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Annual Student Events

All-School Picnic


The School Picnic takes place the first week of classes. New students can informally meet and greet other students, faculty, and staff. The faculty and students organize this event each year with a generous donation of Wegmans Food Markets.  Wegmans donates all the food and utensils needed to give the students a great time.

Three to four hundred people attend with activities such as sporting events (tug of war, faculty-student softball game, soccer, frisbee, etc.) along with Big Brother/Big Sister mentoring and interactions. Faculty and staff grill hamburgers, hot dogs, and corn for the attendees. Thanks to the generous support of our friends at Wegmans Pharmacy, there is no charge to attend the picnic. The dress is very casual; dress to have fun!

DEA National Drug Disposal Program

Drug Disposal.

A semi-annual Drug Take-Back Day is coordinated with the Western New York Drug Enforcement Administration.  More than three dozen sites are manned by pharmacists and UB Pharmacy students helping to remove excess household prescription products from area homes.

A vital component of medication safety, the DEA National Take-Back Initiative was originally developed by a committee of area pharmacists including the Office of Student Success and Engagement.  Take-Back programs help to prevent accidental childhood poisonings, teenage drug abuse and medication misadventures in the elderly.

Every May, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni Association proudly hosts a cocktail reception honoring the graduating PharmD Class.

Pharmacy Day in Albany

Albany Day.

The Office of Student Success and Engagement coordinates the activities surrounding this important day when students and pharmacists visit their legislators in Albany, the New York State Capital.

Pharmacy Legislative Advocacy Invitational Day (PLAID)


Students address area legislators during an afternoon at our school. Discussions revolve around new legislation that can affect the health care of patients, most notably collaborative drug therapy management, immunization by pharmacists, and medical marijuana.

Poison Prevention Program

Poison Prevention.

The Poison Prevention Program is organized by the School and the Western New York Poison Control Center. Doctor of Pharmacy students visit local elementary schools during National Poison Prevention Week to provide presentations about poison safety to pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade students.

Professional Practice Review Series: Pharmacy Law

pharmacy law.

The Office of Student Success and Engagement creates and organizes the Annual Pharmacy Law Review Series to prepare graduates studying for the Multi Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam in any state they wish to practice.

Professional Networking Events


Networking events are offered twice a year in the fall and spring semesters. Coordinated through the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Student Association (SPSA) this event brings together more than thirty area leaders with more than one hundred students to socialize and network in a business attired atmosphere. Students can freely interact and inquire as to business prospects, professionalism and management styles.