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Presidential Inauguration and Convocation Location: 



Presidential Inauguration and 
Convocation Ceremony

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Pomona Fairplex | Expo #4 
1101 W. McKinley Ave. 
Pomona, CA  91768
Directions to Pomona Fairplex (Gate 17)

 

 

 

Information for Faculty:


WesternU Faculty Members

Requested Arrival Time: 11:00 a.m. Brunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
The Fairplex is VERY large so please allow ample time to park and catch the tram/walk to Expo #6.

 Change for 2017!
 Parking for All Faculty:
Enter at Gate #17. You will surrender your ORANGE* parking pass at the entrance of Gate #17 and be directed by Fairplex parking staff to the appropriate parking area. Expo #6 is within walking distance; however, trams will be available from the faculty parking lot if needed.  
*Return any unused parking passes to Karen Hutton-Lopez in the Student Services Center as soon as possible. WesternU is credited for all returned passes.

Faculty Robing Room and Brunch: South-end of Fairplex-Expo #6. Brunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Regalia: All faculty members participating in the processional are required to wear academic regalia (cap, gown & hood). You may purchase regalia through the WesternU Bookstore. Please bring your regalia pressed/steamed and ready to wear.

Following Convocation:
The academic recessional will end in Expo #6, please gather your personal belongings and report to the designated White Coat Ceremony staging area for your college. If your White Coat ceremony is not on Fairplex grounds then a tram will be available to return you to your car.

College White Coat Ceremony Locations & Staging Areas:

Fairplex

Osteopathic Medicine
Ceremony: Expo #4
Staging Area: Expo #6

Graduate Nursing
Ceremony: Avalon Ballroom
Staging Area: Avalon Ballroom

Pharmacy
Ceremony: Expo #8
Staging Area: Conference Center-Leona

Dental Medicine
Ceremony: Conference Center-Sonoma
Staging Area: Conference Center-Napa

WesternU Campus

Podiatric Medicine
WesternU, HEC 2001
Staging Area: Classroom B

Biomedical Sciences
WesternU, HEC 2002
Staging Area: Classroom A

Off-Site

Allied Health Professions
Purpose Church | 586 N. Main St.
Pomona, CA

Veterinary Medicine
Bridges Hall of Music | 150 E. 4th Street
Claremont, CA

Optometry
DoubleTree | 555 W. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA

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Information for Staff:


Convocation Ceremony Assistants

Arrival Time: 10:30 a.m.*  Brunch will be served starting at 10:00 a.m.
Pomona Fairplex is VERY large, please allow ample time for parking and walking to Expo #6.
*Some teams may be required to arrive earlier, work with your team lead directly. 

Convocation Starts: 1:00 p.m. (Doors close promptly at 12:50 p.m.)

Estimated End Time: 5:00 p.m.
Please plan on working until the Convocation Ceremony has concluded and some will be requested by team leads to work through the White Coat Ceremonies.

Parking Information:
Before 10:30 a.m. enter at Gate #1 and park in the section closest to the Avalon (west of the Toyota sign/disabled parking). You will surrender your BLUE* parking pass to the security guard and be directed by Fairplex parking staff to the appropriate area. Gate #1 will close promptly at 10:30 a.m. If you arrive after 10:30 a.m. you will be directed to Gate #17.

After 10:30 a.m. use Gate #17.  Gate #1 will close promptly at 10:30 a.m. You will surrender your ORANGE* parking pass to the security guard and be directed by Fairplex parking staff to the appropriate area.

*Return any unused parking passes to Karen Hutton-Lopez in the Student Services Center as soon as possible. WesternU is credited for all returned passes.

Check-In/Staff Room: South-end of Fairplex-Expo #6 (faculty entrance). 

Attire: Staff working on behalf of a college are asked to wear a WesternU polo in one of the approved colors (burgundy, black or white). If you don’t have a WesternU polo please wear a white collared shirt. University Student Affairs staff are asked to wear their BURGUNDY shirt and name badge. You may wear black, white or khaki slacks/capris, and comfortable shoes (clean tennis shoes are acceptable). No jeans. If you have been assigned to an outdoor team you may want to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Emergency Procedures:
Report any emergencies to your team lead immediately. Your team lead will contact Fairplex staff appropriately.

Following Convocation: Faculty and guests need to be directed to their respective White Coat Ceremony.

College White Coat Ceremony Locations & Faculty Staging Areas:

Fairplex

Osteopathic Medicine
Ceremony: Expo #4
Staging Area: Expo #6

Graduate Nursing
Ceremony: Avalon Ballroom
Staging Area: Avalon Ballroom

Pharmacy
Ceremony: Expo #8
Staging Area: Conference Center-Leona

Dental Medicine
Ceremony: Conference Center-Sonoma
Staging Area: Conference Center-Napa

WesternU Campus

Podiatric Medicine
Ceremony: WesternU, HEC 2001
Staging Area: Classroom B

Biomedical Sciences
Ceremony: WesternU, HEC 2002
Staging Area: Classroom A

Off-Site

Allied Health Professions
Purpose Church | 586 N. Main St.
Pomona, CA

Veterinary Medicine
Bridges Hall of Music | 150 E. 4th Street
Claremont, CA

Optometry
DoubleTree | 555 W. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA