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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

125th Anniversary "History Walk"

Bender Library

Inauguration activities will kick off with a celebration of AU's 125th anniversary highlighting the university's history and traditions. The community is invited to take a self-guided walking tour of campus following a special campus map marked with stops at historical spots and a series of open houses. Begin the walk at Bender Library, where special maps and light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

9:00 a.m.

Delegate Assembly

Butler Pavilion, Butler Board Room, 6th Floor

Light breakfast will be served. Robing and line up will begin at 10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Faculty Assembly

Bender Arena, Palmer-Kettler Lounge, Sports Center, 2nd Floor

Light breakfast will be served. Robing and line up will begin at 10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Alumni and Parent Presidential Inauguration Breakfast

Constitution Hall, Rooms 1-3

The American University Alumni Association and the Parent Leadership Council will host a celebratory breakfast before the inaugural ceremony of American University's 15th president, Sylvia M. Burwell.

11:00 a.m.

Inauguration Ceremony

Bender Arena

The inauguration ceremony will feature a procession of faculty, former AU Alumni Board presidents, and academic delegates; the inaugural address; and the installation of Burwell as AU's newest president. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Inauguration Picnic

Friedheim Quad (rainsite: Mary Graydon Center, first floor)

The American University community will celebrate the inauguration of the university's 15th president, Sylvia M. Burwell, with a picnic on the Friedheim Quad following the ceremony. Join us for food, music, and student performances!

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

"Future Walk"

Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building

The walk will celebrate the future of AU through a variety of fun and interactive exhibits, talks, and performances.