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Inauguration Schedule

Please join us for the many celebratory events during Inauguration and Community Day weekend!

Tuesday, September 10

  • 1:00 p.m. | S'more about the Scogins, sponsored by Student Congress
    President's Home Back Patio

Wednesday, September 11

  • 10:30 a.m. | Chapel Service featuring President Scogin
    Dimnent Chapel
  • 7:30 p.m. | Young Oceans Concert, sponsored by Campus Ministries
    Dimnent Chapel
    • This event is open to students and no tickets are needed

Thursday, September 12

  • 9 a.m. | International Delegate Welcome Reception & Registration
    Martha Miller Center First Floor Rotunda
    • For International Education Faculty and Staff and international delegates
  • 12–1:30 p.m. | International Delegate Luncheon
    Haworth Inn & Conference Center
    • By invitation only
  • 7 p.m. | Transformed by Hope: A Celebration of the Arts
    Hope's four arts departments are joining forces to showcase their accomplished students and faculty.
    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
    • Reception following in the lobby
    • Open to the public
  • 9–11 p.m. | Coffeehouse
    Bultman Student Center, Great Room
    • Opportunity for students to meet President Scogin

Friday, September 13

  • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Delegate Registration and Regalia Check
    Haworth Inn & Conference Center
  • 10:30 a.m. | Chapel Service
    Dimnent Chapel
  • 12–1:30 p.m. | Inauguration Luncheon
    Haworth Inn & Conference Center
    • By invitation only
    • Pre-lunch networking at 11:30 a.m.
  • 2–2:30 p.m. | Processional Line Up
    • Delegates, learned societies, trustees and platform participants: 10th Street, outside of the Haworth Inn & Conference Center (inclement weather: Donnelly Room, Haworth Inn & Conference Center)
    • Faculty: 12th Street (inclement weather: Dimnent Chapel lower level)
  • 2:30 p.m. | Inauguration Ceremony
    Dimnent Memorial Chapel
    • Alternate viewing locations: Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts and the Bultman Student Center Great Room (for students)
  • 4–6 p.m. | Post-Inauguration Celebration
    Haworth Inn & Conference Center
    • Open to the community

Saturday, September 14 | Community Day

  • 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Picnic
    Due to ground conditions, the picnic will be held inside in the DeVos Fieldhouse
    (Windmill Island Gardens is open for visitors from 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
  • 1:30 p.m. | Hope Football vs. Defiance
    Ray and Sue Smith Stadium
  • 7 p.m. | Hope Men's Soccer vs. Heidelberg
    Van Andel Soccer Stadium
  • Post-game | Fireworks
    Van Andel Soccer Stadium