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White Coat Ceremony

Please check back in May 2024 for information about the DMD Class of  2028 and DH Class of 2026 White Coat Ceremony. 

The White Coat Ceremony is an important rite of passage as our students begin a new chapter of their lives.

To welcome our new students, 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.

Please check back in to learn more on how you can send an incoming student some words of encouragement as they embark on a time of intense study and personal growth and support the White Coat Ceremony to welcome our incoming students.


Download the program for the Class of 2027

Thank you for supporting this Pitt Dental Medicine tradition!   

Event seating is limited, but students will be invited to bring up to 6 guests. Doors will open 45 minutes before the ceremony begins.

Please refer to for updates on Community Levels and mask guidance. The university’s face covering rules will, at a minimum, be consistent with CDC guidance, which relies on community COVID-19 levels to determine when indoor masking is required.  The university requires face coverings indoors when COVID-19 community levels are “high”.  Face coverings are optional indoors when community levels are “medium” or “low”.  

See Pitt's Visitor Parking Map for parking options on campus.

If you require a physical or dietary accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at by August 1, 2023.

The livestream video of the DMD Class of 2027 and DH Class of 2025 White Coat Ceremony will begin at 2pm on August 21.


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

Watch videos from previous White Coat Ceremonies

Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony.  Download the Event Program >

2022 White Coat Ceremony

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