The Inauguration

of the Ninth President of the
University of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Magill

October 20-22, 2022

President Magill in red blazer in front of the main entrance of College Hall

A Celebration to Remember

Meet President Magill

Thursday
October 20, 2022

Dinner

By Invitation

Dinner with Trustees and guests of the President.

Friday
October 21, 2022

Academic Robing

Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street
8:30 a.m.

By Invitation
University of Pennsylvania deans, faculty, senior administrators, and student leaders, as well as presidents and delegates from peer institutions, should report to the Annenberg Center lobby at 8:30 a.m. to prepare for the procession through campus.

Academic regalia is required to participate, and a continental breakfast will be provided.

 


 

Academic Procession

Annenberg Center to Irvine Auditorium
9:30 a.m.

The academic procession will depart from the Annenberg Center lobby at 9:30 a.m. Participants will process down Locust Walk, through Penn Commons, to Irvine Auditorium.

 


 

Inauguration Ceremony

Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
10 - 11:30 a.m.

By Invitation, No Bags Permitted

Public Viewing

A livestream of the event will be available on the webcast page of this site. Members of the Penn community are also invited to view the livestream together under a tent at Penn Commons, next to Irvine Auditorium. Arrive by 9:30 a.m. to welcome the academic procession.

 Webcast

 


 

Let’s Celebrate!

Picnic and Concert at College Green

Blanche P. Levy Park
Entrances at 34th and Walnut Streets and 36th Street and Locust Walk
Noon - 2 p.m.

Head to the heart of campus to celebrate Inauguration Day with good food, fun giveaways, and live music from two of President Magill’s favorites. Enjoy some of the best of the local food scene, including signature bites from CookNSolo restaurants (Zahav, Federal Donuts, Goldie, and more), picnic fare from Neuman’s Kitchen, and a scoop of a specially made ice cream by Philadelphia’s own Bassetts: Penn-augural Berry Chocolate Chunk.

Registration
Registration is required. The event is open to the Penn community and special invited guests. No bags permitted. You will need to bring your registration confirmation QR code and Penn ID for entry. Please also see the list of prohibited items.

Musical Guests

Portrait of recording artist Jeff Tweedy

Jeff Tweedy

As the founding member and leader of the Grammy Award-winning American rock band Wilco, and before that the cofounder of the alt‐country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians, and performers. He has released three solo albums, written original songs for 11 Wilco albums, and is the author of two New York Times Best Sellers: “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, etc.” and “How To Write One Song.” Tweedy’s third and most recent solo album, “Love Is The King,” was released in 2020.

Official press image of recording artist Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow

Celebrated musician, singer, and songwriter Sheryl Crow is a nine-time Grammy Award recipient. Her first nine studio albums have sold 35 million copies worldwide; seven of them charted in the Top 10 and five were certified for Multi-Platinum sales. In addition to such No. 1 hits as “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up the Sun,” and “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” Crow has lofted 40 singles into the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40, and Hot Country Songs charts, with more No. 1 Triple A singles than any other female artist. Her most recent studio album is titled “Threads.”

Academic Symposium

President Magill in conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan

Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
2:30 - 4 p.m.

By Invitation, No Bags Permitted

Public Viewing

A livestream of the event will be available on the webcast page of this site.
Members of the Penn community are also invited to view the symposium together under a tent at Penn Commons,
next to Irvine Auditorium.

Portrait of Associate Justice Elena Kagan

Associate Justice Elena Kagan was born in New York City on April 28, 1960. She received an A.B. from Princeton in 1981, an M. Phil. from Oxford in 1983, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986. She clerked for Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1986-1987 and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court during the 1987 Term. After briefly practicing law at a Washington, D.C., law firm, she became a law professor, first at the University of Chicago Law School and later at Harvard Law School. She also served for four years in the Clinton Administration, as associate counsel to the president and then as deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy. Between 2003 and 2009, she served as the dean of Harvard Law School. In 2009, President Obama nominated her as the Solicitor General of the United States. A year later, President Obama nominated her as an associate justice of the Supreme Court on May 10, 2010. She took her seat on August 7, 2010.

Saturday

October 22, 2022

President Magill with her dog, Olive, on Locust Walk

Walk with Olive
8 a.m.

Join President Magill and her Goldendoodle Olive, along with the Quaker mascot, the Penn Band, student athletes, and members of the Division of Public Safety and the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, for a walk through campus (starting at 38th and Locust Walk) to Franklin Field where the Penn Relays 5K will kick off. Bring your own pup along for the fun!

Register

penn relay athletes on franklin field

Penn Relays 5K
8:30 a.m.

The Penn community is invited to participate in an organized 5K around Penn Park, beginning and ending at the iconic Franklin Field, 235 South 33rd Street.

An associated 1-mile fun run/walk is also available. Registration is now open.

Register

Other Weekend Happenings

penn arts and culture press tour at the museum

Experience Arts & Culture at Penn

Creative expression of all kinds flourishes at Penn. Take advantage of the University’s highly regarded centers of art and cultural excellence while you’re here.

 

homecoming weekend on locust walk with students gathering

Homecoming Weekend

Join Penn alumni and friends October 21-23 for a special Homecoming
celebration. The weekend features a slew of activities and events.

"The Penn presidency is one of the most complicated and demanding in higher education, and there are very few people anywhere in the world with the skills that this job demands, but through a thorough search process informed by input from all University constituencies, we found exactly the right person. Liz Magill is an extraordinarily accomplished academic leader. "

- - Scott L. Bok, Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees