As with many things in education during the pandemic, the ceremony was a hybrid affair. The class members got their white coats in person at the School of Dentistry — in appropriately small groups, with masks and distancing. And their families, friends, faculty and staff were able to see them and celebrate them online.
The DDS class members were split into three groups and the DH students were a fourth. Each group had its own ceremony, at which DDS students received their white coat and DH students their scrubs. Each also was able to have a portrait taken, without mask.

The ceremony included remarks by interim Dean Russ Melchert, who praised the students’ efforts and advancement. He also spoke of the importance of professionalism, noting that star athletes often display it — as do health care professionals such as Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Candid photos from the event here.

Team 1 Students

Team 2 Students

Team 3 Students

Dental Hygiene Students

Watch the video of the ceremony here.