13th Annual White Coat Ceremony
April 26, 2013 2:00 p.m. K-State Student Union, Main Ballroom
Members of the Class of 2014 have invited family and friends to attend the White Coat Ceremony (WCC). All faculty, staff and students in the college are encouraged to attend. The White Coat Ceremony has become an important tradition in the College of Veterinary Medicine and is supported by all members of our college community.
Class of 2013
History of White Coat Ceremony
On Friday, April 20, 2001, the KSU-CVM Class of 2002 participated in the First Annual White Coat Ceremony (WCC). Many medical schools and a few veterinary colleges have adopted this tradition in recent years. The purpose of the WCC is to provide a symbolic transition from the didactic to the clinical phase of veterinary education. Students were welcomed to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital by members of the clinical faculty.
Only one parking permit will be issued to each junior student for them and their family. This permit is only valid in the KSU Parking Garage south of the Student Union the day of the White Coat Ceremony (see map). If guests have additional parking needs, a visitor’s permit must be purchased from Parking Services at the KSU Parking Garage or the Union Information Booth. Guests may only park in areas where visitor permits are allowed. Any person that displays a Handicapped permit issued by a State government may park in a handicapped space at the KSU Parking Garage. A visitor’s permit is still necessary.