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Welcome Week Event Information – Oregon

Welcome Week 2014 (New Student Orientation) is a wonderful opportunity for incoming students to learn about the University, COMP-Northwest, and to meet their new faculty, classmates and colleagues. There are exciting events during Orientation week designed to help you get a solid start as a COMP student and introduce you to life in Lebanon. Attendance is mandatory unless noted. For questions regarding any of these events, please contact COMP-Northwest Student Affairs at (541) 259-0209.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Convo-Cookout Student Social Event

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, faculty, staff and administration. You will be welcomed by Dean Paula M. Crone, DO and have an opportunity to participate in fun games and activities.

Attire: Casual, weather appropriate dress
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: COMP-Northwest Campus


Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Parent Welcome Event 

The Parent Welcome Event is hosted by Dean Paula Crone, DO at Mallard Creek Golf Course. This is an opportunity for your parents to meet the Dean and learn a little bit more about what you’ll be up to as you transition into medical school. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please have your parent(s) RSVP to StudentAffairsOR@westernu.edu.

Attire: Professional, weather appropriate dress
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mallard Creek Golf Course
31958 Bellinger Scale Road
Lebanon, Oregon 97355
Directions: From COMP-Northwest to Mallard Creek


Friday, August 1, 2014 | President’s Ice Cream SocialStudent enjoying his ice cream
(Spouses & Significant Others Welcome!) 

Continuing the tradition started by WesternU President, Dr. Philip Pumerantz in 1977, COMP-Northwest will celebrate the fourth 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, COMP-Northwest and COMP-Pomona faculty and staff. You are welcome to bring your spouse or significant other with you to this event!

Attire: Professional
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: COMP-Northwest Campus


Saturday, August 2, 2014 | Convocation and White Coat Ceremony

The Convocation ceremony marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU. 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. 

Time and Location:

Ceremony begins at 1:00 p.m.
First Assembly of God Church | 726 W. Oak Street  | Lebanon, OR  97355

What You Should Know:

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
Early Arrival for Students – Please plan to arrive on the COMP-Northwest campus at 11:00 a.m. We will bus you to the ceremony location.
Tickets are not required – Please e-mail Student Affairs at StudentAffairsOR@westernu.edu if you expect more than five guests

Reception and Open House immediately following ceremony on COMP-Northwest campus:

Directions: From First Assembly of God Church to Campus
COMP-Northwest Campus
200 Mullins Drive
Lebanon, Oregon 97355