White Coat Ceremony FAQs

The 2021 White Coat Ceremony will be held at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park on Tuesday, September 14 at 10 am. Below are frequently asked questions concerning the event.

Please note, due to the ever-changing landscape of COVID restrictions, the following information is subject to change.

Where can I pick up my White Coat?
Students will receive two white coats; one the day of the ceremony at the venue, and the other one at a later date and time.

Will the ceremony be in person?
Yes, this year’s ceremony will be held in person. We are determined to host a fully-vaccinated and safe event that is in accordance with COVID restrictions by New York State and the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS).

Where will the ceremony be held?
The ceremony will be held at Lincoln Center’s outdoor venue, Damrosch Park. 

How do I get to Damrosch Park?

The physical address is 60 Lincoln Center Plaza. West 62nd Street between 9th Ave and Amsterdam Ave. Nearest train station is the 1 Train at the 66th  Street Station. 

What if there is bad weather? Will there be an alternate date?
Unless there are lightning strikes close to the location or speedy gusts of wind, events held at Lincoln Center will continue as planned—rain or shine.

If any of these exists the day of or prior to the event, the alternative date for the ceremony will be Wednesday, September 15.

How many guests can I invite?
Students can invite up to two guests. Please register your guests via the White Coat Guest Form by Friday, August 27.

Do my guests need to be vaccinated or tested?

All guests need to be vaccinated. Proof of vaccination is required to attend the ceremony. Guests will need to attest to receiving a negative COVID PCR test within 72 hours prior to the event and being symptom free. Attestations must be submitted at check-in to enter the venue. Students must sign their guests attestation.

Is this a masked event?
Yes, masks are mandatory and must be worn at all times.

Can children attend the ceremony?
Only children 12 years of age or older are allowed to attend the ceremony. As this is a fully-vaccinated event, unfortunately children younger than 12 years old cannot attend.

Do guests need a ticket to attend the ceremony?
Yes, all guests, including children, are required to have a ticket for entry to the ceremony.

Where do I get tickets to the ceremony?
Tickets will not be distributed in advance of the event. All guests must be pre-registered by Monday, August 30. Guests will need to bring photo identification to check-in at the event.

What if my guests cannot attend the ceremony in-person?
The ceremony will be live streamed via the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) website the day of the event, and will be accessible on all internet browsers.

How long will the ceremony last?
The estimated run time of the ceremony is approximately two hours.

Will there be a reception after the ceremony?
Yes, but because of COVID restrictions, unfortunately guests will not be allowed to consume food or beverages during the reception. We will provide Brunch Boxes to takeaway and enjoy outside of the event.