Welcome Week

 

 

Welcome
incoming 2021 Students!

 

Greetings

The Office of University Student Affairs would like to congratulate you once again on your acceptance to WesternU. We look forward to supporting you as you work towards your educational goals.

Save the date! Welcome Week (New Student Orientation) for our newest students will take place between August 2-6, 2021. The start date varies by program so check below to see when you need to be available. All Welcome Week activities are mandatory unless otherwise noted. While WesternU would be honored to host you and your family at the traditional University Convocation ceremony, we must regrettably cancel the event for 2021 due to restrictions on large gatherings.  White Coat ceremonies will vary by college. 

We will post more information as it becomes available and be sure to watch for important messages from your college. In the meantime check out what the University has to offer before you arrive! Both WesternU campuses are teeming with opportunities for volunteering, joining on-campus clubs, running for student government and so much more. Learn how you can get involved: Pomona | Lebanon.

If you have any questions regarding Welcome Week, feel free to contact us.

Again, welcome to WesternU!

Beverly A. Sanks Guidry, EdD
Vice President for Enrollment Management and University Student Affairs

Pomona, California: studentaffairs@westernu.edu | (909) 469-5340
Lebanon, Oregon: studentaffairsor@westernu.edu | (541) 259-0200

 

 

University Orientation

Monday, August 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer.  University Orientation will be virtual, so plan to tune in from the safety of your home.  

University Orientation will be delivered in two parts:
1) Self paced modules
2) 8/2/21 event hosted by University Student Affairs (USA)

Start the self-paced modules

 

What is Welcome Week?

This time is designed to introduce you to key individuals in your college/academic program, familiarize you with your learning environment and student support services, and dialogue about your academic and professional success. Therefore, it is mandatory that you attend.

When does my Welcome Week start?

DO – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Your Welcome Week is August 2-6, 2021. Please see COMP Connect for an updated schedule on or about July 15th. 

University Orientation – Monday, August 2, 2021 
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. University Orientation will be virtual, so plan to tune in from the safety of your home.  Watch for an e-mail from University Student Affairs with more information.

White Coat Ceremony – Friday, August 6, 2021
The White Coat Ceremony for COMP will be offered virtually on August 6, 2021. The College will communicate additional information with you as plans develop. 

DO – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Your Welcome Week is August 2-6, 2021. Please see COMP Connect for an updated schedule on or about July 15th. 

University Orientation – Monday, August 2, 2021 
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. University Orientation will be virtual, so plan to tune in from the safety of your home.  Watch for an e-mail from University Student Affairs with more information.

White Coat Ceremony – Friday, August 6, 2021
The White Coat Ceremony for COMP will be offered virtually on August 6, 2021. The College will communicate additional information with you as plans develop. 

MSHS – Master of Science in Health Sciences
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 2, 2021 – Saturday, August 7, 2021.

MSMS – Master of Science in Medical Sciences
Your Welcome Week is Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – Friday, June 4, 2021.

MSPA – Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 2, 2021 – Friday, August 6, 2021.

DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Your Welcome Week is Tuesday, August 3, 2021 – Friday, August 6, 2021.

DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy – Oregon
Your Welcome Week is Monday, June 28, 2021 – Thursday, July 1, 2021.

University Orientation – Monday, August 2, 2021 
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. University Orientation will be virtual, so plan to tune in from the safety of your home.  Watch for an e-mail from University Student Affairs with more information.

White Coat Ceremony – Friday, August 6, 2021 
The White Coat Ceremony for CHS is scheduled for Friday, August 6, 2021, and the College will communicate the time and location.

PharmD – Doctor of Pharmacy
Your Welcome Week is TBA

University Orientation – Monday, August 2, 2021 
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. University Orientation will be virtual, so plan to tune in from the safety of your home.  Watch for an e-mail from University Student Affairs with more information.

White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 7, 2021
The White Coat Ceremony for COP is scheduled for Saturday, August 7, 2021, and the College will communicate the time and location.

Nursing – ENP, FNP, MSN/FNP, MSN & MSN/PMHNP
Your Welcome Week is Wednesday, August 4, 2021 – Friday, August 6, 2021.

Nursing – MSN-E
Your Welcome Week is Wednesday, August 4, 2021 – Saturday, August 7, 2021.

Nursing – DNP & PMHNP 
Your Welcome Week is Wednesday, August 4, 2021 – Friday, August 6, 2021 and Sunday, August 8 -Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

University Orientation – Monday, August 2, 2021 
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. University Orientation will be virtual, so plan to tune in from the safety of your home.  Watch for an e-mail from University Student Affairs with more information.

White Coat Ceremony 
The White Coat Ceremony for CGN is scheduled for Saturday, August 7, 2021, and the College will communicate the time and location. This ceremony is only required for MSN-E students. 

DVM – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Your Welcome Week is August 2-6, 2021.

University Orientation – Monday, August 2, 2021 
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. University Orientation will be virtual, so plan to tune in from the safety of your home.  Watch for an e-mail from University Student Affairs with more information.

White Coat Ceremony 
The White Coat Ceremony for CVM will be announced as soon as possible. 

DMD – Doctor of Dental Medicine
Your Welcome Week is August 2-6, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

University Orientation – Monday, August 2, 2021 
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. University Orientation will be virtual, so plan to tune in from the safety of your home.  Watch for an e-mail from University Student Affairs with more information.

White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 7, 2021
The White Coat Ceremony for CDM is scheduled for Saturday, August 7, 2021, and the College will communicate the time and location.

OD – Doctor of Optometry
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 2, 2021 – Friday, August 6, 2021. Your Welcome Week will be hybrid, so plan to be close to campus for the in-person events. More detailed information will come from your College.

University Orientation – Monday, August 2, 2021 
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. University Orientation will be virtual, so plan to tune in from the safety of your home.  Watch for an e-mail from University Student Affairs with more information.

White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August  7, 2021
The White Coat Ceremony for CO will be optional and in-person on Saturday, August 7th, 2021. The College will communicate details of the location and safety guidelines with the incoming class as plans develop. 

DPM – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 2, 2021 – Saturday, August 7, 2021. The College of Podiatric Medicine orientation will be a hybrid; sessions will be both in-person and virtual.

University Orientation – Monday, August 2, 2021 
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. University Orientation will be virtual, so plan to tune in from the safety of your home.  Watch for an e-mail from University Student Affairs with more information.

White Coat Ceremony – Friday, August 6, 2021
The White Coat Ceremony for CPM will be an in-person event on Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.  The ceremony will be streamed for guests unable to attend. The college will send more detailed information in the following weeks.

WesternU Orientation – Apps on Google Play Android or iOS

MSBS – Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
Welcome Week Start Date: TBA

University Orientation – Monday, August 2, 2021 
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. University Orientation will be virtual, so plan to tune in from the safety of your home.  Watch for an e-mail from University Student Affairs with more information.

White Coat Ceremony 
The White Coat Ceremony for GCBS will occur mid-Fall and be announced as soon as possible.