White Coating Ceremony

The Annual College of Pharmacy Professional Coating Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville.  This ceremony was established to recognize and confirm your progression toward becoming a professional practitioner of pharmacy.  The Professional Coating Ceremony represents your growth in your ability and responsibility to provide pharmaceutical care to patients.  We willingly support your efforts in becoming a University of Florida graduate pharmacist.  We look forward to the near future, when you will be taking care of patients as a Gator pharmacist. The foundational knowledge and life-long learning skills you obtain at the University of Florida will serve you well throughout your professional career.

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Do I need tickets to attend the White Coat Ceremony?
All guests will be provided a ticket on the morning of the ceremony.

How many guests can I bring?
There is no limit on the number of guests who can attend per student.

What should I wear?
The ceremony is a professional event and therefore students should adhere to professional business attire.

How can I watch the live streaming of the White Coat Ceremony?
Live streaming may be available for the ceremony.  Check back the week prior to the ceremony for the link.

Where can my guests stay in Gainesville?
For a list of hotels, motels, and inns as well as their locations and proximity to campus click here.

How long is the ceremony?
The ceremony lasts approximately 2 hours.

Where can I park?
Parking will be available at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Please click here for a campus map.

Will food be served?
No food will be served at the event.