White Coat Ceremony

We look forward to welcoming you to campus and the study of dental medicine with the Class of 2027 White Coat Ceremony, to be held on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 3 p.m. in Irvine Auditorium.

This annual tradition for incoming students of Penn Dental Medicine to accept their white coats is symbolic of their commitment to the practice of dentistry and the profession’s inherent responsibilities.

Family, friends, and faculty are invited to join the incoming class to celebrate the beginning of their dental education.



Irvine Auditorium
University of Pennsylvania
3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

Doors open to guests, 2:30 PM
Ceremony begins, 3:00 PM
* Students should arrive at Irvine no later than 2:15 PM *

Guest Speaker: Jonise McDaniel, DDS,  the State Public Health Dental Director with the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Oral Health Program

View livestream here »


Light Refreshments to Follow

Penn Dental Medicine
240 S. 40th St., Philadelphia, PA
5:00 PM
*Please note, only light refreshments will be served. Please plan your dinner reservations following White Coat accordingly*



Parking garages as well as street parking are available throughout campus. We recommend parking at Parking Garage: Chestnut 34 , Parking Garage: Walnut 38, or Parking Garage: Walnut 40. More information about parking and access campus is available online.


For accommodations for individuals with physical disabilities including location of in ADA accessible entrance, please contact Debra Mancinelli at roused@upenn.edu or 215-898-8940.