White Coat Ceremony

The new academic year will begin soon and we ask you to consider a donation in support of our annual White Coat Ceremony.  The School of Dental Medicine's General Assembly, which is held at the beginning of each academic year, includes the White Coat Ceremony to welcome incoming predoctoral, advanced standing, and dental hygiene students.  At the ceremony, each student 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.


Please consider this $50 donation to support the White Coat Ceremony and welcome our incoming students.  To donate now, please visit our White Coat 2020 Donation page. 


If you wish to send a predoctoral, advanced standing or dental hygiene student some words of encouragement as they embark on a time of intense study and personal growth, please email your message to Teresa Cumpston, at tec39@pitt.edu by Saturday, August 15. 

Because of the current changing landscape, date and location of the ceremony is still under consideration at this time.  We will update finalized information here on our website and in our social media as soon as plans are confirmed.


Thank you for supporting this Pitt Dental Medicine tradition!   


Please come back
Visit here again soon for updates on this year's Ceremony.


If you have questions about the White Coat Ceremony, please contact Nancy Poe at Pitt Dental Medicine's Office of Alumni Affairs, at poen@pitt.edu.



Watch the 2019 White Coat Ceremony

You may view past White Coat Ceremonies: