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White Coat Ceremony

Event date: 
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 3:00pm

Class of 2014 White Coat Ceremony Information

Date:   The White Coat Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday 04/28/2013

Location:   The ceremony will be held in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom located on the second floor of the Ohio Union.

Time:  The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 3:00.  Students should arrive at the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom of the Ohio Union by 2:00.  Please be on time. The Ohio Union is located at 1739 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210.  If you have requested for someone to coat you, this person should also arrive at 2:00.

Please Note!  Seating for family/friends begins at 2:30.  Please advise your family/friends that if they arrive prior to 2:30, they are welcome to tour the Ohio Union or campus area on their own.  Unless arrangements have been made for early seating due to the impact of a disability, no seating will be available in the ballroom for family/friends until 2:30.  To make arrangements for early seating due to the impact of a disability, please contact There is ample seating at the event and all seats provide a view of the stage.  

Who Can Attend:  Students are welcome to invite family and friends to attend the White Coat Ceremony.  There is no limit to the number of family and friends you can invite.  

Who Can Coat Me?   ANY DVM can coat you. A document will go out next semester requesting your coater’s name and contact information.  If you do not have a DVM Mentor to coat you, Dr. Lonnie King will do so. (Please note that for Oath and Hooding which occurs at graduation, ONLY a faculty member or adjunct faculty member can hood you.)

Attire:  Business attire (dressy but not formal)

Food:  Light hors d' oeuvres and beverages will be available after the ceremony.

Parking:  The Parking garages adjacent to the north side of the Ohio Union are operated by CampusParc. Their number is 614-688-0000 and their website is:  Parking fees are $2.00 per hour for the first 3 hours; and $1.00 per hour for each subsequent hour.  The maximum amount for parking in one day is $10.00. 

Ohio Union South Garage
The Ohio Union South Garage is located immediately adjacent to the north side of the building with access from High Street and College Road. This garage offers 800 visitor-only spaces, including accessible parking and main campus disability permit access. A passenger drop-off loop is located off of the 12 Avenue entrance to the Ohio Union.

For more information, please visit:

Ohio Union North Garage
The Ohio Union North Garage is located just north of the Ohio Union South Garage and provides an additional 600 visitor parking spaces during off-peak hours. Guests of the Ohio Union may utilize this garage from 4:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.  Guests with questions about access, accessible parking when visiting the Ohio Union or attending an event in the Ohio Union, or additional parking options should contact Eve Esch at 614-292-5246 or

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