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Schedule of Events

Friday, September 24th

  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Convocation

    Address by Steven G. Poskanzer, Eleventh President of Carleton College
    Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Celebration Reception
    Bald Spot Tent
  • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Pre-Concert Lecture
    Concert Hall
  • 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
    Christopher U. Light Lectureship Concert
    The Bad Plus Jazz Trio
    Concert Hall

Saturday, September 25

  • 2:00 p.m.
    Installation Ceremony
    Address by Hugo Sonnenschein, President Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago
    Skinner Memorial Chapel
    Ticket required for entry
  • 3:30 p.m.
    Reception and Presidential Tree Planting Ceremony
    Lawn South of Laird Hall
  • 8:00 p.m.
    Inauguration Ball

    Severance Great Hall, Severance Tea Room, and Sayles-Hill Campus Center.  The ball is open to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  It is not a ticketed event, and formal attire is not required.
  • 9:30 p.m.
    Fireworks
    Lyman Lakes