Western University of Health Sciences will welcome more than 1,100 new students to the beginning of their health professions careers at Convocation and white coat ceremonies in Pomona, California and Lebanon, Oregon. 

WesternU will hold its Convocation ceremony for nearly 1,000 students at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at Fairplex, Expo Hall 4, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, California 91768. Each of WesternU’s nine colleges will then hold white coat ceremonies in Pomona and Claremont. The ceremonies are only open to new students, their families, and invited guests.

WesternU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest campus will welcome 107 new students at its Convocation and white coat ceremony Aug. 3, 2018 at First Assembly of God Church, 726 W. Oak St., Lebanon, Oregon 97355. 

Mirabelle Fernandes-Paul, EdD, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at COMP-Northwest, will serve as keynote speaker for COMP-Northwest’s Convocation ceremony. 

Convocation marks WesternU’s annual opening of the academic year, and the white coat ceremony symbolizes students’ entry into the health professions. WesternU President Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, will preside over Convocation ceremonies in Lebanon and Pomona.

For more information about Convocation, white coat ceremonies and Welcome Week: https://www.westernu.edu/students/welcome-week/