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Welcome Week

 

 

Important Announcement

Our University Administration regrettably cancelled Convocation, an academic event to mark the official opening of the academic year, for 2020 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.  White Coat ceremonies will vary by college as some are postponing and others are planning a virtual event.

 

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 July 27 and August 7, 2020. 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 2020 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.  White Coat ceremonies will vary by college as some are postponing and others are planning a virtual event. 

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 3, 2020

All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. For 2020, 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) 8/3 event hosted by University Student Affairs (USA) 

University Orientation …

 

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 virtual Welcome Week is Monday, July 27, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020. Please see COMP Connect for an updated schedule on or about July 15th. 

University Orientation – Monday, August 3, 2020
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. For 2020, 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 7, 2020
The White Coat Ceremony for COMP will be offered virtually on August 7, 2020. The College will communicate additional information with you as plans develop. 

DO – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Your virtual Welcome Week is Monday, July 27, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020. Please see COMP Connect for an updated schedule on or about July 15th. 

University Orientation – Monday, August 3, 2020
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. For 2020, 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 7, 2020 
The White Coat Ceremony for COMP will be offered virtually on August 7, 2020. The College will communicate additional information with you as plans develop. 

MSHS – Master of Science in Health Sciences
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 3, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020.

MSPA – Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 3, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020.

DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 3, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020.

University Orientation – Monday, August 3, 2020
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. For 2020, 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 CHS has been postponed. The College will communicate the new date with the incoming class as plans develop. 

PharmD – Doctor of Pharmacy
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 3, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020.

University Orientation – Monday, August 3, 2020
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. For 2020, 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 COP has been postponed. The College will communicate the new date with the incoming class as plans develop. 

View schedule here (.pdf)

Nursing – All Programs  
Your Welcome Week is Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020.

University Orientation – TBD
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. For 2020, 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 has been postponed. The College will communicate the new date with the incoming class as plans develop. 

Visit the CGN Welcome Week site for more details

DVM – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 3, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020.

University Orientation – Monday, August 3, 2020
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. For 2020, 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 is still in progress. The College will communicate additional details with the incoming class as plans develop. 

DMD – Doctor of Dental Medicine
Your Welcome Week is Monday August 3, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020.
Orientation will occur Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

University Orientation – Monday, August 3, 2020
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. For 2020, 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 CDM has been postponed. The College will communicate the new date with the incoming class as plans develop. 

OD – Doctor of Optometry
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 3, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020.

University Orientation – Monday, August 3, 2020
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. For 2020, 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 CO has been postponed. The College will communicate the new date with the incoming class as plans develop. 

DPM – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Your Welcome Week is Monday, August 3, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020.

University Orientation – Monday, August 3, 2020
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. For 2020, 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 7, 2020
The White Coat Ceremony for CPM will be offered virtually on August 7, 2020. The College will communicate additional information with you as plans develop. 

Visit the CPM Welcome Week site for more details

MSMS – Master of Science in Medical Sciences
Your program orientation is: TBA
Please also plan to attend Welcome Week activities the week of August 3rd.

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

University Orientation – Monday, August 3, 2020
All incoming students must attend University Orientation as it will introduce you to the many services and benefits WesternU has to offer. For 2020, 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 has been postponed. The College will communicate the new date with the incoming class as plans develop.