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Congratulations on your admission to The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy! New Student Orientation (NSO) will be your first thorough introduction to the curriculum, faculty, and other aspects of the college and profession. NSO events will begin on Tuesday, August 20 and conclude on Tuesday, August 27.  See full schedule herePlease see below for a few highlights.


Tuesday, August 20- BLOCK PARTY!

All new students should arrive in the 2nd Floor Foyer (South Pharmacy Building) at 11:00 a.m to begin the orientation process. More details coming soon!

The day culminates with the college hosting a “Get Acquainted Block Party” for you to meet your classmates, upperclassman, faculty, and staff.  The event begins at 5p.m. at the Burdine building south courtyard. Family members are welcome to attend this event.


Saturday, August 24 – WHITE COAT CEREMONY!

Parking:  Parking is available at the Thompson Conference Center parking lot located hereJoe C. Thompson Conference Center (TCC). or, the Manor Garage, located hereManor Garage.

As incoming students prepare to participate in the White Coat Ceremony and orientation activities for them, family, and friends are invited to join in the celebration with the Family Orientation Program which begins at 8:45 a.m. in Bass Lecture Hall.  This program provides family and friends an overview of the pharmacy curriculum and gives them a sense of your next four years.

The White Coat Ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. in LBJ Library Auditorium.  You are the featured attraction at this event where you will officially step into the profession of pharmacy as you “don your new white lab coat”.  Prior to the ceremony, your class will take its official “class of 2023” photo with the Dean.  Please plan to arrive at 8:45am.


Required Paperwork

There are several documents that the college needs to receive from you prior to the start of the fall semester.  Please click on the Required Paperwork link, complete and submit these documents as instructed.  Information regarding Criminal Background Checks and the College’s Drug Screen Policy are available through the NSO website.  Instructions for completing the Compliance Modules can be found on this website.


The New Student Orientation program was developed with YOU in mind.  We hope you utilize this program to its fullest potential!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of our team in the Student Affairs Office, Greg Caldera (greg.caldera@austin.utexas.edu), Cat Schlichting (c.schlichting@austin.utexas.edu), Cheryl Dickens (cheryl.dickens@austin.utexas.edu) and Patricia Gutierrez (patricia.gutierrez@austin.utexas.edu) at (512) 471-1737.

Welcome to the College!

Bryson Duhon, Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean for Student Success


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