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.
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.