    • Parking for both days of Orientation is available in any unnumbered parking spot on campus. 
    • Thursday: Registration opens at 8:00 am. The program starts at 9:00 am, breakfast is provided prior to the start of the program. Students will register at the Student Activity Center Lobby.
    • Friday: Check-in starts at 8:30 am and the program starts at 9:00 am with a light breakfast provided prior to the start time. Students will check in at their first Trimester classroom (TBD).
  3. There is a free social event available after activities end on Thursday. This free social event is optional but highly encouraged as many of our students create bonds with each other at this event.

You are about to begin your career in chiropractic at the best college in the country, and we look forward to helping you achieve great success. Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Student Affairs at 214.902.2422 or

Parker Prep-Workshop Information

Parker Prep Workshops for Fall 2019:

Mandatory for DC Tri 1 students:

Friday, 9/6, Stress Management and Using Temperament for Success, w/Dr. Elbel, 3-5

Optional but highly encouraged: 

Thurs, 9/5, Study Skills and Time Management, 12:00-12:50

Thurs, 9/12, Test Taking Skills w/Connor Edwards, 12:00-12:50

Tues, 9/17, Sleep Smarter—Be Smarter, w/Dr. Elbel, 12-12:50

Thurs, 10/10, Overcome Test Anxiety, w/Dr. Elbel 12:00-12:50

Future Dates

Winter: January 3 and 4
Summer: May 2 and 3
Fall: August 29 and 30
DC Orientation RSVP & Packet
    Orientation Packet - DC  
Fill out your Orientation RSVP and Student Information Packet
Orientation Schedule

This is a tentative schedule only. Please note that specific presentation times and presentors are subject to change.

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Fall 2019 Honor Code Ceremony

Honor Code Convocation is a concluding event to orientation for Parker Tri 1 chiropractic students. This special ceremony marks the transition from an undergraduate program to the privileges and responsibilities of doctorate level study. Students and their families will be welcomed into the Parker family with a brief history of the University, Dr. Parker’s vision for chiropractic, as well as hear from a guest speaker about the importance of integrity within the chiropractic profession. Students will then recite the chiropractic oath, take an honor code, and are publicly introduced as they walk across the Parker stage. Family and friends of the student are highly encouraged to attend this event, as well as mingle with other faculty, staff, and students at Parker University before and after the ceremony.



Honor Code Ceremony

Date: September 19
Social: 5:00 pm, Donovan Lounge
Ceremony: 5:30 pm, Standard Process Activity Center



Dress Code: Professional Attire ( Recommendations:: Suite with tie, dresses or skirts of appropriate length, tops without plunging necklines. This is educational achievement being celebrated with your future professors, peers, and family. Some bending may occur when signing your pledge and code.)