The formal inauguration of UConn’s 14th president, Michael J. Hogan, will be held on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. in the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.
Following the ceremony, a University-wide celebration and festival will take place on the Storrs campus, featuring food and refreshments, entertainment and music, and a variety of celebratory activities. If the weather permits, the festival will take place outside on the former site of the UConn Co-op, across from Homer Babbidge Library.
All members of the University community are invited to attend both the ceremony and the festival. Other events are being planned to coincide with the inauguration.
The events will provide a chance for faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends, and neighbors of UConn to participate, says Stephen Rhodes, special assistant to the president. “We hope that the inauguration will allow people to connect with President Hogan and join in a University-wide celebration of who we are and what we can become.”
Information and details about inauguration activities, including a dance in the student union with a live band, and an alumni reception in Hartford, will be available in late winter.
Hogan became UConn’s president on Sept. 14. He succeeds President Philip E. Austin, who served as president from 1996 to 2007.