Annual Events

Cummings School marks a number of events annually to celebrate our students, campus, and community.

Open House

Every year, Cummings School opens its doors to the community and invites neighbors to visit and explore. Faculty, staff, and students greet visitors, share information about animal care and comfort, demonstrate current projects, and share in the fun of the day.

Student Family Day

Welcoming the parents and families of our students to campus has become a beloved tradition. The day is filled with informational activities, guided campus tours, faculty presentations, moderated discussions with alumni, and many other opportunities to see and hear about what our students experience.

White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony celebrates our third year D.V.M. students embarking on fifteen months of clinical rotations to complete their degrees. The ceremony is held in March of each year with faculty, staff, family, and friends there to congratulate the students. Students receive their white coats and recite the veterinary student oath (authored by members of the Class of 2005).


Commencement is celebrated in May each year. Cummings School welcomes graduates and their families and friends to campus to celebrate their accomplishments. Hooding and the presentation of diplomas are the highlights.