About the Inauguration

The academic procession and exercises reflect the traditions of the founding of the College in 1701 by a group of scholarly clergymen and its growth into a university.

Today, the Yale community has grown to comprise many people—with many aspirations and ideas, representing many experiences and beliefs, hailing from many cultures and backgrounds. Each person brings a unique perspective to the campus, producing a conversation that is uniquely Yale. Being a part of this community is deeper than just the common experience of the exploration of knowledge—the Yale connection is one of kinship and a shared spirit of inspiration.

The inaugural theme is a celebration of the diversity of our community and the unifying spirit of inspiration that draws us all together. On the weekend of October 13, we will come together to celebrate the installation of Yale’s twenty-third President and the best that the University represents.