First-year pharmacy students stand in their white coats and recite the pledge of professionalism

School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony is a featured event of the School of Pharmacy. We hope you will find this page helpful in planning your visit to Portland.

About the Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony is a significant and meaningful tradition that symbolizes the students' commitment to the profession of pharmacy and the professionalism that is expected of students within the School of Pharmacy and in their eventual practice. As a student of pharmacy, professionalism means to practice with excellence and accountability and to always act with respect, honor, and integrity.

During the ceremony, the students are asked to recite an oath in which they pledge their professionalism. The students will wear a white coat representing their commitment to clinical care and service.

Class of 2026 Ceremony

Information coming soon.


If you have any further questions regarding the White Coat Ceremony or other events email us at or call (207) 221-4500.