White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony

We are excited to be planning an in-person ceremony for this year's event. Due to the volume of guests who will be in attendance, we ask that everyone who will be present during the in-person ceremony at the Mondavi Center, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face-covering inside the venue for the duration of the ceremony. If COVID-19 conditions shift, we will need to follow social distancing requirements set forth by the state, county, and university and will transition to an alternative format.

The white coat is the symbol of clinical service and care. At other schools, students only participate in didactic education in the first years of their training. Their white coat ceremony then occurs during their transition to the clinical phase of their education. At UC Davis, you will have the opportunity to work with patients and gain clinical skills in your first year. Therefore, you will take the School of Veterinary Medicine student oath, receive your white coat, and be welcomed into the veterinary profession by the dean in this ceremony that begins your professional education.


The White Coat Ceremony will begin at 4 p.m., with an appetizer reception and social hour immediately following at 6 p.m.

White Coat Ceremony

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 4:00 p.m.

Welcome, Class of 2025!

The White Coat Ceremony will be held at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center. Students are allowed up to four guests. Tickets will be required for admission into the venue and will be distributed to students upon check-in for the event. Students may allocate tickets to their guests at this time. The event will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person.

Students are encouraged to dress in business casual attire during the ceremony.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
523 Mrak Hall Dr, Davis, CA 95616
(Google Maps Directions)

PARKING
The main parking structure is located on Hilgard Lane, just south of the Mondavi Center building. Parking fees will be waived during the event.

A printable map of the area, including passenger drop-off route, can be downloaded from here.

Please note: Pets will not be allowed at the ceremony


Reception

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.

An appetizer reception and social hour will be held immediately following the ceremony at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Valley Hall Courtyard.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Valley Hall Courtyard
(Google Maps Directions)

From the Sacramento Area:
Take Interstate 80 West towards San Francisco. Proceed past the Davis exits and take Highway 113 North towards Woodland. Take the Hutchison Drive (UC Davis) exit. Turn right on Hutchison Drive. At the first stop light, turn right onto Health Sciences Drive. Continue straight through the stop sign to park in Parking Lot 56. Follow the signs walking to Gladys Valley Hall.

From the San Francisco Bay Area:
Take Interstate 80 east towards Sacramento. Proceed past Dixon exits and take Highway 113 North towards Woodland. Take the Hutchison Drive (UC Davis) exit. Turn right on Hutchison Drive. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Health Sciences Drive. Continue straight through the stop sign to park in Parking Lot 56. Follow the signs walking to Gladys Valley Hall.

From the Redding Area:
Take Interstate 5 South towards Sacramento. At Woodland, take Highway 113 south towards Davis. Take the Hutchison Drive (UC Davis) exit and turn left at the stop sign (onto Hutchison). At the first street light, turn right onto Health Sciences Drive. Continue straight through the stop sign to park in Parking Lot 56. Follow the signs walking to Gladys Valley Hall.

PARKING
Please be advised that parking fees will be waived. Lots 56, 55, 50 and the PCL lot in the Health Sciences District will provide the most convenient parking options.