Convocation and White Coat Ceremony

Join us for the Class of 2019's Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, Friday, Sept 25, and stay for a weekend of fun, Memphis-style.

SCO invites you to join us for our 2015 Homecoming Weekend! 

As the newest members of the SCO family, we would like to welcome you to Memphis to attend the All School Convocation and White Coat Ceremony. It is always a pleasure to include parents and families to witness the entry of our first-year students into the optometric profession.

This weekend offers a great opportunity to meet other students and SCO alumni as well as our faculty and staff. 

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White Coat Ceremony Tribute Gifts 

If you would like to honor your first year student’s achievement, a tribute gift is a meaningful and impactful way to do so. You may make a donation of your choice by visiting to make your donation online. Your donation is tax-deductible and will support student scholarships. 

Schedule of events available for you and your family to attend during Homecoming weekend:

Friday, Sept 25

All School Convocation and White Coat Ceremony

All alumni & friends may join in celebrating SCO’s academic and professional achievements. The program honors the Lifetime Achievement Award winner and the Philanthropic Award Winners. The Class of 1965 will be recognized and the first year students will be welcomed into the profession with the traditional white coat ceremony.


All Campus BBQ

All are invited to join the festivities during this campus-wide party featuring famous Memphis Bar-B-Q. Enjoy an evening of fun with music, activities and games for the entire family.

5:00-7:30PM, SCO CAMPUS

Saturday, September 26

Walking in Memphis tour

From Civil Rights to the Blues, we will take you up close and personal to some of Memphis’ greatest attractions and some of its secrets too. Lace up your shoes!


$15 per person


Visit Elvis Presley’s kitchen and see where those famous fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches were concocted. View the King of Rock and Roll’s Jungle Room during a memorable tour of the Graceland Mansion and grounds.


Sunday, September 27

Sunday Brunch at The Peabody

One of the oldest traditions in Memphis, the brunch’s food displays are luscious and enticing. Desserts are decadent and deliberately so. Voted the best brunch in Memphis and a fitting end to your weekend.