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Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

COMMENCEMENT MAY 16, 2015
9:00 A.M. Alex G. Spanos Center
Graduates and Faculty assemble at 8:00 A.M. at the southeast entrance of the Alex G. Spanos Center.


Please refrain from bringing any air horns, noise makers, balloons or whistles to any Commencement day ceremonies.

The Commencement ceremony for Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015. At this ceremony, President Eibeck will confer degrees, students will walk across the stage and will be hooded and outstanding student leaders will be recognized.

School Meetings & Events
Graduates are encouraged to visit the PHS Commencement Sakai Site for important information, deadlines, and resources.

Annual Graduation Banquets
Graduates of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be honored at their Annual Graduation Banquets, hosted by the School and their Alumni Associations for Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The Speech-Language Pathology Banquet will be held in the De Rosa Center Ballroom, the Physical Therapy Banquet will be held in The Lair and the Pharmacy Banquet will be in the Janssen Lagorio Gymnasium.

Graduates and their families, along with preceptors, alumni, corporate sponsors, faculty, staff and friends of the School are encouraged to attend. The evening is an opportunity to celebrate the many accomplishments of our graduates, faculty and alumni.

Please register to attend the Graduation Banquet by Friday, May 1 by visiting: http://www.phsgradbanquets.com.


May 16th Commencement Ceremony Tickets
This ceremony is not a ticketed event

Regalia Order
The on campus Commencement Fair does not apply to the Pharmacy and Health Sciences graduates (with the exception of Speech-Language Pathology) as they are on assigned clerkships and will be unable to attend. Pharmacy and Health Science students must order regalia online this year.  The deadline to order regalia will be Friday, April 3.

Student Commencement Speakers
Three Student Commencement Speakers, one each from Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology, present addresses during the Commencement Ceremony and serve as the representatives of their discipline. Providing the student address during this important University event is an opportunity for the selected student to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class, reflect upon the past few years, and convey a message for the future.


Keynote Commencement Speaker
Sandra R. Hernández, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer
California HealthCare Foundation

Dr. Sandra R. Hernández became president and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation in January 2014. CHCF is an independent foundation with assets of more than $700 million, headquartered in Oakland, California, and dedicated to improving the health of the people of California. Full bio can be found here: http://www.chcf.org/about/staff/sandra-hernandez#ixzz3TXLMpmaa

Celebrations
Graduates of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be honored at their Annual Graduation Banquets, hosted by the School and their Alumni Associations for Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. They will be joined by family and special guests.

Graduates and their families, along with preceptors, alumni, corporate sponsors, faculty, staff and friends of the School are encouraged to attend. The evening is an opportunity to celebrate the many accomplishments of our graduates, faculty and alumni.

On-Campus Commencement Fair
The on campus Commencement Fair does not apply to the Pharmacy and Health Sciences graduates (with the exception of Speech-Language Pathology) as they are on assigned clerkships and will be unable to attend.

Graduation Reception
We cordially invite you to attend a special reception for our graduates and guests immediately following the Commencement Ceremony outside of the Alex G. Spanos Center.

After Graduation
Once graduation is complete, there are still items that may need your attention, or that of the graduate.  For additional information, please visit the links below.

When does diploma arrive?
Diplomas are mailed to the address specified on the Application for Graduation, 3 to 4 months after the semester in which you graduate. If your address changes, it is your responsibility to inform the Office of the Registrar of this change. Returned diplomas will be kept on file five years and then destroyed. There is a fee for a replacement diploma borne by the graduate.

Alumni
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