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Southern College of Optometry hosts a number of well-attended milestone events each year. From commencement to Fall Homecoming and CE weekend, these events are milestones in the life of a college because of their wide attendance by students, alumni, and others from the ophthalmic community, either on campus or at national meetings around the country.
Be sure to visit this section of the website to find useful information about different events throughout the year, including registration links, hotel information for out-of-town visitors, or other details to help our students, alumni, and guests plan their attendance.
These events represent significant milestones held on campus, in Memphis, or at the national level where SCO is represented by receptions for alumni and friends. Be sure to check the college’s calendar for other events held on campus or at state and regional meetings throughout the year.
Held each spring in either Atlanta or New Orleans, draws students, alumni, and friends to this major optometry meeting.
Hosted on campus each April for alumni and friends.
Usually scheduled in early May, attracts hundreds of guests, friends, and family members to celebrate our student’s transition from student to optometrists.
Held on campus each June, includes lectures and a ceremony for residents completing their programs.
The national meeting of the American Optometric Association, moves to a major city each June.
Held at the end of August, orientation welcomes new students to campus each year.
Held in September on campus, the White Coat Ceremony officially welcomes our new students into the profession of optometry with family and friends in attendance.
Held on the Thursday ahead of Fall Homecoming and CE Weekend, Convocation celebrates the achievements of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Held on campus and in downtown Memphis each fall, brings classmates and their families back to SCO for reunions.
One of three national meetings where SCO hosts receptions for alumni and friends, is also held in a major American city each November.