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Convocations and Co-Curriculum Schedules

In academia, convocations are assemblies or meetings of the members of a college or university. Often held at the beginning of an academic year, convocations typically are formal ceremonies highlighted by an address or speeches by high-ranking officials and/or extramural guests.

UH College of Pharmacy adopted the convocation concept in spring 2011, with Dean Lamar Pritchard presenting the inaugural address. Although many instiutions host a single annual convocation, the college has established a convocation model as a series of events throughout the academic year. 

Convocation topics cover a diverse range of topics and issues, but each is intended to promote the professional development and scholastic enrichment of the student body.

P1 Class Co-Curriculum and Required Sessions
Date Event Time Room(s)
1/15/20 P1 Spring Experiential Orientation 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. COP 3048
1/24/20 P1 IPE with Optometry 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m Rockwell Pavillion
1/24/20 P1 Drugs, Alcohol, & You 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m COP 3048
1/27/20 P1 Deans Town Hall 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m COP 3048
2/7/20 P1 Pharmacy Internship Interview Day  (Optional for students)2 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m COP 3001/3007
2/10/20 Stress Management Convocation – Offering 11 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m COP 3048/COP 3050
3/16/20 Advocacy Convocation 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. COP 3048 & 3050
3/20/20 P1 Dual Degree Program 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. COP 3048
3/20/20 P1 APhA Career Pathways 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. COP 3048
3/30/20 PLS James McCarty Lecture Convocation 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. TBA
4/6/20 Stress Management Convocation – Offering 21 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. TBA

1During the fall and spring semesters you must attend 2 of the four stress management convocations offered. You may substitute attendance at a stress management convocation by attending a series of Mindfulness workshops that Mrs. Luthra usually holds weekly.

2Only active members of Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Psi, or Phi Delta Chi or pharmacy students pledging one of these organizations are required to attend this meeting.

P2 Class Co-Curriculum and Required Sessions
Date Event Time Room(s)
1/13/20 P2 Spring Experiential Orientation 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. COP 3050
1/14/20 P2 Deans Town Hall 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m COP 3050
2/10/20 Stress Management Convocation – Offering 11 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m COP 3048/COP 3050
3/16/20 Advocacy Convocation 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m COP 3048/COP 3050
3/30/20 PLS James McCarty Lecture Convocation 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m TBA
4/6/20 Stress Management Convocation – Offering 21 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m TBA

1During the fall and spring semesters you must attend 2 of the four stress management convocations offered. You may substitute attendance at a stress management convocation by attending a series of Mindfulness workshops that Mrs. Luthra usually holds weekly.

2Only active members of Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Psi, or Phi Delta Chi or pharmacy students pledging one of these organizations are required to attend this meeting.

3Attendance by P2’s at International Day is not required but you are encouraged to support the P1’s as you are able in this celebration of the College’s diversity. The date and time was included on your list so you could plan ahead for food, fun, and fellowship.

P3 Class Co-Curriculum and Required Sessions
Date Event Time Room(s)
1/13/20 P3 Deans Town Hall 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. COP 3048
1/14/20 P3 Spring Experiential Orientation 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. COP 3048
2/10/20 Stress Management Convocation – Offering 11 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. COP 3048/COP 3050
3/16/20 Advocacy Convocation 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. COP 3048/COP 3050
3/30/20 PLS James McCarty Lecture Convocation 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. TBA
4/6/20 Stress Management Convocation – Offering 21 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. TBA

1During the fall and spring semesters you must attend 2 of the four stress management convocations offered. You may substitute attendance at a stress management convocation by attending a series of Mindfulness workshops that Mrs. Luthra usually holds weekly.

2Only active members of Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Psi, or Phi Delta Chi or pharmacy students pledging one of these organizations are required to attend this meeting.

3Attendance by P3’s at International Day is not required but you are encouraged to support the P1’s as you are able in this celebration of the College’s diversity. The date and time was included on your list so you could plan ahead for food, fun, and fellowship.

To volunteer for a future convocation or to learn more about convocation, please contact Assistant Dean Paige Pitman at 832-842-8376.