COM Class of 2024
White Coating Ceremony

White Coating Ceremony Recordings

Kansas City - July 29

Joplin - July 26



COVID-19 Update - July 20, 2021

At this point in time, our precautionary plans do not include the cancellation of the White Coating Ceremonies. However, we ask our students to strongly caution their guests regarding travel and attendance if they have not been fully vaccinated. Guests who choose to attend do so at their own risk. We will require masks of everyone in attendance regardless of vaccination status.

As future physicians, we hope you will take this opportunity early in your career to provide wise counsel to your family and friends who are not fully vaccinated to remain at home to participate in this event via our livestream capability. 

General Information

Rehearsal

Rehearsal will take place on the day of the ceremony and last about 15-30 minutes.

Joplin - 11:15 on Monday, July 26, in the Learning Studio.

Kansas City -  Thursday, July 29, in the lecture hall. Time is yet to be determined.

Ticket Distribution

For the Class of 2024, we will distribute tickets on the day of your respective ceremonies – Monday, July 26, at 11:15 am in Joplin and Thursday, July 29, from 9-11 am in Kansas City. You can pick them up outside your Lecture Halls.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding your White Coating Ceremony on either campus, please email universityevents@kansascity.edu.

Joplin

The KCU-Joplin COM Class of 2024 White Coating Ceremony will be held:

Monday, July 26, 2021, at 6 p.m.
Joplin High School Performing Arts Center
2104 Indiana Avenue, Joplin, Missouri

On the evening of the ceremony, doors to the JHS Performing Arts Center will open at 5 p.m., and all guests must be in their seats by 5:55 p.m.

Seating will not be reserved nor assigned, with the exception of special needs seating. You may request wheelchair accessibility seating or handicapped parking by emailing universityevents@kansascity.edu no later than Friday, July 16.

Tickets

Tickets will be distributed outside the Lecture Hall on campus the day of the ceremony.

Venue and Parking

Click here for directions to the Joplin High School Performing Arts Center. Parking will be available to all students and guests in the parking lot directly in front of the Performing Arts Center.

Hotel Information

Residence Inn
Book rooms from this link

Hilton Garden Inn
Call 417.206.6700 and refer to KCU WHITE COAT CEREMONY when making reservations.

Home 2 Suites
Call 417-680-0076, "Dial 0" to reach the front desk. Refer to KCU WHITE COAT CEREMONY when making reservations.

 

Kansas City

The KCU-Kansas City COM Class of 2024 White Coating Ceremony will be held:

Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 6 p.m.
Kauffman Center for Performing Arts
1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri

On Thursday evening of the ceremony, doors to the Kauffman Center will open at 5 p.m., and all guests must be in their seats by 5:55 p.m. 

Seating will not be reserved or assigned, with the exception of special needs seating. You may request wheelchair accessibility seating or handicapped parking by emailing universityevents@kansascity.edu no later than Friday, July 16.

Tickets

Tickets will be distributed outside of the Academic Center the day of the ceremony.

Venue and Parking

Complimentary parking will be available to all students and guests in the parking garage below the Center. Enter the garage from Broadway or Wyandotte Streets between 16th and 17th Streets. (Directions to Kauffman Center.)

Hotel Information

Hotel Information as of July 9


KCU closely monitors the data for the spread of COVID-19 and we continue to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC and our local and regional authorities. We reserve the right to pull back on our protocols based on the information we gather. Should we make any further changes to the White Coating Ceremony, we will keep you well-informed.