White Coat Ceremony

Friday, July 19, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
students, family, friends, faculty, staff
Herbst Theatre and Online (YouTube)

401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

The White Coat Ceremony is a wonderful and meaningful tradition in which the School welcomes first-year students as colleagues dedicated to patient care. During this event, pharmacy alumni present entering students with a white coat, the symbol of clinical service and care. The students take, in unison, a pledge of professionalism. Family and friends of the entering class are invited to join us for this special occasion.



  • There is no charge to enter.
  • Guests receive their tickets from the student that invites them.
  • Every guest must show their unique ticket to enter.
  • Guests unable to adhere to the terms outlined on their ticket will be refused admission.


  • Order tickets (opens in new tab)
  • You are responsible for ordering tickets from Eventbrite on behalf of your guests before Friday, June 30, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.
  • There is no charge for tickets.
  • You do not need a ticket for yourself.
  • You may order up to five tickets.
  • You will receive more details about the event by email.
  • In early July, a limited number of extra tickets will be distributed through a lottery process based on supply. We cannot guarantee all students’ requests for extra tickets can be granted. Students should submit their extra ticket requests via email to Student Affairs Project Specialist Leslie Chocano Solis ([email protected]) no later than Friday, June 28, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

COVID-19 safety requirements

For the health of our UCSF community and guests, our event has the following guidelines which are based on state, local, and UCSF policies and are subject to change:

  • Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.
  • UCSF faculty, staff, learners, and vendors must comply with the mandatory UC Vaccination Policy to attend in-person meetings or events.

Getting there

Watch online

Watch online (opens in new tab).

The event will be streamed live starting at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, July 19. The video will remain available to view after the event ends.


Contact Assistant Director of Student Experience Julia Shefcik, MFA ([email protected]).

Need accommodations?

Contact Student Affairs Project Specialist Leslie Chocano Solis ([email protected]) by Friday, July 12, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time to ensure proper arrangements can be made.

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