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White Coat Ceremony

white coat ceremony

Friday, August 16 | 2 p.m. CT

Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center | Auburn, Alabama

The Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy will officially welcome the Class of 2028 with its White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 16 at 2 p.m. at the Gogue Performing Arts Center.

The White Coat Ceremony, one of the most anticipated milestones in a pharmacist’s path, signifies the end of orientation week and the beginning of the four-year journey of pharmacy school.

The Harrison College of Pharmacy is also grateful to the McKesson Corporation for their generous support of the school and the White Coat Ceremony.

Other Information

Tentative Schedule

Follow the tentative schedule to stay up to date.

Time Event
12 p.m. Gogue Center lobby doors open for guests
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Student Check In and White Coat Portraits
1 p.m. Woltosz Theatre doors open for guests
2 p.m. White Coat Ceremony


Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center

910 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36849


Parking will be available to patrons in the paved Gogue Center parking lot on Woodfield Drive. Accessible, ADA-compliant parking is available in the paved Gogue Center parking lot. A state-issued disabled license plate or placard is required.


Pets are not permitted. Trained service animals or service animals in training with identifiable vests will be allowed. Service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times.

Other Auburn University Policies

In order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our patrons, artists, staff, volunteers and vendors, the Gogue Center adheres to the following Auburn University policies:

Dangerous Weapons and Firearms Policy
The possession or use of any dangerous or potentially dangerous weapons or instruments at any time is strictly prohibited.

Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy
The unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illicit drugs or alcohol by students, employees and guests at any time is strictly prohibited.

Smoke-Free Campus Policy
The use of tobacco products—including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes, smokeless tobacco, vaporizers, and any other smoking or “vaping” device—at any time is strictly prohibited.

Video Stream

The White Coat Ceremony will be streamed live on the HCOP YouTube Channel. A link and a direct feed will be provided on this page prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

White Coat Portraits

A photographer will capture the White Coat Ceremony and will be set up prior to the ceremony to take portraits of students in their white coat. A free digital copy of the photo will be made available in the days following the ceremony by HCOP administration.

Last Updated: July 10, 2024