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President's Welcome and White Coat Ceremony 2019

Join the Illinois College of Optometry in officially welcoming the Class of 2023 to their professional education on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Parent's Orientation

9:00 a.m., ICO Lecture Center

President's Welcome & White Coat Ceremony

11:00 a.m., ICO Lecture Center

Doors open for guests at 10:30 a.m.


Parking for guests is available (no fee) in the ICO parking garage depending upon availability. Entrance to the garage is on 32nd Street between Michigan and Indiana Avenues. You can enter the College directly from the garage. Security will direct guests into the garage.

Guests parked on the street may enter ICO at the 3240 S Indiana Avenue. Guests with disabilities can be dropped off at this entrance.


An ICO photographer will be capturing photos of students during the ceremony in the Lecture Center and afterwards in the Library. These photos will be available to download for free on our Flickr page.

Social Media

Throughout the day, ICO will be posting on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Please use hashtag #ICOWhiteCoat when sharing photos and memories from these special events.

The President’s Welcome and White Coat Ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook. To watch, follow ICO’s Facebook page. Video will begin broadcasting on that page at

11:00 a.m.

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