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Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2024

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) will take place on the following dates. The exact start date varies by your program so check back to see when you need to be on campus. All Welcome Week activities are mandatory unless otherwise noted.

  • July 1-3, 2024 | WesternU-Oregon, College of Health Sciences-Northwest
  • July 29 – August 1, 2024 | WesternU-Oregon, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest
  • August 5-9, 2024 | WesternU (all other students) in Pomona, California

We will post more details as they become available 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.

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

Again, welcome to WesternU!

Beverly A. Sanks Guidry, EdD
Senior Vice President for University Student Affairs

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

Oregon
studentaffairsor@westernu.edu
(541) 259-0200

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP)
    Meet your college’s student affairs professional, Dr. Michelle Park

    Pomona, California

    DO – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2024.
    Your college will provide you with a more detailed schedule closer to Welcome Week.

    University Orientation – Monday, August 5, 2024
    University Orientation is required for all incoming students 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.

    College White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2024
    All incoming students must attend 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 University and College Administration, faculty and staff. Watch for more information from your college.

    10:00 a.m. | Pomona Fairplex 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona

    Contact University Student Affairs: studentaffairs@westernu.edu
    Contact College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Student Affairs: OSAPomona@westernu.edu

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

    Lebanon, Oregon

    Meet your college’s student affairs professional | Dr. Mirabelle Fernandes Paul

    DO – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Your Welcome Week is Monday, July 29 – Thursday, August 1, 2024
    Your college will provide you with a more detailed schedule closer to Welcome Week.

    University Orientation – Monday, August 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.
    University Orientation is required for all incoming students 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.

    College White Coat Ceremony – Friday, August 2, 2024
    All incoming students must attend 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 University and College Administration, faculty and staff. Watch for more information from your college.

    1:00 p.m. | Lebanon First Assembly 726 W Oak St, Lebanon, OR 97355

    Contact University Student Affairs: studentaffairs@westernu.edu
    Contact College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest Student Affairs: studentaffairsor@westernu.edu

  • College of Health Sciences (CHS)
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    Meet your college’s student affairs professional | Karen Hutton-Lopez

    Pomona, California

    DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
    Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2024.
    Your college will provide you with a more detailed schedule closer to Welcome Week.

    MSPA – Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
    Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2024.
    Your college will provide you with a more detailed schedule closer to Welcome Week.

    MSMS – Master of Science in Medical Sciences
    Your Welcome Week is Thursday June 6, 2024, and Monday, August 5, – Friday August 9, 2024
    Your college will provide you with a more detailed schedule closer to Welcome Week.

    University Orientation – Monday, August 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.
    University Orientation is required for all incoming students 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.

    College White Coat Ceremony – Friday, August 9, 2024
    All incoming students must attend 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 University and College Administration, faculty and staff. Watch for more information from your college.

    10:00 a.m. | Bonita Center for the Arts 822 W Covina Blvd, San Dimas, CA 91773

    Contact University Student Affairs: studentaffairs@westernu.edu
    Contact College of Health Sciences Student Affairs: klopez@westernu.edu

  • College of Health Sciences-Northwest (CHS-Northwest)

    Lebanon, Oregon

    Image of a woman with brown hair wearing a patterned shirt with a beige cardigan.
    Meet your college’s student affairs professional | Shauna Lieu

    DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
    Your Welcome Week is Monday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 3, 2024
    Your college will provide you with a more detailed schedule closer to Welcome Week.

    University Orientation – Monday, August 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.
    University Orientation is required for all incoming students 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.

    College White Coat Ceremony – Friday, August 2, 2024
    All incoming students must attend 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 University and College Administration, faculty and staff. Watch for more information from your college.

    10:00 a.m. | Lebanon First Assembly 726 W Oak St, Lebanon, OR 97355

    Contact University Student Affairs: studentaffairs@westernu.edu
    Contact College of Health Sciences -Northwest Student Affairs: slieu@westernu.edu

  • College of Pharmacy (COP)
    man, suit, posing.
    Meet your college’s student affairs professional | Mark Iannuzzo

    PharmD – Doctor of Pharmacy
    Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2024.
    Your college will provide you with a more detailed schedule closer to Welcome Week.

