Inauguration Week Events

University Seal with WreathMost Inauguration Week activities are free. However, seating capacity at all venues is limited and tickets are required for most events. Please visit the Ticket Office in the Williams Center to obtain tickets or use the R.S.V.P. page at the left to order online.

Sunday, September 16

Western New York Chamber Orchestra "Musical Portraits" Concert. 4 p.m., King Concert Hall. Paid admission, tickets required.

Opening of library exhibit on history of Fredonia and unveiling of Dr. Horvath's official presidential portrait. 6 p.m. Reed Library. Free. Tickets not required.

Monday, September 17

School of Music Faculty Showcase Concert, 8 p.m., Rosch Recital Hall. Free. Tickets not required.

Tuesday, September 18

Slide-lecture by internationally acclaimed artist Christo. 7 p.m., King Concert Hall. Presented by the Department of Visual Arts and New Media. Made possible by a gift from Jesse and Cathy Marion, '79. Free. Tickets required.

Wednesday, September 19

Annual Maytum Convocation Lecture: Dr. Jean Kilbourne, feminist author, speaker, and filmmaker, internationally recognized for her work on the image of women in advertising, speaks on "Deadly Persuasion: The Power of Advertising." 3:30 p.m., King Concert Hall. Made possible by the Maytum Lecture Endowment. Free. Tickets required.

Thursday, September 20

Building Communities of Learning: Innovative Teaching at Fredonia Meet and mingle from 3:30 to 4 p.m., panel presentation from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Williams Center Room 204. Free. Tickets not required.

International Inaugural Dinner, 6 p.m., Williams Center Multipurpose Room. Sponsored by Community Bank. SOLD OUT.

Friday, September 21

Investiture Ceremony, 2 p.m., King Concert Hall. Free. Tickets/reservations required. Reception to follow, Rockefeller Arts Center Plaza. In case of rain, the reception will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Williams Center.

Saturday, September 22

Inaugural Day of Service, at times and places throughout the region. Students, faculty and staff roll up their sleeves in partnership with a variety of community organizations and projects. Sponsored by Alesco Advisors, LLC. No charge. Advance registration required.

Backyard Picnic and Cookout: Due to possible inclement weather, this has been moved to the Multipurpose Room of the Williams Center, from 1 to 4 p.m. Join President Horvath and members of the University Cabinet as they express their thanks by serving lunch to our volunteers! By invitation only to participants in Inaugural Day of Service and partner institutions.

Mrs. Denise Szalkowski
Assistant to the President
Phone: (716) 673-3456

Dr. Virginia Schaefer Horvath, President

138 Fenton Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3456