LMU-CVM to Host Class of 2026 White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony

Lincoln Memorial University-Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) will host the Class of 2026 White Coat Ceremony on Friday, January 20, at 11 a.m. in Tex Turner Arena on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee. 


The 127 students will be welcomed into the study of veterinary medicine as they receive their white coats. The White Coat Ceremony is held each year for first-year students. During the ceremony, the incoming class is “cloaked” with a white laboratory coat, a traditional symbol of the medical sciences. Through this ritual, student-veterinarians become more aware of their professional responsibilities. The ceremony will include an alumni address by Rachel DeLoatch, DVM, Class of 2019.


View the ceremony live here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/lincolnmemorialevents/portal.htm?eventId=721962&streamType=video


View the White Coat Ceremony Program here:



Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The LMU-Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine is located on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s medical programs and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7150 or visit us online at vetmed.LMUnet.edu. 


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