    University Orientation – Monday, August 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.
    University Orientation is required for all incoming students 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.

    College White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2024
    All incoming students must attend 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 University and College Administration, faculty and staff. Watch for more information from your college.

    10:00 a.m. | Sheraton Fairplex – Vineyard Ballroom 601 W McKinley Ave., Pomona

    Contact University Student Affairs: studentaffairs@westernu.edu
    Contact College of Pharmacy Student Affairs: miannuzzo@westernu.edu

     

  • College of Graduate Nursing (CGN)
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    Meet your college’s student affairs professional | Mitzi McKay

    Nursing – All Programs
    Your Welcome Week is Wednesday, August 7 – Friday, August 9, 2024
    Your college will provide you with a more detailed schedule closer to Welcome Week.

    University Orientation – Monday, August 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.
    University Orientation is required for all incoming students 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.

    College White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2024
    MSN-E incoming students are required to attend their college‘s 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 University and College Administration, faculty, and staff. This event is optional for all other nursing students. Watch for more information from your college.

    10:00 a.m. | Double Tree by Hilton Ontario Airport 222 N Vineyard Ave. Ontario, CA 91764

    Contact University Student Affairs: studentaffairs@westernu.edu
    Contact College of Graduate Nursing Student Affairs: mmckay@westernu.edu

  • College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
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    Meet your college’s student affairs professional | Kimberly D. Jones, MA, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

    DVM – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2024.
    Your college will provide you with a more detailed schedule closer to Welcome Week.

    University Orientation – Monday, August 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.
    University Orientation is required for all incoming students 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.

    College White Coat Ceremony – TBA
    All incoming students must attend 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 University and College Administration, faculty and staff. Watch for more information from your college.

    Time TBA | Location TBA

    Contact University Student Affairs: studentaffairs@westernu.edu
    Contact College of Veterinary Medicine Student Affairs: CVMStudentAffairs@westernu.edu

  • College of Dental Medicine (CDM)
    Man, Suit.
    Meet your college’s student affairs professional | Sean Rowan

    DMD – Doctor of Dental Medicine
    Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2024.
    Your college will provide you with a more detailed schedule closer to Welcome Week.

    University Orientation – Monday, August 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.
    University Orientation is required for all incoming students 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.

    College White Coat Ceremony – Friday, August 9, 2024
    All incoming students must attend 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 University and College Administration, faculty and staff. Watch for more information from your college.

    Time TBA | Location TBA

    Contact University Student Affairs: studentaffairs@westernu.edu
    Contact College of Dental Medicine Student Affairs: srowan@westernu.edu

  • College of Optometry (CO)
    woman, long hair, smile
    Meet your college’s student affairs professional | Andrea Quezada

    OD – Doctor of Optometry
    Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2024.
    Your college will provide you with a more detailed schedule closer to Welcome Week.

    University Orientation – Monday, August 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.
    University Orientation is required for all incoming students 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.

    College White Coat Ceremony – Saturday, August 10, 2024
    All incoming students must attend 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 University and College Administration, faculty and staff. Watch for more information from your college.

    TBA | WesternU – Location TBA

    Contact University Student Affairs: studentaffairs@westernu.edu
    Contact College of Optometry Student Affairs: quezadaa@westernu.edu

  • College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM)
    blue shirt, black jacket
    Meet your college’s student affairs professional | Heather Mackintosh-Williams

    DPM – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
    Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 5 – Thursday, August 8, 2024.
    Your college will provide you with a more detailed schedule closer to Welcome Week.

    University Orientation – Monday, August 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.
    University Orientation is required for all incoming students 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.

    College White Coat Ceremony – Friday, August 9, 2024
    All incoming students must attend 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 University and College Administration, faculty and staff. Watch for more information from your college.

    9:00 a.m. | DoubleTree by Hilton 3101 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

    Contact University Student Affairs: studentaffairs@westernu.edu
    Contact College of Podiatric Medicine Student Affairs: cpmstudentaffairs@westernu.edu