Monday, July 26, 2021 

We Have A Unique White Coat Ceremony This Year

Two classes of medical students will be coated at this year’s White Coat Ceremony on Monday, July 26. The College of Medicine will hold two ceremonies – one for the Class of 2024 and one for the Class of 2025.

The ceremony is a medical school tradition where students are recognized as colleagues in healthcare. Traditionally, UCF holds White Coat on the first day of class for first-year students. But COVID-19 physical distancing requirements prevented the actual coating ceremony for the Class of 2024, who are now entering their second year of medical school. So that class will be coated at 10 a.m. and the Class of 2025 will be coated at 2 p.m. Because of a higher-than-anticipated number of attendees, the ceremonies will now take place at the Addition Financial Arena on the main UCF campus.

Hope to see you there to cheer on both classes!

Monday, July 26, 2021
Class of 2024: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Class of 2025: 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.


University of Central Florida
Orlando Campus
Addition Financial Arena
12777 Gemini Blvd N., Orlando, FL 32816


Tickets are not required for the white coat ceremonies.  However, all guests must be pre-registered by the participating student.

UCF COVID Policies & Self Checker

The health and well-being of all UCF students and guests is our top priority. Therefore, everyone will be strongly encouraged to wear a mask at all times, follow physical distancing measures, and complete the COVID Self-Checker the morning of the event before arriving on campus. 

Armor Up and Charge On!

Sponsor a White Coat, Welcome the M.D. Class

The White Coat Ceremony marks the first moment of a medical student’s journey to become a doctor.

You can help to make that moment special for a new class of M.D. students by sponsoring his or her white coat.

There are several sponsorship levels are available:

  • $100 gift to sponsor a new medical student’s white coat
  • $500 gift to sponsor five white coats for new medical students
  • $1,000 gift to sponsor ten white coats and gain recognition as a President’s Circle member
  • $2,500 gift to sponsor 25 white coats and gain recognition as a President’s Circle member

For each white coat sponsored, a student will receive a personalized card in their coat pocket with the name of the donor that helped to make their first moment as a medical student memorable. Please join us in welcoming those about to embark on a tremendous journey.

To make your white coat gift, please visit:

For more information, please contact Erin Oglethorpe at or call 407.266.1041


Guests should anticipate long lines due to additional safety measures.  Please leave large purses, backpacks, and bags at home to expedite the bag check screenings.  

Graduate Arrival Instructions

All students should report to The Venue one hour prior to their ceremony.  The Venue entrance is a located under a gray awning near Knightro’s Dining Hall (across from Burger U).  

After the ceremony students will meet their guests in the Arena courtyard for photos outside. 

For additional questions or information, please email


Graduates and guests may park in Garage D.