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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Founders' Day - Official Kick-Off of the Academic Year

Founders Day

Founders' Day marks the official opening of the academic year, celebrates the illustrious founders of the medical school, and recognizes a rich history of more than 150 years of medical education. The formal ceremony features a welcome from the dean, a keynote address, and a presentation of the M2 Student Senate Service Awards. The ceremony concludes with the M1 class being presented their white coats as a group from the M2 class, and their first recitation of the Declaration of Geneva. A reception, sponsored by the Medical Alumni Association, follows the ceremony.

Friday, August 9, 2019
The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago
North Michigan Avenue at Delaware Place
(use Michigan Avenue entrance)

Incoming M1 students are able to request up to four (4) tickets for guests to attend the Founders' Day ceremony. Tickets are free of charge. Seats are limited and on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline to request tickets is July 15. Tickets will be distributed to M1 students at Arrival Week Sign-In.

Click here to request Founders’ Day tickets 

Founders' Day Celebration

View the 2018 photos on Flickr


Jennifer Langland