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Class of 2028 White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage for medical students and was created by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation in 1993. During the ceremony, a white coat is placed on each student's shoulders and the Hippocratic Oath is recited, signifying their entrance into the medical profession.

When: Friday, August 16th, 2024
Where: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Time: 7 p.m.
Doors Open: 6 p.m.


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Event Details and FAQs

Information for Students and Guests

Information for students and guests will be communicated by the Office of Student Affairs. For all inquiries, email

Student Arrival

Students must arrive by 6:15 p.m. for check-in and to be lined up for the processional.

Guest Arrival

Guests may arrive beginning at 6 p.m. Guest seating is open, and guests will not be seated with their student(s).


Professional photographers will be taking photos throughout the ceremony. Families and guests are asked to remain seated during the ceremony. Photos may be taken before and after the ceremony. 

Students will take a Mod group photo following the ceremony.


The ceremony will be live-streamed on the College of Medicine Student Affairs Facebook page. The link will be updated in August 2024.

RSVPs and Guest Limits

Students will be allowed to bring up to six (6) guests. Due to venue capacity, we cannot accommodate more than six. For any special accommodations or accessibility questions, email

RSVPs will be requested by the Office of Student Affairs in Summer 2024. 

Information about Cloaking Ceremony

Information about the cloaking ceremony will be updated in the coming weeks.

Other FAQs

Is parking available?

Yes. Details coming soon.

What time should I arrive?

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. All guests must be seated by 6:55 p.m.

Can I sit by my student?

Students will be seated together in designated sections. Guests will have open seating.