Inauguration events for President Michael R. Lovell will offer the Marquette community a full range of opportunities to warmly welcome our 24th president to campus through worship, reflection and celebration. The Inauguration will celebrate Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit faith tradition and 133-year history of academic excellence in service to others while showcasing the innovative spirit of discovery and exploration that will lift Marquette to ever greater heights.
The theme of the Inauguration — Ignited in faith. Alive in inquiry. Forward in service. — was developed by the Inaugural Steering and Planning Committees, and is inspired by the university’s rich tradition of excellence, faith, leadership and service, as well as its commitment to extending knowledge beyond existing boundaries in pursuit of solutions for pressing problems and answers to life’s deepest questions.
Inauguration events are planned for Sept. 13-20. The Inaugural Mass will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. in Church of the Gesu. A reception for the Marquette community will follow from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.
The Inauguration Ceremony will be held Friday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Al McGuire Center, followed by a reception for the Marquette community from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Helfaer Recreational Center. Tickets are required for the Inauguration Ceremony. One ticket per Marquette ID can be picked up in the AMU, Brooks Lounge, beginning Monday, Aug. 25. Watch for additional information in News Briefs.
As previously announced, the Office of the Provost, in collaboration with University Academic Senate and the deans, will cancel classes beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, so that all students and faculty have the opportunity attend the Inauguration Ceremony. Please note that classes will not be canceled the entire day. The Inauguration Ceremony will be webcast live on the Inauguration website for members of the Marquette community who are unable to attend.
A full list of Inauguration events for faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members is online.