Inaugural Procession Cancelled
Due to the inclement weather forecast, the inaugural procession across campus scheduled for Friday, October 15th has been canceled. Members of the academic procession should report to the Hall of Flags on the lower level of Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street at 9:45 a.m. for breakfast and robing. Ticket holders should be seated by 10:15 a.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. in Irvine Auditorium followed by a luncheon celebration on Wynn Commons and College Green.
An Inaugural Procession, Ceremony, Luncheon, and Symposium
Dr. Amy Gutmann will be inaugurated as Penn's president on Friday, October 15. She is a world-renowned scholar committed to the core values of democratic societies—life, liberty, opportunity and mutual respect—and has a passion for improving access to higher education.
"While the Inauguration formally marks my investiture as Penn's eighth president," Dr. Gutmann said, "it is also a chance for all of us to celebrate and reflect upon Penn's achievements, identity and future."
The October 15 ceremonies will be preceded by a 10 a.m. procession—of Penn trustees, overseers, deans, standing faculty, senior officers, Inauguration program participants, alumni flag bearers, and 120 delegates representing academic institutions and learned societies—along Locust Walk to Irvine Auditorium (see map below), where the installation will get under way at 10:30 a.m. (Seating is limited to ticket holders.) However, the ceremony will be webcast and remote viewing sites will be located in Heilmeier Hall in the Towne Building, and in the 1st floor Auditorium in Jon M. Huntsman Hall. The webcast will be available at www.upenn.edu/inauguration/webcast.html.
A luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Blanche P. Levy Park, on College Green for the Penn community, alumni, Inauguration participants and guests. (Rain location: Houston Hall)
The Inaugural Symposium, Rising to the Challenges of a Diverse Democracy, will begin at 1:30 p.m. To register to attend a session visit www.upenn.edu/inauguration.
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 7, October 12, 2004
October 12, 2004
Volume 51 Number 7