Academic Affairs

Student Affairs

For students, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a supportive and challenging place to study. Butler's campus is beautiful. With Holcomb Gardens to the north and most classroom buildings bordering the West Mall, you'll find everything you need to study or relax within easy walking distance-and you'll still get to class on time!

Each year the college arranges special events and activities to help students explore and engage in academic life. Here is just a sampling of our annual events.

Welcome Week

Jeanne Award VertNew and returning students get an introduction to campus life and guidance from faculty advisors.

Block Party

Learn about all the extracurricular activities available at Butler and within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences while enjoying food, fun and entertainment.

White Coat Ceremony

This annual celebration recognizes students' entry into the professional phase of either the physician assistant or pharmacy program. Students and their families attend this ceremony during which students receive their first white coat, which has been donated by alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the college.

Physician Assistant Week

National Physician Assistant Week, October 6 - 12, the College celebrates the birth of the PA program with activities for its current students and faculty.

Pharmacy Month

Pharmacy student organizations coordinate speakers, health fairs, and other activities throughout October.

Rotations Discovery Day

Designed for the students in their P3 (5th year) of the pharmacy program, this event allows students to explore and discuss the duties in the various rotations in which they will participate during their P-4 year.

Honor Day

Faculty and professional organizations acknowledge the best and brightest in the pharmacy and physician assistant programs.

Hooding Ceremony

Pharmacy and PA program graduates receive their academic hoods in a special ceremony held the day before graduation. Entry into the profession is signified by the first recitation of the oaths of their respective professions.