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Each year, PY3 students cross the stage at Memorial Hall and receive their first White Coat, a symbol of their commitment to the profession of pharmacy. This year, 100+ students will stand on stage and take the first step in their professional journey.

Read a letter from PY3 student Julie Sanders

This year’s White Coat Ceremony will take place on April 2, 2016. Our students can tell you that they all look forward to the feel of that coat upon their shoulders. The White Coat Ceremony marks a meaningful transition, signifying the end of learning in the classroom and the beginning of learning through practice.

Your gift of $100 provides one coat, your personal message to an individual student and a meaningful ceremony to be shared with family, faculty and peers. You can even choose to sponsor multiple white coats! We will acknowledge your gift in the printed ceremony program and your words will be treasured by your recipient student or students.

Our ceremony will not be possible without your help. We are grateful for all that alumni like you do for the School and for our students.

Thank you for your consideration!


Julie Saunders

PharmD Candidate, Class of 2017
Chair, White Coat Ceremony Planning Committee

We invite you, our alumni, to be a part of the life of a future pharmacist by sponsoring a White Coat. Learn more by clicking below!

When making your gift, be sure to check the box, “I would like to share a story about why I made this gift,” and leave advice for your white coat recipient student! Please note that we are unable to guarantee that your message will be given to a specific PY3 student.