About Kathleen McCartney
Inaugural Events
Live Webcast
Inaugural Address
Event Program
Photo Galleries
Panel Discussions
Related Events
Celebration Kit
Steering Committee

Facility Hours on October 19

Special Hours

Alumnae House
8:30 am–2:30 pm and
5–8 pm

Grécourt Bookshop
10 am–2 pm and 5–8 pm

Museum and Museum Shop
10 am–8 pm

Campus Center
7 am–2:30 pm and
5 pm
2 am

College Hall
9 am–2:30 pm


Athletic Facilities
(including Olin)
Closed at noon for the day

Closed 2:30–5:30 pm

Campus Center Café
Closed 11 am–8 pm

Inauguration Day Events

Map of Inauguration Event Venues (PDF)

8:45 a.m.

Ringing of College Bells

9 a.m.

The Future of Higher Education Leadership

A panel discussion featuring Lawrence Bacow, president emeritus, Tufts University, member, Harvard Corporation, and president-in-residence, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Drew Gilpin Faust, president, Harvard University; Juliet Garcia, president, University of Texas at Brownsville; Peter Salovey, president, Yale University; and Clayton Spencer, president, Bates College. The panel will be moderated by Tori Murden McClure ’85, president, Spalding University.

Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall

10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

Neilson Lawn

11 a.m.

The Transformational Power of Women’s Leadership

A conversation showcasing women’s global leadership. Participants will include Marian Wright Edelman, president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund; Jane Harman ’66, director, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and former U.S. Representative from California; Farah Pandith ’90, special representative to Muslim communities, U.S. Department of State; and Julianna Smoot ’89, Democratic political adviser. The panel will be moderated by noted broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien.

John M. Greene Hall

12:30 p.m.

Inaugural Lunch

Featuring music by the Noteables, the Vibes, the Smiffenpoofs and the Smithereens.

Chapin Lawn and Campus Center

2 p.m.

Bagpipers Procession

The Quadrangle to the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility

3 p.m.

Installation of Kathleen McCartney

The Smith community—students, faculty, staff, alumnae and trustees—will be joined by delegates from colleges and universities around the world for the formal presentation of the symbols and responsibilities of office to Smith’s 11th president.

Indoor Track and Tennis Facility

5 p.m.

Community Reception and Campus Illumination

Featuring music by the Smith College Jazz Ensemble.

Chapin Lawn and Campus Center

8 p.m.

The Doll People

A new musical by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner, based on the children’s novel by Ann M. Martin 77 and Laura Godwin. Presented by the Smith College Theatre Department.

Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts; for complimentary Inauguration guest tickets, send email to boxoffice@smith.edu