White Coating Ceremony

COM Class of 2026


July 30, 2022

Watch the live stream recording.

Download the event program.

Kansas City

July 23, 2022

Watch the live stream recording.

Download the event program.

COVID-19 Protocol

As of July 21, 2022

Given the current state of the COVID-19 disease burden and community impact levels, KCU has deemed it necessary to adjust our COVID-19 protocol for the upcoming White Coating Ceremonies that will take place in Kansas City on July 23 and in Joplin on July 30.
In order to best protect our loved ones, community members and ourselves, we will require all KCU students, faculty, and staff attending the ceremonies to wear masks.
While we will not strictly enforce the same of family members and friends in attendance, I ask each of you, as representatives of the health science community and as future medical professionals, to strongly encourage your guests to also wear masks. I hope you will help us get this important message to family and friends who will be in attendance.
Please plan to bring your own mask. We will have a limited supply for any guests who may arrive without one.
If you are symptomatic or have tested positive for COVID-19 within five days prior to the ceremony, we ask that you do not attend White Coating. We ask the same of your guests.
Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.

When do doors open for guests?

Doors will open one (1) hour prior to the ceremony. Please note that everyone will require a ticket, but seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Attire for Guests:

There is no specific attire for guests, but business casual is recommended.

Kansas City Parking:

Parking is available in the Arts District Garage for $10 a car. Please note that motorcycles are not allowed in the Arts District Garage due to safety reasons. Additional parking is available at the Webster Garage located at 17th and Wyandotte. KCU strongly recommends carpooling as much as possible. Download a parking map for the Kansas City event.

Joplin Parking:

Parking is available in the high school parking lots. 


If you requested additional tickets through the online form, your request has been approved in full, UNLESS you received an individual email letting you know something different. If you did not request any additional tickets, you will receive your guaranteed four (4) tickets.

At this time, we are unable to accept any additional requests for tickets. If you find yourself in need of more tickets we recommend that you reach out to your classmates to see if anyone’s plans have changed and they have extra tickets. We are going to have a FULL HOUSE for White Coating and all guests will need a ticket to enter the venues. Your white coat will serve as your ticket. 

Ticket Pick-Up

Tickets will be available for pick-up during rehearsal which is scheduled for July 20 (Kansas City) and July 29 (Joplin).

We remain hopeful that nothing will interrupt these plans, but we must still remain vigilant for any changes in the public health situation in our communities. We will continue to monitor safety guidelines as issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with our state and local health authorities. If unforeseen circumstances warrant a change in direction, we reserve the right to make alternative plans.

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