The White Coat Ceremony is an annual tradition marking the matriculating class of students entering the dental profession. It celebrates the choice to pursue a life in service to the health of society. During the Ceremony, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry deans and faculty members cloak students in their first white coat as a symbol of of the trust bestowed upon them to carry on the healing profession on dentistry.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 White Coat Ceremony and Reception will be postponed until Spring 2021.
The Ceremony will acknowledge and honor the DMD Class of 2024 and DMD Advanced Standing Class of 2022 students as they affirm their commitment to professionalism, humanism, integrity and ethics in dentistry. A reception will be held immediately after the ceremony and is open to all students, faculty and guests. The reception will feature pastries, beverages, live music and photo opportunities.
The ceremony will begin promptly at 5:30pm. Doors will open at 5:15pm for general seating, seating will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Parking will be available the Maxwell Street Parking Structure for a fee.
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