White Coat Ceremony for incoming Dental students


Thursday, August 31, 2023
Western University, London, Ontario

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry looks forward to welcoming students being admitted into the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program at Western University, to a traditional White Coat Ceremony.

This milestone celebrates the transition to academic and clinical training, and serves as a symbolic welcome into the dental profession.

Guest Attendance

Students are welcome to invite friends and family members to the White Coat Ceremony. There is no limit on the number of guests who can attend the ceremony, therefore tickets are not issued for admittance. Our small number of students means there is ample seating in Alumni Hall. 

White Coat Ceremony

Doors Open
9:00 a.m.
Alumni Hall - Main Lobby

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Alumni Hall - Auditorium
Click here for link to Live Stream and online Program.

Class Photo
Immediately following ceremony
University College Hill

Directions and Parking

Directions to Western University
Click here, then under Key Word type 'Alumni Hall' and then click Search. In the pop-up box, click Get Directions.

Complimentary Parking and Shuttle
Complimentary parking will be available in the South Valley Lot, and shuttle service will be available before and after the ceremony for transfers between South Valley Lot and Alumni Hall.

Click here for a map indicating complimentary parking and shuttle pick up/drop off locations.

Health and Safety 

The White Coat Ceremony is being planned and will be presented with adherence to health and safety guidelines to ensure the health and safety of the campus community and campus visitors. All campus community members, visitors and event attendees will be required to abide by the health and safety guidelines that are in place at the time of the event.

Please visit Western University's COVID-19 Information webpage for current information and updates.


Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact ellen.brown@schulich.uwo.ca if you have any particular accommodation requirements or require information in an alternate format.