White Coat Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

When and Where will White Coat Ceremony take place?

The White Coat Ceremony for the College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine will both be held on Saturday, August 26th, 2023 at the CNU Event Center, located at 9650 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, CA.

What time is the White Coat Ceremony?

The College of Pharmacy’s ceremony will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
The College of Medicine’s ceremony will be held from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

How many tickets will each student be given and when will they be distributed?

Each student will be allocated four tickets, which will be distributed at orientation.

If some students choose not to bring any guests, will students be able to bring more than four guests?

Students are permitted to share tickets with their classmates.

Will the ceremony by live streamed?

Yes, each ceremony will be livestreamed. Please visit our main CNU page, which will direct you to our livestream available on You Tube.

Will a program be available for the ceremony?

Yes, a digital program will be available for each ceremony.

When will the class photo be taken?

Class photos will be taken on Friday, August 25th, 2023 in front of the CNU building.
The College of Medicine class photo will be taken at 7:30 AM,
and the College of Pharmacy class photo will be taken at 8:00 AM. Students should wear their white coats for the class photo.

Will flowers be available for purchase at the ceremony?

Flowers will be available for purchase outside of the CNU Event Center.

Where is parking located for graduation?

Parking will be available at the CNU main campus parking lot. Further details will be released soon.

When will doors open for each ceremony?

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony.

Will we have a rehearsal prior to the ceremony?

Yes, rehearsal will be held on Friday, August 25th at the CNU Event Center. The College of Medicine rehearsal will be held from 1:00-2:30 PM and the College of Pharmacy rehearsal will be held from 2:30-4:00 PM.
For any additional questions or inquires, students should contact the Office of Student Affairs
COP Student Affairs: Dr. Tiffany-Jade Kreys at tkreys@cnsu.edu
COM Student Affairs: Dr. Christine Deere at christine.deere@cnsu.edu