Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement

Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
students, family, friends, faculty, staff
Online (YouTube Premieres)

Commencement celebrates a pharmacy student’s completion of the PharmD degree program, providing a special moment in the presence of family and friends to reflect upon their previous years and look ahead to their future careers.

Due to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020, originally scheduled for May 1, was postponed. This year graduates will be honored in an online commencement ceremony to recognize and celebrate the individual and collective accomplishments of the UCSF PharmD Class of 2020.

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Use the hashtag #UCSFPharmD to share memorable moments of the commencement ceremony and celebration.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • When and where is the commencement ceremony for UCSF School of Pharmacy PharmD graduates in 2020?
    PharmD 2020 commencement takes place as a YouTube Premieres event. The ceremony is pre-recorded, then released online at 5:00 p.m. during a live chat and shared video-watch celebration.
  • Is registration or a password required?
    The ceremony is public and available to anyone with the event link. Viewers may watch the premiere on a computer or cell phone.
  • What is the event link to invite people to watch the ceremony?
    Copy the link to this web page, share it, and return to watch together online.
  • How long does the ceremony last?
    About 1.5 hours.
  • What is the Bowl of Hygeia Award?
    During the ceremony, the Bowl of Hygeia Award is presented as the highest honor given to a graduating student of the UCSF School of Pharmacy.


Contact Student Affairs Coordinator Jon Rey, MEd, by email at [email protected].