Frequently Asked Questions – Parker, Colorado
Q: Where will the White Coat Ceremony be held?
A: The White Coat Ceremony will be held at CU South Denver (The Wildlife Experience) in Parker, Colorado.
Q: When is the White Coat Ceremony?
A: The White Coat Ceremony will take place on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm.
Q: How can my family get up to date White Coat Ceremony information?
A: Please refer them to the RVU website.
Q: How long is the ceremony expected to last?
A: The ceremony will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Q: Is the White Coat Ceremony mandatory?
A: Yes. The White Coat Ceremony is mandatory for new students only. If you are repeating your first year, you will have the option of attending the ceremony.
Q: Is there a rehearsal for the White Coat Ceremony?
A: Yes, the rehearsal will take place on campus a couple of days before the ceremony. Details on time and location will be sent to all incoming students.
Q: Will my family be able to take pictures of me as I cross the stage?
A: Yes, family members will be able to take pictures of you from the back of the theater.
Q: Will the ceremony be recorded or streamed?
A: No, the ceremony will not be streamed, but yes, it will be recorded. A copy of the recording will be emailed out to the students about a week or two after the ceremony.
Q: When and where will I pick up my white coat?
A: White Coat pick-up will take place on campus a couple of days before the ceremony. Details on time and location will be sent to all incoming students.
Q: Does my family need tickets to attend the White Coat ceremony?
A: Yes, each student will receive four tickets to the ceremony (not including themselves). A survey will go out at the beginning of June and this is how you will select how many tickets you will need. A section at the bottom of the survey will be available for those requesting additional tickets.
Q: How will I know if I will get the extra tickets I requested?
A: Erica Whatley will send you an email after the survey closes and will let you know if we have enough tickets to accommodate your extra guests.
Q: Who will coat me at the ceremony?
A: Each student will be coated by a member of the Rocky Vista University faculty.
Q: When should I arrive at the venue with my family? I want them to have a good seat.
A: The ceremony will begin right on time. Students should arrive 30 minutes before the ceremony. The theater doors will open promptly at 1:00pm and we recommend guests arrive no later than an hour before the start of the ceremony. All seating is first come, first served.
Q: Where do I park? Is there a charge for parking?
A: CU South Denver has a large parking lot in front of the venue and parking is free.
Q: Who should I contact if I have questions regarding the White Coat Ceremony or tickets?
A: Please contact Erica Whatley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-874-2407.