Ceremony of Commitment to Medicine


The location for the Ceremony of Commitment to Medicine has changed and will now take place at the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center (OMAC) at 229 Hope Street. Please use the entrance to the track, not the entrance on Ittleson Quad.

View Map of Walking Route to OMAC

Parking will remain the same.  More information and details are below.

Event Details

A celebration sponsored by the Brown Medical Alumni Association (BMAA).

Saturday, September 23, 2023, 2 p.m. ET

Olney-Margolies Athletic Center (OMAC) (229 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906)

Ceremony will be livestreamed.


**Please note, MD'27 students will be allotted four (4) tickets each to provide to their guests. The ceremony will be live streamed and recorded for future viewing. 

Additional Information

Your MD'27 student will be responsible for the tickets they receive. No additional tickets are available.

  • Seating is first come, first served.
  • Seating will open 30 minutes before the start of the event.

It’s a magical weekend! We’re capturing that magic in photos and videos so current and future participants can share the experience. All or portions of Brown University events and their participants may be captured by photography or video and used for news or Brown promotional purposes. The event will also be live streamed.


More Details

During this 90-minute, time-honored tradition, your MD'27 student will be formally coated by the dean of the Medical School.


Are extra tickets available for the ceremony?

  • No, we are unable to offer additional tickets.

Will the live stream be accessible from any location?

  • Yes! MD'27 students and families may access the livestream at a link that will be posted prior to the ceremony.


Will we have the opportunity to take photos with our student during the event?

  • You will be able to take photos with your student before and/or after the ceremony.

Where is parking available? 

Is there a recommended hotel for our visit?

  • We have secured a limited room block at Hampton Inn & Suites, 58 Weybosset Street in Providence. Use this link to get the White Coat Ceremony group rate before rooms sell out. The last date to book a room at the group rate is August 25, 2023. The room block accommodates 1-night and two-night stays.

Will the ceremony be recorded?

  • Yes! In addition to the live stream, the ceremony will also be recorded. We will share the final recording with MD'27 students and our community. 

Are masks required? 

Are children of any age allowed?

  • Yes! All ages are welcome. Please refer to the link above to learn more about the University's mask requirement and more. 

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