Words of wisdom, inspiration, advice - and a new white coat!  

The White Coat Ceremony is a meaningful, annual Graduate School tradition at Augusta University.  Each incoming PhD student is presented with a white coat marking their entry into their PhD program and as a symbol of the high standards of professionalism expected as a student and throughout their careers. The program includes remarks from special guests and Graduate School faculty award winners who reflect on the fundamental values of honesty, integrity and professionalism in relation to their own personal experiences and career path.  

2021 White Coat Ceremony 

Date: June 11, 2021
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Maxwell Theater (2500 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30904)

Honoring PhD students in Applied Health Sciences | Biomedical Sciences | Biostatistics | Nursing  

The in person event at the Maxwell Theater is by invitation only. 

It will also be live streamed for virtual viewing. Click here to view the livestream


  • Arrive in the lobby of the Maxwell theater no later than 5:00 pm (where you will line up to process into the auditorium)
  • Have your guests check-in at the reception table (no more than 2 guests per student)


Contact Us

Kristen Swindells
(706) 721-6292