White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony

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 be able 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.

White Coat Ceremony

Friday, August 16, 2024 – 3:30 pm

The White Coat Ceremony will be held at the University Credit Union Center. Students are allowed up to four guests. Wristbands will be required for admission into the venue for all students and guests (including newborns), and will be distributed to students upon check-in for Prologue. Students may allocate wristbands to guests at their convenience. The event will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person. The recording can be accessed through Facebook and Youtube after the event. 

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

University Credit Union Center.
750 Orchard Rd, Davis, CA 95616
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The closest visitor parking lots to the University Credit Union Center are Visitor Parking Lot 25 and The Pavilion Parking Structure.
Visitor Parking Info

parking map for University Credit Union center



Friday, August 16, 2024

Join us in the same location immediately following the ceremony for small bites, and music to celebrate!