White Coat Ceremony

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Cole Hall

513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California

student pharmacists at white coat ceremony

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.


Admission tickets are required for the ceremony and the reception. Tickets are distributed through the students. Seating is limited. Each member of the first-year class may invite two guests. Details will be provided at a later date.

Watch online

If you’re unable to attend, you can watch the ceremony online.

Before the event begins

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Test Video

When the ceremony begins

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Watch Event


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