University Student Affairs - Oregon

Welcome Week-COMP-Northwest

Welcome Week | 2019

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest (COMP-Northwest)

JULY 29, 2019

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(COMP-Northwest and River Park)

Attire: Casual

Meals provided: BBQ dinner at River Park

July 30, 2019

8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
College Orientation

Attire: Casual

Meals provided: Lunch with your advisor

July 31, 2019

8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration, Student Processing and University Orientation

Attire: Business (for professional photos)

Meals provided: Lunch (grab-n-go)

AUGUST 1, 2019

8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Class Photo & White Coat Ceremony Rehearsal

Morning Attire: Business casual (similar to White Coat Ceremony attire)

Afternoon Attire: Casual/Business Casual

4:30 p.m. (Non-mandatory)
Family Welcome

Meals provided: none

AUGUST 2, 2019

8:30 a.m.
Board buses at COMP-Northwest – students must not park at church and must ride the bus.

10:00 a.m.
Convocation & White Coat Ceremony
(Lebanon First Assembly of God Church)

Attire: Business casual (bring, but do not wear, jackets)

Post-Ceremony (Non-Mandatory)

Meals provided: snacks and beverages

AUGUST 9, 2019

1:00 p.m.
OMM Structural Assessments – last name starts with A-M
(OMM Lab, COMP-Northwest)

2:00 p.m.
OMM Structural Assessments – last name starts with N-Z
(OMM Lab, COMP-Northwest)

Attire: Shorts, T-Shirts, Sports bras

Meals provided: none













Description of events

This is a social event where you can meet your fellow classmates (students only)

College Orientation:
Meet the administration, faculty, and staff, learn how to navigate the curriculum with the available resources, get the scoop from second years, engage with your new classmates during inter-active activities and more.

Student Processing:
Receive information from various campus departments and take your official ID photo.

University Orientation:
Enjoy a continental breakfast with Dr. Wilson and then hear from University Student Affairs, the Executive SGA board, and learn about student benefits and services.

University Convocation Ceremony:
The official opening to the academic year. You will be formally welcomed as a student by the President, Board of Trustees, University Administration, the Deans and faculty of all nine colleges, the Student Government Association, and staff.

College White Coat Ceremony:
This annual ceremony has become a valued tradition at WesternU and is a “rite of passage” for our new health professions students. You will be cloaked with your first white lab coat in the presence of faculty, administration and family members. 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.

Open House:
Invite your family to the COMP-Northwest campus for refreshments.


Event Locations


Western University of Health Sciences, COMP-Northwest
200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, OR  97355

Lebanon First Assembly of God Church
726 West Oak Street, Lebanon, OR  97355








Dr. Mirabelle Fernandes-Paul
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

I can help you with the Welcome Week Schedule and any event/orientation questions you have.

We look forward to meeting you! Please note all events are mandatory unless otherwise noted, and don’t hesitate to contact me in the event of an emergency. 

Dr, Fernandes Paul portrait.