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White Coat Ceremony

Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony

Saturday, March, 16, 2019

Time Description of Events

1:15pm -1:30pm

Class of 2020 DVM students arrive to Bailey Hall and go to basement for coat distribution. Line up for ceremony.

1:30pm -1:50pm

Family and friend may mingle with the deans and members of the faculty who will be available for informal conversation in advance of the ceremony in the foyer outside the auditorium.

2:00pm

CEREMONY
Ceremony begins, Class of 2020 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 years' keynote speaker is Dr. Lisa Freeman '86, President of Northern Illinois University
Class Photo

4:30pm

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 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.  There is a large staircase to climb after parking at Forest Home parking garage.

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

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

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