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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.

NOTE FOR STUDENTS: Below is the schedule of Co-curricular and other required sessions for the current semester. Attendance for the sessions is mandatory unless otherwise noted. You should be seated and/or logged in at least 5 minutes before the session’s start time so that we may begin and end on time depending on the venue of the event. Some Cocurricularevents will be held in Health Building 2 while other events will be held online. While laptops or other electronic devices may be required to attend a session, you are asked to be present in the moment and refrain from other tasks which distract you from engaging with the session topic/discussion.

P1 Class Co-Curriculum and Required Sessions
Date Event Time Room(s)
1/25/22 P1 Deans Town Hall 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Virtual or HB2 3048
1/28/22 P1 IPE with Optometry & Medicine 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m Virtual
1/28/22 P1 Spring Experiential Orientation 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m Virtual
1/28/22 P1 Dual Degree Pathway (PharmD/MBA) 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m Virtual
1/28/22 P1 Dual Degree Pathway (PharmD/PhD) 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m Virtual
1/28/22 P1 APhA Career Pathways 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m Virtual
1/28/22 P1 APhA Career Pathways 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m Virtual
2/4/22 P1 Pharmacy Internship Interview Day (Optional for Students) 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Virtual
2/7/22 Stress Management Convocation (Option #3)* 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. HB2 3048 & 3050
2/21/22 PLS James McCarty Lecture Convocation 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. HB2 3048, 3050, & 3001/3007
3/4/22 P1 Drugs, Alchohol, & You 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. HB2 3048
3/24/22 International Day 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. HB2 3rd Floor
3/28/22 Stress Management Convocation (Option #4)* 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. HB2 3048 & 3050
4/4/22 Advocacy Convocation (tentative) 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. HB2 3048, 3050, & 3001/3007

*Each year students are required to attend at least 2 Stress Management sessions during the Academic Year. P1 students may count their completion of the SCoRE Program as one of these sessions during AY 21-22. Attendance and participation in a Stress Management Convocation also counts as one of these sessions to meet the requirement.

At the conclusion of Co-curriculum sessions, a short Snapshot Reflection will be made available for students to document how the session has introduced new ideas or reinforced existing their existing thoughts. These Snapshot Reflections will be collected using MS Forms which a student will need to access using their Cougarnet credentials. Students are expected to complete these Snapshot Reflections at the completion or
immediately following the session.

During the University of Houston’s soft start of the Spring 2022 semester, Co-curricular events are scheduled to be held online. Space has been set aside for those students who would like to come to campus for a session and is listed on the schedule above. Students who do so are encouraged to bring a headphones, headset, ear buds, etc., so that they can participate in the sessions without creating a distracting environment for others in the space.

P2 Class Co-Curriculum and Required Sessions
Date Event Time Room(s)
1/25/22 P2 Spring Experiential Orientation 11:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. Virtual or HB2 3050
1/26/22 P2 Deans Town Hall 12:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m Virtual or HB2 3050
2/7/22 Stress Management Convocation (Option #3)* 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m HB2 3048 & 3050
2/21/22 PLS James McCarty Lecture Convocation (Option #4)* 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m HB2 3048, 3050, & 3001/3007
2/24/22 P2 Patient Safety IPE 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m Virtual
3/28/22 Stress Management Convocation (Option #4)* 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m HB2 3048 & 3050
4/4/22 Advocacy Convocation (tentative) 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m HB2 3048, 3050, & 3001/3007

*Each year students are required to attend at least 2 Stress Management sessions during the Academic Year. P3 students may count their attendance at the P2 & P3 Stress Management Convocation held 8/30/21 as one session during AY 21-22. Attendance and participation in a Stress Management Convocation also counts as one of these sessions to meet the requirement.

At the conclusion of Co-curriculum sessions, a short Snapshot Reflection will be made available for students to document how the session has introduced new ideas or reinforced existing their existing thoughts. These Snapshot Reflections will be collected using MS Forms which a student will need to access using their Cougarnet credentials. Students are expected to complete these Snapshot Reflections at the completion or
immediately following the session.

During the University of Houston’s soft start of the Spring 2022 semester, Co-curricular events are scheduled to be held online. Space has been set aside for those students who would like to come to campus for a session and is listed on the schedule above. Students who do so are encouraged to bring a headphones, headset, ear buds, etc., so that they can participate in the sessions without creating a distracting environment for others in the space.

P3 Class Co-Curriculum and Required Sessions
Date Event Time Room(s)
1/24/22 P3 Deans Town Hall 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Virtual or HB2 3001/3007
1/27/22 P3 Spring Experiential Orientation 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Virtual or HB2 3001/3007
2/7/22 Stress Management Convocation (Option #3)* 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. HB2 3048 & 3050
2/21/22 PLS James McCarty Lecture Convocation 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. HB2 3048, 3050, and 3001/3007
3/28/22 Stress Management Convocation (Option #4) 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. HB2 3048 & 3050
4/4/22 Advocacy Convocation (tentative) 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. HB2 3048, 3050, and 3001/3007

*Each year students are required to attend at least 2 Stress Management sessions during the Academic Year. P3 students may count their attendance at the P2 & P3 Stress Management Convocation held 8/30/21 as one session during AY 21-22. Attendance and participation in a Stress Management Convocation also counts as one of these sessions to meet the requirement.

At the conclusion of Co-curriculum sessions, a short Snapshot Reflection will be made available for students to document how the session has introduced new ideas or reinforced existing their existing thoughts. These Snapshot Reflections will be collected using MS Forms which a student will need to access using their Cougarnet credentials. Students are expected to complete these Snapshot Reflections at the completion or
immediately following the session.

During the University of Houston’s soft start of the Spring 2022 semester, Co-curricular events are scheduled to be held online. Space has been set aside for those students who would like to come to campus for a session and is listed on the schedule above. Students who do so are encouraged to bring a headphones, headset, ear buds, etc., so that they can participate in the sessions without creating a distracting environment for others in the space.

To volunteer for a future convocation or to learn more about convocation, please contact Assistant Dean Kimberly Nguyen at 832-842-8332.