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Join your fellow classmates, faculty, and the USciences community in celebrating some of our annual university traditions.

5K Race for Humanity

Annual 5K race to benefit a local charity.  Sponsored by student organization, Omega Chi Psi.

Advances in Pharmacy Practice Symposium

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at USciences is pleased to present this continuing pharmacy education program, developed to keep pharmacists up to date on pharmacy practice.

Alumni Reunion Weekend

Celebrate with fellow alumni.


At our annual Commencement ceremony in May, academic degrees are awarded to USciences graduates.


DrOT, DPT, MSPAS, and PharmD students participate in the ceremony as they earn a bachelor's degree before continuing toward a professional degree.

Delaware Valley Science Fairs

University of the Sciences sponsors this annual event by providing scholarships to first, second, and third place finishers at the 11th grade level and an in-kind donation. The University also annually hosts a winners breakfast. DVSF features independent research in 15 scientific categories by students in grades 6-12 who have completed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research projects and have advanced after competing in their local fairs.

Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services Certificate Program

Certificate training program to prepare pharmacists to improve medication use through the delivery of Medication Therapy Management Services in a variety of practice settings.

Discover Series

Annual event for high school guidance counselors and faculty to learn more about USciences programs of study.

Family Fall Fest

This annual event brings the campus to life with students and their families, alumni and friends, and faculty and staff, for a festive and activity-packed day.

Founders’ Day

Founders' Day at USciences recalls the University's establishment on Feb. 23, 1821. The University confers an Honorary Degree to an individual and Awards of Merit to a member of the faculty, student body and staff.

Graduate Student Orientation

Held before every fall and spring semester. Graduate students are required to join us for the upcoming orientation to be held (unless enrolled in online programs)

Healthy Lifestyles Social Media Business Competition

Sponsored by the Mayes College Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Program, a scholarship competition open to all sophomore, junior and senior high school students.

Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health

Presented by USciences’ Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy this endowed lecture series in global health is made possible through the generosity of Ilene Warner-Maron PhD'07 in honor of her aunt Lois K. Cohen, PhD.

Making the Connections

This annual lecture with distinguished panelists is hosted by USciences’ Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy.

The Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities

An endowed lecture series in honor of Bernard Malis, who graduated from PCPS in 1944 with a BS in pharmacy and in 1947 with an MS in pharmacy, that sheds light on the intersection of the humanities and the sciences.

Misher Festival of Fine Arts and Humanities

Celebrating former University President Allen Misher’s vision of an undergraduate education that embraces history, music, and literature alongside biology, chemistry, and more.

MLK Day of Service

Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the University community is encouraged to unite for a day of service dedicated to bettering the community, empowers individuals, and bridges barriers. 


Two-day summer orientation sessions. Students and families learn more about the campus, coursework, and people that have made us one of the leading educators of health science professionals in the nation.

Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture

Coordinated by USciences’ Department of Physical Therapy this program, offering continuing education credit, includes a lecture, dinner, and discussion.  All proceeds benefit the Patricia Leahy Scholarship.

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Training

An innovative and interactive training program that teaches pharmacists the skills necessary to become a primary source for vaccine information and administration. The program teaches the basics of immunology and focuses on practice implementation and legal/regulatory issues.

Philadelphia Grain Malt Symposium

An opportunity to collaborate, network, educate, and strengthen the local grain and malt supply chain.  The Symposium is open to all farmers, brewers, distillers, bakers, restaurateurs, and consumers who are interested in learning more or making connections in the local supply chain.

Philadelphia Science Festival

The University is a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Science Festival, an innovative, nine-day celebration in April of each year that explores the many ways that science and technology touch our everyday lives

Regulatory Eminence Enterprise Professionals (REEP) Annual Symposium and Networking Event

Annual one day symposium is aimed at providing an educational and networking platform for exchanging thought provoking ideas, debates, and latest cutting edge topics under the Regulatory umbrella in a COST-EFFECTIVE MANNER. SMEs, hiring managers, leaders, and recruiters will be teaming up to share their insights and current trends in the regulatory field.

Research Day and John C. Krantz Jr. Lecture

Research Day recognizing the research efforts of faculty members and students by showcasing the diversity and growth of research pursuits on campus, and honors Dr. John C. Krantz, Jr., through our annual distinguished lecture program

Undergraduate Research Festival

Sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research, annual event celebrates undergraduate research, scholarship, and other creative activities.

Welcome Week

Starting with move-in day and our annual convocation ceremony, USciences welcomes our incoming class.


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  • Pharmacy Rotation Provides Students First-Hand View of Healthcare Needs in Guatemala

    August 06, 2018

    Giving a new perspective on the meaning of acting in the public health, a group of student pharmacists traveled to Panajachel, Guatemala in July as part of their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) rotations providing care to underserved communities in clinics, home care visits, and installing water filtration devices and stoves.

  • High School Students Gain Research Experience in Pharmaceutical Sciences Lab

    August 06, 2018

    Although he hasn't taken a college level course, Joseph San Filippo PharmSci'22 has already begun working in a USciences laboratory. San Filippo learned about the trials and tribulations of working in a University laboratory this summer with a stint in pharmaceutical sciences lab under the tutelage of Anil D'Mello, PhD.

  • New Residence Hall On The Rise

    August 06, 2018

    Rising six stories from what, just a few months ago, was an empty lot, University of the Sciences' new residence hall at 46th and Woodland Avenue is more than halfway complete, said Craig Washington, the University's capital projects manager.

  • Pharmacy Professor Speaks to Middle Schoolers About Health Care Careers at Summer Program on Campus

    August 01, 2018

    Speaking to a classroom of 6th and 7th grade students attending the Steppingstone Scholars STEM summer program at USciences in July, Tyan Thomas, PharmD, explained to the students what it is like to be a pharmacist and how they participate in the patient care team with doctors and nurses.

  • USciences Hosts Community Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

    August 01, 2018

    One hour each week for a month this spring, Gracie Claude and a few other members of the West Philadelphia community came to USciences campus for a crash course in resume and cover letter writing, networking, and interview skills led by Michael Clark, USciences Director of Career Services and Professional Development.

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