The College of Pharmacy’s Student Affairs Office, in conjunction with other College and University units, hosts several annual signature events, which includes Orientation, Career Days, White Coating, and Commencement.

New Student Orientation

The Student Affairs Office is responsible for new student orientation programming and activities. Information regarding new student orientation is located on our Admissions page for ease of access and accessibility – Please visit for all of the latest and greatest information regarding New Student Orientation programming and related activities. If you have any questions regarding orientation, please feel free to contact our office at or 352-273-6217  

Career Day

Pharmacy students are encouraged to attend the Career Day event held at the Gainesville Campus. Career Day includes all three campuses at the Gainesville Campus. A Save the Date for Career Day will be emailed in the near future with date/times/location.

TBD – Google Map Link to Location

Preparing for Career Days

White Coating

The Annual College of Pharmacy Professional Coating 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.

University of Florida: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Gainesville, Florida
April 13, 2019 at 10:00am

Important Information Video for Students

White Coat Video





Frequently Asked Questions:

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.

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.


The faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy and the Gator Nation congratulates you on your academic achievements. Commencement is a special ceremony commemorating your graduation from the University of Florida and from the College of Pharmacy.

We know that graduation is one of the most exciting times of your academic career, yet, no matter how many times you’ve walked, graduation can also be hectic and stressful. The information offered to you here is an effort to help make your life easier as commencement draws near.

Information about this year’s ceremony can be found both on this page and at the University’s main commencement page for all students at

University of Florida: Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center
Gainesville, Florida
Monday – May 7, 2018 at 10:00am

Checklists for Students

Additional information for guests can be found at the University’s main commencement landing page at