UB pharmacy school to welcome students via virtual orientation programs

Pharmacy Building.

Contact: Rebecca Brierley, brierley@buffalo.edu

Published August 27, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will welcome 155 new students for the 2020-2021 academic year. 


Multiple virtual orientation programs will be offered for doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students and pharmaceutical sciences undergraduate and graduate students. These programs officially welcome new students to campus and provide an open forum for questions and discussion.

Class of 2024 PharmD students will take part in a two-day orientation, August 27-28, 2020, and will encompass team-based learning objectives, experiential education, health and safety protocols, access to student services, and helpful hints from student leaders. The school’s annual White Coat Ceremony for PharmD students, typically held during orientation, is scheduled to take place in Spring 2021.  

Pharmaceutical sciences undergraduate and graduate students will have a one-day orientation program on August 27, focusing on collaborative learning and mentoring, student services, and health and safety protocols.

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 14 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.