Inauguration Day Events

10 a.m. Hospitality tent opens
The Quad
Noon Inaugural Luncheon (by invitation)
Tent, March Field
At this gathering members of the Lafayette College Board of Trustees and President Nicole Farmer Hurd welcome key delegates and Inauguration guests to the Lafayette College campus.
3:00 p.m. Robing for delegates and other participants in the Academic Processions
Markle Hall
3:30 p.m. Live broadcast begins
3:45 p.m. Academic Procession
The Quad (Rain site: Kamine Gym)
4 p.m. Inaugural Convocation
The Quad (Rain site: Kamine Gym)
The Inauguration Convocation marks an inspiring new chapter in the proud history of Lafayette College. At this ceremonial gathering, Lafayette alumni, faculty, and staff, along with delegates from our nation’s top colleges and universities, will gather to welcome our 18th President. Watch the live broadcast.
5:30 p.m. President’s Reception (all are welcome)
The Quad (Rain site: Kamine Gym)
This informal reception will take place on the Quad immediately following the Inauguration Convocation. Light refreshments will be served.
6:30 p.m. Inauguration and Marquis Founders Dinner (by invitation)
Tent, March Field
This special dinner celebrates the Inauguration of Nicole Farmer Hurd as the 18th President of Lafayette College and honors those who support the College as members of the Marquis Founders Giving Society. Featured Speaker: Dr. Eric Griggs, Assistant Professor, LSU School of Medicine; Director of Community Medicine, Access Health Louisiana; founder and Executive Director of the Doc Griggs Foundation.
9 p.m. President’s Prom Pardee (Postponed)
Tent, Quad
(For Students)
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