Presidential Inauguration

The Year of the Student

The Inauguration of John E. Cech as the eighteenth president of Carroll College

After attending last year’s Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) and witnessing the outstanding academic achievements of Carroll’s students and faculty, President Cech knew that integrating the inauguration ceremony with this year’s festival would make an important statement about both the current state of the college and the priorities of his presidency. This focus on providing an exceptional educational experience for our students set the theme of the inauguration–The Year of the Student.

Events Schedule

Each of the inauguration events will focus on the academic and community life of our students, inviting guests to more fully understand what it is to be a Carroll Saint. The events have been designed to both showcase and engage our student body with planning, input and event participation from students. 

Wednesday, April 24

    5:00–6:00             Sung Evening Prayer                All Saints Chapel

    7:00–8:00             SURF Keynote                            Wiegand Amphitheatre/Simperman Hall

    8:00–9:00             SURF Keynote Reception       Scola/Fortin Science Center

 Thursday, April 25

    8:30–4:00             SURF                                              Campus Center and Trinity lounge

    4:00–6:00             SURF Community Event         Trinity lounge and Trinity lawn
                                                                                                  * This event is open to Carroll students, faculty and staff.

  Friday, April 26

   9:30–11:00             Inauguration Mass                    Cathedral of St. Helena

 11:00–noon            Mass Reception                          Brondel Center, Cathedral lower level

  12:30–2:00             Honors Convocation                Campus Center, lower level

  12:30–2:00             Campus Tours                            Campus Center (start and end)

    2:15–2:45             Inaugural Procession                From St. Alberts Hall to PE Center

    3:00–4:30             Inauguration Ceremony           PE Center

    4:30–6:00             Reception and Club Fair          PE Center meeting room, plaza and Hunthausen Activity Center


Registration and event details will be posted here on February 4, 2019.

* With the exception of the SURF Community Event, all events listed here are open to the public.