White Coat Ceremony

The University of Pittsburgh has responded to recent changes in COVID-19 protocols and indicated that in order to mitigate risk and follow shelter in place guidelines at this time, we are unable to permit the White Coat Ceremony on January 7, 2022. 

We are very disappointed about this and know you are too. But we are working with the University to reschedule the event at a time as the University permits. We will communicate more information to your class in the coming weeks as we learn more from the University.  

The White Coat Ceremony is an important rite of passage as our students begin a new chapter of their lives. To welcome the predoctoral students in the class of 2024, each is presented with a personalized white coat to wear throughout dental school.

The White Coat Ceremony receives support in part from the Harry K. Zohn (DMD ’84) and Cecile A. Feldman, DMD White Coat Endowment Fund as well as contributions from our alumni and friends.

If you wish to send an incoming student some words of encouragement as they embark on a time of intense study and personal growth, please consider making a $75 donation to support the White Coat Ceremony and welcome our incoming students.

Donate and write your note now >> 


Thank you for supporting this Pitt Dental Medicine tradition!   


View photos from past White Coat Ceremonies at our Flickr site >>

Watch videos from previous White Coat Ceremonies

2021 White Coat Ceremony   Download the 2021 Event Program >

2019 White Coat Ceremony

2018 White Coat Ceremony

2017 White Coat Ceremony

2016 White Coat Ceremony

2015 White Coat Ceremony

2014 White Coat Ceremony

2013 White Coat Ceremony

2012 White Coat Ceremony

2011 White Coat Ceremony

2010 White Coat Ceremony