Commencement Returns to Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

Touro University California is proud to announce the upcoming Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2023

May 12, 2023
Touro students raise hands in celebration after graduating

These ceremonies will take place Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23 at Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St., Sacramento. This event marks a significant milestone for the graduates of our College of Pharmacy, College of Education and Health Sciences, and College of Osteopathic Medicine who have worked hard to achieve their goals and are now ready to take on new challenges.

At the 2023 Commencement, an expected 379 graduate degrees will be conferred to 320 students. The 2023 Commencement marks the rise of the total number of TUC Alumni to over 7,000 exceptional physicians, pharmacists, educators, physician assistants, nurses, public health practitioners, and health science professionals.

Provost and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Sarah Sweitzer said of the graduates, “Throughout their journey we have spoken our vision ‘To Serve, To Lead, To Teach,’ but our students, our graduates, bring that vision to life and improve our world each day. Our communities across the country and around the world are fortunate to have these graduates as change agents.”

Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Steven Jacobson, echoed those thoughts. In his commencement program letter, Jacobson wrote, “As the newest member of the TUC alumni, you will now join the many outstanding and distinguished doctors, pharmacists, educators, physician assistants, nurses, family nurse practitioners, public health practitioners, and health science professionals throughout the world who are making a meaningful difference in their communities.”

Guest speakers will include:

  • Patricia Salkin, JD, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Touro College and University System
  • Loriann De Martini, PharmD, MPH, BCGP, CEO, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (College of Pharmacy)
  • Robert A. Cain, DO, FACOI, FAODME, President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (College of Osteopathic Medicine)

All ceremonies begin promptly at the times stated below. Doors open for guests an hour prior.

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine: 11 a.m. Monday, May 22
  • College of Education and Health Sciences: 6 p.m. Monday, May 22
  • College of Pharmacy: 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 23

An additional ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 15 for graduates of the Masters of Science in Medical Health Sciences in the Lander Hall Auditorium on the Touro University California Campus.

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About the Touro University California: Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The University, home to 1,400 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit or call 707-638-5200.