Welcome to American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine! The next few months of medical school are going to be an enriching, rewarding, and truly unique experience. As an AUC student, you are now part of a tight-knit community that is supportive, inclusive, and motivated to find success in medical school and beyond.

AUC has organized several Welcome Week activities to acquaint you to the university and “the friendly island” of Sint Maarten. Your Orientation Advisors, who are upperclassmen at AUC, will take you on a tour of the campus and surrounding neighborhood and will show you where to shop for everything you need in order to have a successful semester.

Airport Shuttle: We will be providing complimentary shuttle service to the AUC campus, August 28- 29th, 2019. After landing at St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport, look for a member of our AUC welcome team in the baggage claim area. They will escort you to the AUC shuttle service.

Important Dates:

  • On-Campus housing check-in: August 28 - 29, 2019
  • Registration: Sunday, September 1, 2019
  • Orientation: Monday, September 2, 2019
  • White Coat Ceremony: Monday, September 2, 2019

    Please use this guide to help prepare for your travels and enjoy the beauty of Sint Maarten once you land. AUC’s teams are here to answer any questions you may have, please refer to the departmental directory on page 33 of the welcome guide or reach out to AUC’s Office of Student Affairs.


    Dr. Scott Rinker, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

    studentaffairs@aucmed.edu | 721-545-2298 ext. 404-127-1




    Use the following schedule and guide to prepare for your first semester at AUC. All events are mandatory for new students except for those that have been indicated as optional.



    AUC School of Medicine has partnered with Ambassador Education Solutions to provide you with the most effective methods for purchasing and timely delivery of your medical student apparel, equipment, and school supplies to campus. This new partnership is part of our commitment to providing excellent student services to enable you to succeed.

    AUC students can visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.aucmed.edu. This user-friendly resource will enable you to view your own list of registered courses and select materials required for purchase. You will receive email confirmations at the point of purchase, once your order has shipped, and upon delivery. Should you need to return any of your materials, the online bookstore offers a convenient web-based return service.

    Questions about accessing or ordering from the AUC online bookstore should be submitted via https://bookstore.aucmed.edu/help/contactus.cfm or by contacting the Office of the Registrar.

    Office of the Registrar

    Rodney C. Bowen Jr., University Registrar,

    rbowen@aucmed.edu, | 305-569-8859




    The White Coat Ceremony is a time-honored event that marks the official entrance of matriculating AUC students into medical school and the medical profession. In the presence of family and friends, students receive their first white coat—a symbol of bestowed trust to carry on the tradition of doctoring.

    Event Details

    Monday, September 2, 2019 at 5:30PM AST
    Main Auditorium (Building 2)
    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
    1 University Drive at Jordan Road
    Cupecoy, Sint Maarten

    Directly following the ceremony, students and their guests are invited to attend a reception. Shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the university.

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