PORTLAND, Maine — The 100-member inaugural class of the University of New England’s new College of Pharmacy has been formally welcomed to the school.

A traditional White Coat Ceremony was held Friday at a Portland hotel. Faculty, family and friends attended the ceremony, which included students pledging the oath of a pharmacist.

UNE received around 800 applications for 100 seats in the inaugural class. The college is located on Stevens Avenue in Portland.