Inauguration

A Leader to Start Our Next Century

As we begin the University of Virginia’s next century, we welcome our ninth president, James E. Ryan. To celebrate this seminal moment, we invite members of the University, community and general public to join us for two days of inaugural events, Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, October 19

Event:
Profiles of Discovery: Pathbreaking Research and Scholarship from Across the University
Time:
9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location:
Rotunda Dome Room
Event:
Installation Ceremony
Time:
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:
The Lawn
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in John Paul Jones Arena.
Event:
Community Reception
Time:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location:
Rotunda North Plaza
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in Sandridge Hall at John Paul Jones Arena.

Saturday, October 20

Event:
The Community Bridges 5K Run/Walk
Time:
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
START Location:
Chemistry Building, 409 McCormick Road
Event:
Celebration of Service
Time:
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:
McIntire Amphitheatre, Central Grounds
Event:
Double Take: Stories That Make You Think Twice
Time:
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
Reception to follow.