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Welcome Week Event Information – Oregon

Welcome Week 2013 (New Student Orientation) is a wonderful opportunity for incoming students to learn about the University and to meet their new classmates. There are many exciting events that are held during Orientation week. Attendance is mandatory unless noted. For questions regarding any of these events, please contact the COMP-Northwest Student Affairs at (541) 259-0209.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Convo-Cookout Student Social Event
(Attendance is Mandatory)

The Convo-Cookout is a social event for COMP-Northwest STUDENTS ONLY. This will be your first opportunity to meet and mingle with your fellow classmates. You will be greeted and addressed by Interim Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Paula M. Crone, DO and have an opportunity to meet and socialize with the faculty and staff of COMP-Northwest.

Attire: Casual, weather appropriate dress
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: River Park – 1235 E. Grant, Lebanon, OR 97355
Directions from WesternU to River Park


Friday, August 2, 2013
President’s Ice Cream SocialStudent enjoying his ice cream
(Attendance is Mandatory) 

Continuing the tradition started by WesternU President, Dr. Philip Pumerantz, COMP-Northwest will host its third annual President’s Ice Cream Social, which will be hosted by Dr. Pumerantz. During this Ice Cream Social, you will have the opportunity to meet the President, enjoy a bowl of ice cream and socialize with your classmates and COMP-Northwest and COMP-Pomona faculty and staff.

Attire: Professional
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: COMP-Northwest Second Floor Bookstore Gallery


Saturday, August 3, 2013
Convocation and White Coat Ceremony
(Attendance is Mandatory)

The Convocation ceremony marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU, where you will be formally welcomed as a WesternU student by the President, Board of Trustees and University Administration.

The White Coat Ceremony is part of the initiation, a “rite of passage,” for new health professions students; it is a time when you will be “cloaked” with your first white lab coat. This ritual, held in the presence of faculty, administration and family members, will make you aware of your responsibilities as healers from the very first day of training. The ceremony encourages you to accept the obligations inherent in your scope of practice: to be excellent in science; to be compassionate; and to lead a life of uprightness and honor. This annual ceremony marks what has become a valued tradition here at Western University of Health Sciences. 

What You Should Know:Students posing in their new white coats

Attire is professional - Dress slacks, shirt and tie for men; dress slacks, dress, skirt and blouse for women
Ordering your White Coat – WesternU white coats are ordered through your Self-Service (Banweb) account, and will be distributed during student processing.
White Coats REQUIRED – Remember to BRING, but not wear, your ironed and unbuttoned white coat
Gold Foundation Pin – This pin should be placed on the left lapel of your white coat
Name Badge – Wear your name badge on your right chest below the lapel of your white coat
Please be on time – Please plan to arrive at COMP-Northwest at 11:00 a.m.
Tickets are not required – Please e-mail Student Affairs at StudentAffairsOR@westernu.edu if you expect more than five guests

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: First Assembly of God Church  
726 W. Oak Street
Lebanon, OR  97355 

Directions: From First Assembly of God Church to Campus

Reception and Open House immediately following ceremony:

COMP-Northwest Campus
200 Mullins Drive
Lebanon, Oregon 97355