The Inauguration of President Timothy Law Snyder

Presidential Inauguration Events

The LMU community is invited to a series of events culminating in the inauguration of Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., as the sixteenth President of Loyola Marymount University.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

Academic Lecture and Reception
Location: Life Sciences Building Auditorium

John F. Haught, Distinguished Research Professor in Theology at Georgetown University, will discuss whether Pope Francis’ hope for the cosmic future in Laudato Si’ is intellectually compatible the with current scientific understanding of nature. Dr. Haught is the author of 20 books including his most recent, Resting on the Future: Catholic Theology for an Unfinished Universe.

Monday, October 5, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

Life Sciences Building Dedication and Reception
Location: Life Sciences Building, William H. Hannon Courtyard

Loyola Marymount University and the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering are pleased to dedicate the new Life Sciences Building. The building represents the College’s commitment to student centered education providing 24 teaching labs as well as 16,000 square feet of faculty research space. The Life Sciences Building was designed to accommodate the interdisciplinary demands of education and research in the sciences. The dedication will include the opportunity to engage with students and faculty as they highlight the important elements of the building. Reception to follow.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015        

10:00 a.m. 

Mass of the Holy Spirit Celebrating the Inauguration of Timothy Law Snyder
Location: Sacred Heart Chapel

Allan F. Deck, S.J.
Rector of the LMU Jesuit Community

Michael F. Weiler, S.J.
Provincial of the California Province of the Society of Jesus

11:30 a.m.   Community Lunch
Alumni Mall

1:30 p.m.  
Inauguration Ceremony and Reception
Location: Gersten Pavilion
(Gersten Pavilion will be open for seating at 12:50 p.m.)

The Inauguration Ceremony will celebrate the formal installation of Timothy Law Snyder as the 16th President of Loyola Marymount University. The installation ceremony will provide an opportunity for the university to look ahead to its future while honoring its traditions. In addition, the installation ceremony serves as an official recognition of President Snyder’s entrance into the nation’s academic leadership. Albert Gersten Pavilion will be open for guest seating at 12:50 p.m. The installation ceremony will begin immediately following the procession and end at approximately 3:15 p.m., at which time the academic flags, platform party and international flags will begin the inauguration recession. Following the inauguration recession, all guests are invited to attend a celebratory reception held on Alumni Mall.