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Thursday, Oct. 25

 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.Inaugural Welcome Center Lobby, Chase Hall

4:15 – 5:45 p.m.Naming of Peter J. Gomes ChapelChapel

5:45 p.m.Naming Reception
Chase Lounge,
Chase Hall

Friday, Oct. 26

 9:00 – 1:00 p.m.Inaugural Welcome Center and Registration for Delegates Lobby, Chase Hall

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “The Engaged Liberal Arts”
Academic Programming


  • The World of Ideas: Valerie Smith ’75, William Carlezon ’86, Drew Faust, Lillian Nayder
  • Ideas in the World: Darby Ray, Michael Bonney ’80, Andrew Byrnes ’05, Francesco Duina
  • See the Complete Program
Olin Arts Center
Concert Hall

2:30 p.m.Installation CeremonyMerrill Gymnasium

3:45 – 6:00 p.m.Inaugural Reception
Tent alongside
Garcelon Field

Saturday, Oct. 27

NoonPanel discussion: “The Intersecting Identities of the Reverend Peter Gomes ’65: Navigating Race, Religion, Sexuality and Politics”
Perry Atrium,
Pettengill Hall
8:00 p.m. – Midnight
Universal Republic recording artist DEV — All Campus Concert
Clifton Daggett Gray
Athletic Building

Homecoming Weekend

The weekend of President Clayton Spencer’s Inauguration is also our Homecoming Weekend. You can learn more about Homecoming at the Alumni website.