The Destination for Pharmacy Education

Student Life

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Going to pharmacy school is an extraordinary experience. At the Harrison College of Pharmacy, that experience is made even more special by the student life opportunities afforded to our students. Not only do you receive an exceptional education, but these extra-curricular opportunities make for a fun and fulfilling pharmacy school experience.

With more than 20 student organizations, student-run clinics and annual events such as Hargreaves Day, the Apothecary Ball and the Mobile Gala, your time at the Harrison College of Pharmacy will be special and memorable.

Amid classes and studying, good times will fill your days at Auburn. You’ll join a few organizations, maybe a book club, committee or intramural team. Some days, you will want to enjoy the beauty of campus with friends or immerse yourself in a cultural event. Or, you may decide to gather your books for an outdoor study session. Year round, Auburn's campus pulses with life, concerts, intercollegiate athletics, international festivals, art exhibits and more to fill the campus with color and excitement.

Annual Events

Annual Events

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Hargreaves Day

Hargreaves Day is an annual event named in honor of George Hargreaves, a pharmacy faculty member from 1926-73. Competing for the Hargreaves Trophy, students are divided into teams and compete in events such as tug of war, the pentathlon, volleyball, kickball, dodgeball and many others. The purpose of the day is to bring HCOP students, faculty and staff together away from their busy schedules and enjoy one another’s company in a more laid-back setting.
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Apothecary Ball

The Apothecary Ball is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and alumni to get dressed to the nines and ready to dance. At the Harrison College of Pharmacy, the development of both professional and personal relationships between faculty and students are valued. Annual social events help foster those relationships as well as offer students an opportunity to socialize with each other in unique environments.

Office of Student Success
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HCOP's Division of Academic Programs is responsible for student academic progression and assisting students as needed to facilitate their success. A key component is the Office of Student Success, whose members are charged with guiding and directing student pharmacists through their progression to becoming Practice Ready Pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.

Throughout the academic year, the office also provides administrative oversight and coordination to a variety of annual student events and activities, including the Scholarship Recognition Ceremony, Rho Chi Honor Society Initiation, Career Day, Hargreaves Day, Awards Ceremony, and Commencement. Academic Programs also administers the school’s awards and scholarship programs.

HCOP student pharmacists and graduate students also have access to counseling and psychological services when they feel they need assistance. Click to learn more about these services.

Student Success Staff

Student Success

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As a professional school, HCOP has the privilege of conducting its own commencement ceremony. Held annually every spring, the serves as an exciting opportunity to recognize our graduates and welcome the next generation of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. Click for graduation information.
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Career Day

As part of HCOP's commitment to the success of its graduates, the school annually holds a career day, inviting employers to visit campus and interview upcoming graduates. Click to learn more about Career Day.
Last Updated: February 08, 2023