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Welcome Week

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 COMP-Northwest students will take place in Lebanon, Oregon from July 29-August 2, 2019, and Welcome Week for all other students will occur in Pomona, California from August 5-10, 2019. The start date varies by program so check below to see when you need to be on campus. All Welcome Week activities are mandatory unless otherwise noted. WesternU proudly hosts you and your family at the University Convocation and College White Coat ceremonies so mark your calendar now.

We will post more information to the Welcome Week webpages linked below so check back for program-specific information.  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.

Lebanon, Oregon
studentaffairsor@western.edu | (541) 259-0200

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Pomona, California
studentaffairs@westernu.edu | (909) 469-5340

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Again, welcome to WesternU!

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

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 Monday, August 5, 2019 – Saturday, August 10, 2019.

University Orientation – Friday, August 9, 2019
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer, as well as give you a chance to interact with students outside of your program.

Convocation/White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2019
All incoming students must attend Convocation along with their college White Coat Ceremony as this marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU, where 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.

DO – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Your Welcome Week is Monday, July 29, 2019 – Friday, August 2, 2019.

University Orientation – Wednesday, July 31, 2019
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer, as well as give you a chance to interact with other students in your program.

Convocation/White Coat Ceremony – Friday, August 2, 2019
All incoming students must attend Convocation along with their college White Coat Ceremony as this marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU, where you will be formally welcomed as a student by the President, Board of Trustees, University Administration, the Deans and faculty of your college, the Student Government Association, and staff.

MSHS – Master of Science in Health Sciences
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5, 2019 – Saturday, August 10, 2019.

MSPA – Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5, 2019 – Saturday, August 10, 2019.

DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Your Welcome Week is Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – Saturday, August 10, 2019.

University Orientation – Friday, August 9, 2019
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer, as well as give you a chance to interact with students outside of your program.

Convocation/White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2019
All incoming students must attend Convocation along with their college White Coat Ceremony as this marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU, where 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.

PharmD – Doctor of Pharmacy
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5, 2019 – Saturday, August 10, 2019.

University Orientation – Friday, August 9, 2019
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer, as well as give you a chance to interact with students outside of your program.

Convocation/White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2019
All incoming students must attend Convocation along with their college White Coat Ceremony as this marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU, where 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.

Nursing – All Programs
Your Welcome Week is Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – Saturday, August 10, 2019.

University Orientation – Friday, August 9, 2019
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer, as well as give you a chance to interact with students outside of your program.

Convocation/White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2019
All incoming students must attend Convocation along with their college White Coat Ceremony as this marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU, where 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.

DVM – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5, 2019 – Saturday, August 10, 2019.

University Orientation – Friday, August 9, 2019
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer, as well as give you a chance to interact with students outside of your program.

Convocation/White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2019
All incoming students must attend Convocation along with their college White Coat Ceremony as this marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU, where 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.

DMD – Doctor of Dental Medicine
Your Welcome Week is Monday August 5, 2019 – Saturday, August 10, 2019.

University Orientation – Friday, August 9, 2019
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer, as well as give you a chance to interact with students outside of your program.

Convocation/White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2019
All incoming students must attend Convocation along with their college White Coat Ceremony as this marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU, where 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.

OD – Doctor of Optometry
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5, 2019 – Saturday, August 10, 2019.

University Orientation – Friday, August 9, 2019
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer, as well as give you a chance to interact with students outside of your program.

Convocation/White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2019
All incoming students must attend Convocation along with their college White Coat Ceremony as this marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU, where 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.

DPM – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5, 2019 – Saturday, August 10, 2019.

University Orientation – Friday, August 9, 2019
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer, as well as give you a chance to interact with students outside of your program.

Convocation/White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2019
All incoming students must attend Convocation along with their college White Coat Ceremony as this marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU, where 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.

MSMS – Master of Science in Medical Sciences
Your program orientation is Thursday, June 6, 2019 – Friday, June 7, 2019.
Please also plan to attend Welcome Week activities the week of August 5th.

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

University Orientation – Friday, August 9, 2019
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer, as well as give you a chance to interact with students outside of your program.

Convocation/White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2019
All incoming students must attend Convocation along with their college White Coat Ceremony as this marks the official opening to the academic year at WesternU, where 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.