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First-year students will be formally welcomed into the profession of optometry by receiving their white coats and reciting the optometric oath.
Southern College of Optometry is pleased to host an in-person White Coat ceremony for the incoming students in the Class of 2025. Each student will be permitted to bring up to two guests for the 4 pm ceremony on Friday, August 27, 2021.
To help maintain the safety of our students and guests, masks will be required with physical distancing encouraged. Students will be emailed to provide the names of their guests.
A reception will follow at 5 pm in SCO’s Atrium and Lower Level. We are looking forward to hosting our new students and their friends and families as we celebrate this important and symbolic step in their path to becoming ODs.
*Event is being planned subject to COVID conditions in effect at the date of the event
by invitation only
Enjoy the opportunity to meet SCO President Dr. Lewis Reich.
SCO Academic Complex
Join us as the Class of 2025 receives their White Coats and officially signs the Honor Code.
Immediately following the ceremony students and their guests are invited to join the campus community for light refreshments in the Atrium.
Guest attire is business casual. Blue Suede Shoes are optional (but encouraged!)
Guests should plan to park in the college’s North lot (across Madison Avenue). Security will be on site to help direct attendees.