Members of the Class of 2019 stepped into the pharmacy building complex on August 24, 2014 for New Student Orientation. Over the next 48 hours they learned much and celebrated even more. They now have completed the first semester of their P1 year and have taken on their roles as full members of the pharmacy student population. They’ve attended classes, conducted patient screenings, and made the first steps toward establishing life-long colleagues and friendships. Here’s a look at their first 48 hours as Longhorn Student Pharmacists.
White Coat Ceremony
More than 800 friends and family attended the 2015 White Coat Ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2019. The ceremony, which is conducted in the Texas Union Ballroom, is seen as the bookend to graduation – the start (White Coat Ceremony) and the conclusion (Graduation – for this class Spring 2019).
Honor Code Signing
The College of Pharmacy Honor Code holds students to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Classmates were briefed and together signed a copy of the Student Code of Honor. The copy of the Honor Code with signatures from the Class of 2019 now hangs in the entry hallway of the South Pharmacy Building along side similar copies bearing the signatures of their upper classmates.
Gone to Texas
On the eve of the first day of classes, the university throws a Texas size celebration full of university tradition and reflecting the various cultures that make up our community. Members of the Pharm.D. Class of 2019 command front and center seating at dive in to the celebration.