White Coat Ceremony

Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony

Saturday, May 1, 2021 (tentatively in person)

Time Description of Events

1:15pm -1:30pm

Class of 2021 DVM students arrive to Bailey Hall and go to basement for coat distribution. Line up for ceremony.

Coaters please arrive by 1:45.  There will be ushers to show you to your reserved seating.

2:00pm

CEREMONY
Ceremony begins, Class of 2021 process in, followed by Dean's welcome. The ceremony includes each student being called by name to the stage accompanied by their coater. 

The coat is presented to the student.
The class recites the Veterinarian Oath.
This year's keynote speaker is TBD
Class Photo

4:00pm

RECEPTION
Reception immediately following ceremony with light refreshments  in CVM Center Takoda's Run Atrium. 

The ceremony will be live streamed and recorded. Link will be distributed via list serv that you can send out to your remote audience, the week prior to ceremony.  Only those with the link will be able to locate the webcast.  The same link will become an on-demand file about a half hour after the end of the event.  A week later, a high res mp4 file will be available upon request through Student Services at vet_sas@cornell.edu.

Handicap Accessibility -Bailey Hall
Bailey Hall has a large staircase up to the entrance of the auditorium. There is an elevator entrance on the west side of the building. On Bailey Plaza, while facing the staircase, go left of the building.  You will find double glass doors and just inside the doors, immediately to your right- the elevator.

It is highly recommended that you drop off guests that have difficulty walking, climbing stairs and are using canes, walkers and wheel chairs at Bailey Hall.  

A small amount of handicap accessible parking is available around Bailey Hall.  You may park in these spots as long as you have a handicap parking tag. 

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN SPOTS WITH DESIGNATED LICENSE PLATE NUMBERS; YOU WILL BE TICKETED. 

Please email vet_sas@cornell.edu and let us know if you have any family members needing seating accommodations so that we may alert the ushers at the venue.