You’re invited to the inauguration of Father James P. Burns on Friday, Oct. 5.

Come be part of history as we recognize our 14th president, Father James P. Burns, during a very special day to remember. As we showcase our campus, network and connect with leaders in business, government, and education. Enjoy a special community luncheon and sample a variety of tasty hors d’oeuvres during the reception.

Watch for more details of how to get involved and for special student events tied to the celebration weekend including:

  • Service opportunities on campus.
  • A Saturday afternoon soccer tailgate party with games, inflatables, and giveaways.
  • A Saturday artisan fair on the plaza with music, food and artisan vendors, farmer’s market tables and more, sponsored by the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Additional photo shoots for the “I am Saint Mary’s” photo display.

Oct. 5 inauguration schedule

10:15 to 11:30 a.m. — Inauguration Mass
Saint Thomas More Chapel

11:45 to 1 p.m. — Lunch
Gostomski Fieldhouse
This is a community lunch for our faculty, staff, and students.

2 to 4 p.m. — Inauguration Convocation
Gymnasium, Toner Student Center
The choir and concert band will perform; students will display the flags of their native countries; flowers and displays will decorate the campus.

4 to 5 p.m. — Inauguration Reception
Gostomski Fieldhouse

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