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University Convocation Ceremony – August 10, 2019

Student Attendance Is Mandatory

This ceremony marks the official opening of the academic year, where you will be formally welcomed as a WesternU student by the University President, Board of Trustees, Administration, the Deans and faculty of all nine colleges, and the Student Government Association. This impressive ceremony is the only opportunity for all faculty and students to embrace the new year together. Your collaborative, compassionate, and humanistic health sciences career begins with this truly interprofessional event.

Time and Location: 

Fairplex, Expo Hall 4 | 1101 W. McKinley Ave. | Pomona, CA  91768 
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8:00 a.m. – Doors Open for Guests
8:50 a.m. – Doors Close for Academic Processional – doors will reopen after the National Anthem and Invocation
9:00 a.m. – Ceremony Starts
 

What You Should Know:

Tickets are required for students and guests. Each student will receive four tickets (one student and three guest tickets). Should you have extra tickets give them to your college coordinator or student affairs professional for redistribution. Tickets are not available for purchase and must not be sold.   
 
Attire is professional: Dress slacks, shirt & tie for men; dress slacks or dress, skirt & blouse for women
 
Bring your White Coat to Convocation: You will not need it for Convocation, but you will need it for the White Coat Ceremony immediately following. If your White Coat Ceremony is not on the Fairplex grounds then you may leave it in your car.
 
Please be on time: Plan to be seated by 8:30 a.m. (30 minutes prior to the ceremony).  Doors close at exactly 8:50 a.m. and will reopen after the academic processional, national anthem and invocation – no one will be permitted to enter during this time.

 

Guest Entranace - Gate 17Parking: Gate 17 will be open for guests starting at 7:30 a.m. It is a long walk from the parking lot to the Convocation Ceremony in Expo Hall 4, and trams will be available for you if you need them. There are various tram stops throughout the parking lot.

Parking Fee – $12.00-subject to change. Cash or credit cards accepted.
Please allow yourself ample time (at least 30 minutes) for parking, the tram ride and finding a seat in the auditorium

No pets or other animals are permitted with the exception of guide dogs, signal dogs and service animals. (i.e., dogs and miniature horses).

Please Note: GPS units and online maps may direct you to Gate 19, please proceed to Gate 17.

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 

 


College White Coat Ceremony – August 10, 2019

Student Attendance Is Mandatory

 
View the ceremony location for your college/program on your detailed schedule.
 
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 clinic coat in the presence of faculty, administration and family members. This 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.

What You Should Know:
 
Tickets are required for students and guests. Each student will receive four tickets (one student and three guest tickets). Should you have extra tickets give them to your college coordinator or student affairs professional for redistribution. Tickets are not available for purchase and must not be sold.    
 
Order your white coat through you.westernu.edu (distributed during Welcome Week).
 
White Coat REQUIRED: Remember to BRING, but not wear, your ironed and unbuttoned white coat. Place your name badge on your right shoulder below the lapel of your white coat.
 
Attire is professional (same as Convocation Ceremony)
 
Gold Foundation Pin (COMP Students Only): This pin should be placed on the left lapel of your white coat.
White Coat Ceremony
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Questions

There are many exciting events during Welcome Week for which attendance is mandatory unless otherwise noted. For questions regarding any of these events, please contact the appropriate department below. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Ticket Information: College White Coat Coordinator (please see college-specific schedule)
 
General Event Information:  Office of University Student Affairs (e-mail) or (909) 469-5340
 
Disability Related Accommodations: If you or your guests need assistance, the talented team at the Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (CDHP) are happy to assist you. Please complete the brief form linked below to let them know how they can help:
 
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