White Coat

Join us as we welcome the Class of 2028

Friday, July 26, 2024   

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719  

The White Coat Ceremony calls on students to incorporate the humanistic ideals of medicine in their future care of patients. Each year, approximately 120 outstanding scholars are formally welcomed as the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s newest class of medical students at the annual White Coat Ceremony. These students will become a part of the legacy of thousands of alumni whose contributions to patient care and medical science have resulted in advances that have expanded the boundaries of knowledge, alleviated untold suffering and saved the lives of countless individuals.

Our new medical students gather in the presence of their families, loved ones, faculty members and college leaders to formally receive the cloak of their future profession: the white coat. This event marks each student’s entry into clinical medicine, a milestone in the education of a medical student.


Parking is available for $8 per car at Tyndall Garage, located on Tyndall Avenue, a block west of Centennial Hall. Disabled drop-off will be allowed on University Boulevard at the flagpole just west of Old Main.

Limited disability-accessible parking is available; if you need to reserve a parking space, please contact  Virginia Zazueta-Blackman at virginiazb@arizona.edu.


Tickets are free and will be distributed to students before the White Coat Ceremony and will also be available at the Box Office on the afternoon of the event. There is no limit on how many tickets each participating student may reserve.


Seating is on a general admission basis, with elevator access and designated seating available for guests with disabilities.


Please note that only bags smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” are permitted inside Centennial Hall. All bags are subject to inspection upon entry.

Map and Directions


During the ceremony, a professional photographer will capture photos of each student as their white coats are placed on them. These complimentary photos will be available for download at no cost, and students will be notified when they are ready.


The White Coat ceremony will be streamed live on the College of Medicine – Tucson’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UAZMedTucson/live