PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT CEREMONY (WHITE COAT CEREMONY) - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021

Start Date
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 11:00 am
End Date
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 12:00 pm
Event Contact Name
Pam Tenwalde
Event Contact Phone #
419-772-2275
Event Contact E-mail
p-tenwalde@onu.edu
Event Category
Event Audience

At this solemn, yet momentous occasion, third-year pharmacy students will be asked to take an oath of Professional Commitment and receive White Coats from their mentor to signify their commitment to the profession and their future patients.

 

In these challenging times, we are very thankful that our P3 students were able to invite 4 guests to attend in person, as well as view the Live Stream via the Pharmacy Facebook page.

The guest limit will be strictly monitored; we thank you for your understanding.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

The Professional Commitment Ceremony is held annually in the Field House of the King Horn Sports Center in Ada, Ohio. (Parking is free and available close to the ceremony on a first-come/first-serve basis.)

Student are to arrive in the King Horn North Gym at 10:15 a.m. to pick up their White Coats and line up for the processional.

The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. and last approximately 1 hour.

For 2021, the Professional Commitment Ceremony will also be live-streamed via the Raabe College of Pharmacy Facebook page.

Social distancing is encouraged, and facemasks are required to be worn.

2021 Speaker Information

FAQ'S

What time is the ceremony?
The ceremony is at 11:00 a.m. in the Field House.  Students meet in the King Horn North Gym for line up at 10:15 a.m. 

Will there be a Mentor-Mentee Event?
As of 10/21/2021, we are still following the State of Ohio and Hardin County Health Center COVID-19 guidelines; there will be no Mentor-Mentee Breakfast this year.  We thank everyone for their understanding during these difficult times.

Who will receive an invitation?
For 2021, family is invited to attend the Ceremony in person.  Face masks are required.  Currently, there is a limit of 4 guests per student, subject to space availability (this will be monitored on a daily basis and subject to change).  Family and friends are also invited to join the LiveStreaming event via the College of Pharmacy Facebook page.  We thank everyone for their understanding during these difficult times.

Who can be a mentor?
For 2021, the College of Pharmacy faculty will serve as mentors to the P3 students.

What if I don’t have someone that can be my mentor?
For 2021, the College of Pharmacy faculty will serve as mentors to the P3 students.

How will the ceremony proceed?
Students are to report to the North Gym.  Guests can be seated in the Field House beginning at 10:15 am.  No guests are allowed in the Gyms.  White coats will be given to you before you are lined up alphabetically in the King Horn North gym.  The Platform Party will lead the processional line into the Field House, with faculty and students following.  A reception will immediately follow the Ceremony.

When do I get my signed Pledge?
You will receive your previously signed 'Pledge of Professionalism' on the day of the ceremony after you are coated and exiting the stage.

How long will the ceremony last?
Dean Martin will give the opening and closing remarks. The ceremony should  last approximately 1 hour.

Is there a reception after the ceremony?
As of 10/21/2021, a reception will be held immediately after the Ceremony in the Sports Center Field House.  However, this is being monitored on a day-to-day basis and subject to change based on CDC and Health Department guidelines.  We thank everyone for their understanding during these difficult times.

What is the dress code for Mentees?
Dress is professional. If you wear a suit, leave your jacket at home since you will be putting on and wearing a white coat. Your mentor should also dress professionally, but not in a white coat.

What is the dress code for Mentors?
Mentors are expected to have professional dress.

Where should guests sit?
As of 10/21/2021, we will be following the State of Ohio and Hardin County Health Center COVID-19 guidelines and requiring face masks to be worn in all buildings on the campus of Ohio Northern University.  White Coat Ceremony guests will be seated in the King Horn Sports Center Field House (this is being monitored on a daily basis and subject to change in accordance with Guidelines).  The Ceremony will also be live-streamed for family and friends via the Raabe College of Pharmacy Facebook page.  We thank everyone for their understanding during these difficult times.