Its that time of year! The new D1s are starting and we want to give them a warm welcome. Below you will find all of our awesome welcome week events hosted by different student organizations. We look forward to seeing you there!


Friday, July 7th

Welcome to LECOM Mixer at Caddy’s at the Pointe! Hosted by Student Government Association – 7:00 PM

Come enjoy a night out with your Big/Little and other LECOM Dental Students at the waterfront restaurant/tiki bar!

Address to Caddy’s: 801 Riverside Dr E, Bradenton, Fl 34208


Saturday, July 8th

Morgue Trip Hosted by FOG – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Want to get a jump on Gross Anatomy? Come to the morgue on Saturday, July 8 from 8-12 and experience a hands-on autopsy with LECOM’s Forensic Odontology Group. Investigate the cause of death with the top medical examiner in Tampa. Space is limited, so sign up before space fills! Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP HERE.

Open House! Sponsored by SRG

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The LECOM Student Research Group is hosting an Open House for all first year dental students. Bring your family and friends to tour the school and meet with students who conduct research at LECOM. 

Beach BBQ hosted by LDS and CDS – 11:00 AM

Join us for J Dawg’s famous Hot Dogs and special sauce at beautiful Anna Marie Island Beach on Saturday July 8th at 11am! Bring your self, spouse, kids, family, and friends to enjoy beach games, activities, and raffle prizes. This is a great chance to meet other students and their families! Please RSVP HERE. Be sure to RSVP by Wednesday, July 5 so we can be sure to have enough food!

Address to AMI Beach: 4100 Gulf Dr Holmes Beach, FL  34217 


Monday, July 10th

Start your day with Coffee and Snacks, sponsored by SGA – 7:00 AM

Mondays are ruff, have some coffee on us! SGA will be offering snacks and coffee to ALL D1’s before class in the café to help get you through the first day! Be sure to say “thank you” to our awesome café staff for brewing up your cup of happiness.

End the day at the Naughty Monk Social hosted by ASDA – 7:00 PM

Welcome Class of 2021!!! This is your first opportunity to meet the ASDA Members here at LECOM and get to know some of your classmates, along with the upperclassmen so please join US!! Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP HERE.

Address to the Naught Monk  –  2507 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211


Tuesday, July 11th

Are you smarter than a dental student? Find out at Trivia Night at Ed’s hosted by AGD and AAWD – 7:00 PM

FL Academy of General Dentistry and American Association of Women Dentists would like to welcome everyone to come join us at Ed’s Tavern for Trivia Night tailored specifically for LECOM students! Trivia start time is 7pm. Please be sure to get there early because they will not allow new players once the trivia starts.  Hope to see you all there! Please RSVP HERE.

Address to Ed’s Tavern: – 10719 Rodeo Dr, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202


Wednesday, July 12th

Dont know what Bubble Tea is? Come find out with AASDO and HSDA – 5:30 PM

Come de-stress with the Asian American Student Dental Organization and the Hispanic Student Dental Association for an evening of bubble tea and games! Win prizes in BINGO, or enjoy some Cuban pastries with an intense round of dominoes. The event will be located at Creekside Clubhouse and begins at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP HERE.

Address to Creekside Apartments- 11270 Ranch Creek Terrace, Bradenton, FL 34211


Thursday, July 13th

Are you ready for some Football?? DAPhi IS READY! – 6:00 PM

Join us for an evening of food and fun at the annual Delta Alpha Phi flag football tournament and cookout benefiting Shelterbox USAFootball teams will be made up of 5 friends of your own choosing. There is a $10 donation per player to enter the tournament. The cookout will have food for the players and friends that come to watch the game. The tournament begins at 6PM at the fields behind Lakewood Ranch High School.
*Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place teams*
For any questions, please contact Nicole Griffith.

Address to Fields – 5350 Lakewood Ranch High School Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240


Friday, July 14th

LECOM’s Got Talent, hosted by SGA – 6:00 PM

Join us for LECOM’s annual talent show! See works of art and feats of talent performed by your fellow dental students. We would love for you to perform or enter artwork—there will be great cash prizes. Sign up to enter or attend using the following survey. The show starts at 6PM at Woodland Church. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP HERE.

Address to Woodland Church – 9607 E State Rd 70, Bradenton, FL 34202


Saturday, July 15th

Dead from the week? Relax at the pool with Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity! – 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Complete your welcome week by relaxing by the pool and playing a little sand volleyball! Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity is having a get together at Creekside pool. Come join us and enter the raffle for some fun prizes!



Monday, July 17th and Tuesday, July 18th

Kit Distribution – It’s like really expensive Christmas in July!

SGA worked hard to pair the D1s with D2s. Connect with your “big/little” to get your boxes organized! The “Bigs” will have great tips on what how to organize everything. Group A will get their kit on Monday and Group B will get theirs on Tuesday.