University Student Affairs - California

Welcome Week-CGN

Welcome Week | 2019

College of Graduate Nursing (CGN)

August 7, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
College Orientation
(HPC-Amphitheater 1)

AUGUST 8, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
College Orientation
(WesternU Campus)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Student Processing

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
College Orientation
(WesternU Campus)

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ice Cream Social
RSVP Required
(HPC Student Commons)

AUGUST 9, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
University Orientation
(Purpose Church)

12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
College Orientation
(HPC-Amphitheater 1)

AUGUST 10, 2019

9:00 a.m.
University Convocation Ceremony
Tickets required – Seating begins at 8:00 a.m.
(Fairplex, Expo Hall 4)

11:00 a.m.
College White Coat Ceremony
Tickets required
(Sheraton Fairplex Hotel, Vineyard Ballroom)

See location & details below.





Description of events

College/Department Orientation:
Meet the administration, faculty, and staff, while learning how to navigate the curriculum with the available resources, get the scoop from second years, engage with your new classmates during inter-active activities, and more.

Student Processing:
Receive information from various campus departments and take your official ID photo.

University Orientation:
Hear from University Student Affairs, the Executive SGA board, and learn about student benefits and services. See details.

University Convocation Ceremony:
The official opening to the academic year. 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. Plan to be seated by 8:30 a.m. (30 minutes prior to the ceremony). Doors close at 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.Tickets required. See details.

College White Coat Ceremony:
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 lab coat in the presence of faculty, administration and family members. The 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. Tickets required. See details.

For questions regarding the white coat ceremony, contact Mitzi McKay, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at mmckay@westernu.edu or (909) 469-5255.


Event Locations


Western University of Health Sciences
309 E. 2nd Street, Pomona, CA 91766
Campus Map  

Purpose Church
586 N. Main St., Pomona, CA 91768

Fairplex (Gate 17)
1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768









Mitzi McKay
Asstant Dean for Student Affairs
(909) 469-5255

I can help you with the Welcome Week Schedule and any event/orientation questions you have.

We look forward to meeting you! Please note all events are mandatory unless otherwise noted, and don’t hesitate to contact me in the event of an emergency. 

COMP Student Affairs Professional