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Pharmacy Homecoming Weekend

Virtual Homecoming Social Hour


Join us for a Zoom social hour and live auction to celebrate Homecoming Weekend. As the Crimson Gala and annual tailgate have been postponed to 2022, we will instead celebrate homecoming virtually!

Proceeds from the event will benefit immunization training and supplies for our second year pharmacy students – the importance of which has been demonstrated time and time again over the past year as student pharmacists have gone into their communities to help administer tens of thousands of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Participants will also have a chance to win some Cougar Crest wine, and other fun games to catch up with the CougaRx Nation. We hope to see you there!


Zoom Details

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Crimson Gala

After careful consideration, and due to the surge in new COVID-19 cases, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Crimson Gala that was scheduled for Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Spokane Convention Center. The CPPS mission and vision is “to be a leader in advancing, promoting and protecting human health.”  Therefore, we simply could not proceed with an in-person gathering that could potentially be a conduit for more cases of the delta variant of COVID-19.

We discussed this decision with John Oftebro, who was slated to receive the R. Keith Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award. Rather than proceed with a virtual gala we’ve decided to postpone the Crimson Gala until sometime in 2022.  Both John and the CougaRx Nation alumni board concur with this decision. We are tentatively planning to host a virtual Pharmacy Homecoming event on Friday, October 8, and we welcome your input on this matter. We held a similar virtual event last year and it was a well-attended success.

For those that have purchased tickets and/or sponsorships, there are a couple of options: 1) we can hold your contribution and use it for the 2022 Crimson Gala, 2) we can issue a refund, or 3) we would be honored to consider your gift as a charitable donation that will benefit pharmacy student scholarships. If you would be so kind as to reach out to Kelly Sylvester, Director of Development at or call 509-368-6675, we can provide more details.

On behalf of everyone at the college, we appreciate your support and understanding, and we share your frustration. We will provide details for the college’s virtual homecoming event and the tailgate party as the dates approach.

Homecoming Tailgate

After careful consideration we have decided not to host a Tailgate during Homecoming Weekend this year.

However, we do hope that any College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences alumni who are going to the game enjoy themselves and have the chance to catch up with fellow CougaRx alumni and friends. To that end we have set up a block of seats to help you all find one another. If you purchase your Homecoming Football tickets through this link, you will be seated alongside fellow CPPS alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends who are also attending the game.

A reminder: Masks are currently required at all times during football games unless actively eating or drinking and beginning in October WSU Athletics will require proof of vaccination for COVID-19 for fans 12 years of age and older. Those who are not vaccinated will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event. See full details