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Graduation Ceremonies

When graduating from UNMC College of Pharmacy, students participate in two important ceremonies.

student receiving their doctoral hood


The Convocation ceremony, also referred to as hooding ceremony, is a special recognition ceremony where students receive their doctoral hood to be worn at commencement. The hood signifies their success in completing the PharmD program. This ceremony is small and only for students graduating from the College of Pharmacy program.

UNMC College of Pharmacy Convocation



The Commencement ceremony is the UNMC graduation. Students from all colleges on the Omaha campus (Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Public Health, and Graduate Studies) will walk the stage and receive their diplomas at this event. The May 2024 UNMC Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 9 am at the Baxter Arena.

UNMC Commencement Ceremony