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Welcome Week GCBS-MSMS

Welcome Week | 2019

Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences (GCBS) 
Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS)

June 6, 2019
Thursday

MSMS Orientation
Watch for more information from the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Student Processing
(WesternU Campus)

AUGUST 6, 2019
Tuesday

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
White Coat Distribution
(WesternU Bookstore)

AUGUST 8, 2019
THURSDAY

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Ice Cream Social
RSVP Required
(HPC Student Commons)

AUGUST 9, 2019
FRIDAY

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

AUGUST 10, 2019
SATURDAY

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 Conference Center, California Ballroom 2)

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, 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 Tanisha Hampton, Executive Assistant at thampton@westernu.edu or (909) 469-8439.

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MEET YOUR STUDENT AFFAIRS PROFESSIONAL

Marcos Villa
Director of Student Affairs, GCBS
mvilla@westernu.edu
(909) 469-8562

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. 

Student Affairs Professional