White Coat Ceremony

​Each fall, the incoming PharmD class has been presented with their white coat for the very first time. In 2019, we became the first college of pharmacy to recognize and coat our graduate students at the White Coat Ceremony to demonstrate the translational work of our entire pharmacy program and recognize the need for transformative patient-centered care that happens from bench-top to the bedside.

The time-honored tradition of the White Coat Ceremony has served as an opportunity for members of the pharmacy community to welcome students into the profession, including graduate students demonstrates the importance we place on cross-collaboration between pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. 

While many students may not wear coats in their day-to-day work, the White Coat serves as a symbol to the community of our students' commitment to transforming patient-centered care as they join the pharmacy and scientific communities

Faculty, fellow pharmacy and graduate students, alumni, and many of Kentucky's professional organizations join for a night of inspiration and encouragement of the College's newest family members.


2019 White Coat Ceremony

This year's ceremony will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, August 16, 2019; Singletary Center for the Arts. Prior to that ceremony, the College will host an open house for family and friends from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the College of Pharmacy Atrium. You may live stream the event.

Parking during the White Coat Ceremony for students and guests will be available in employee lots marked with an “E” after 3:30 pm. Please check the signage as some “E” areas are controlled 24 hours for permits. Parking will also be available behind Memorial Coliseum, which can be accessed from Rose Street. Do NOT park in any of the parking structures/garages for they close at 7 pm and patrons will not be able to get their car out of the structure.