The Duquesne University hosts several signature, annual events throughout the year, including the School of Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony, the White Coat Ceremony and the Health and Wellness Fair in Market Square.

For more information on all Special Events hosted by the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy throughout the academic year, please watch the brief overview video below:


Special Events

Students at Pharmacy Exploration Day

Pharmacy Exploration Day

Are you a high school or college student thinking about transferring? Join Pharmacy Exploration Day this June to explore our pharmacy program, faculty and students. The one-day camp highlights job pathways and explores a day in the life of a pharmacist.

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Duquesne University School of Pharmacy student talking to prospective students and families at Accepted Students Day

Admitted Students Day

Every February the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy hosts prospective students for Admitted Students Day. Admitted Students Day gives you and your family the opportunity meet with faculty, staff, alumni and current student pharmacists as well as experience a demonstration of SimMan, learn about unique experiential education opportunities, participate in a Q & A with current student pharmacists and more.

Student pharmacists in front of the United States Capitol on the annual Advocacy Trip

Advocacy Trip

Every year, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy student pharmacists partner with students in the Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University to visit the U.S. Pharmacopeia and the United States Capitol Building to advocate to lawmakers for the pharmacy profession. The School of Pharmacy believes strongly in the need for pharmacists to learn to advocate for the profession and remains the only pharmacy school in the country to require advocacy training for graduation.

Student pharmacists at the School of Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy holds a special commencement ceremony every May for pharmacy graduates independent of the Duquesne University Commencement.

Faculty members leading a class discussion

Continuing Education Springfest/Winterfest

The Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education in conjunction with the School of Pharmacy residents hosts a Continuing Education Winterfest or Springfest to give alumni and friends of the School of Pharmacy the opportunity to earn continuing pharmacy education credit.

A student pharmacist talking to a community member at the Health and Wellness Fair

Health & Wellness Fair

To kick off American Pharmacists Month, the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy hosts the annual Health and Wellness Fair in Market Square on the first Wednesday in October. All pharmacy student organizations sponsor a booth and student pharmacists offer free health screenings, including blood pressure, blood glucose and Tanita screenings and offer flu shots and a variety of free products and health information.

Student pharmacists reciting the Oath of a Pharmacist at the White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony

Every August, the School of Pharmacy welcomes student pharmacists into the professional phase of the Pharm.D. program, after successfully completing two years in the pre-professional phase of the program, and members of the Online Pharm.D. program with white coats and pins.


Special Programs

The Academic Partners Program, an integrated team of clinicians with diverse backgrounds of expertise in every facet of pharmacy practice, is dedicated to the improvement of health outcomes through provision of education, the advancement of research, and a commitment to social responsibility. A passion for education insures continued improvement in patient care through enhanced experiential learning to train future pharmacists to continue the tradition of pharmacy practice excellence.
The Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education hosts various continuing pharmacy education events throughout the year and offers a selection of online courses for credit.
To provide our student pharmacists with a complete learning experience, we partner with PioneerRx Pharmacy Software–the top program chosen by independent pharmacists.

The software is equipped with powerful tools that will prepare student pharmacists to graduate with a robust set of skills. The implementation of PioneerRx enhances learning experiences and provides student pharmacists the latest technology currently being used in pharmacies. With these experiences, student pharmacists graduate ready for the workforce.

Learn more about PioneerRx Web/Pharmacy System.