The Inauguration of President Laurie A. Carter

The Inauguration of President Laurie A. Carter

Schedule of Events

Friday
May
13
Saturday
May
14

Delegate Reception; Regalia and Ticket Pickup

Friday, May 13
5p.m. - 6:30p.m. Central | Music-Drama Center Lobby


All delegates should attend this reception to receive their regalia and/or tickets ahead of the Inauguration Ceremony.

Inauguration Ceremony & Celebration

Friday, May 13
7p.m. - 10p.m. Central | Memorial Chapel


Join us for a light-filled ceremony in Memorial Chapel, followed by a celebration in the Conservatory's Music-Drama building.

Inauguration Ceremony tickets are limited and require advanced registration. The ceremony will also be livestreamed at go.lawrence.edu/inauguration.

Harrison Symposium

Saturday, May 14
9a.m. - 12:30p.m. Central | Main Hall

Lawrence University Black Alumni Network (LUBAN) Brunch

Saturday, May 14
10a.m. - 11:30a.m. Central | Warch Campus Center


All Black alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to a special brunch honoring President Carter, Lawrence University’s first Black President.

This event was originally scheduled for 3 p.m. but has been rescheduled for 10 a.m.

LU Presidential History Exhibit

Saturday, May 14
10a.m. - 4p.m. Central | Seeley G. Mudd Library

Print and Ceramic Sale

Saturday, May 14
10a.m. - 4p.m. Central | Wriston Art Center

Wriston Art Galleries Open

Saturday, May 14
10a.m. - 4p.m. Central | Wriston Art Center

Wriston Galleries Tour

Saturday, May 14
11a.m. - 12p.m. Central |


Spring Exhibitions:

  • I picture you, Puerto Rico: a Trigueñitas love letter to PE-ERRE
  • The Kathleen R. and Robert K. Bourne Collection of Inuit and Northwest Coast Art
  • Nirmal Raja and Lois Bielefeld: On Belonging

Brighter Together Picnic

Saturday, May 14
11a.m. - 2p.m. Central | Main Hall Green


Lawrence University is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its founding in 1847. Established six years before Appleton would be incorporated as a municipality, we are a combined community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends throughout the Fox Cities. Anchored by a picnic on Main Hall Green, come honor our shared history and celebrate a bright future through a curated collection of presentations, performances, and gatherings across campus.

Faculty/Alumni Talks

Saturday, May 14
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. Central | Various locations on campus

Welcome Reception

Saturday, May 14
1p.m. - 2p.m. Central | Warch Campus Center


Members of the President’s Advisory Council, Alumni Board, and the Conservatory Innovation Collective are invited to connect with and celebrate President Carter at this special reception.

Multi-Faith Observance

Saturday, May 14
2:15p.m. - 3p.m. Central | Main Hall Green

Spring Term Production towards precipice + glacier

Saturday, May 14
3p.m. - 8p.m. Central | Stansbury Theatre


Please note: there are two performances, one at 3 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m. You will be prompted to select a time when you sign up for the event.

A multimedia exploration into forces that have shaped this land, and us. A devised work created through a student and faculty collaborative process. An ever-shifting environment of live sound, movement + text, the rise and fall of landscapes past and present.

In addition to your event registration, tickets are required to attend this performance. You can purchase tickets at go.lawrence.edu/tickets. Please use the discount code Brighter Together.

Jazz Series: Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet

Saturday, May 14
8p.m. - 9:30p.m. Central | Memorial Chapel


Mark Guiliana has become recognized as one of the world’s leading drummers, admired and in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse, and individual sound. He has been in the vanguard of drummers creating a new vernacular on the instrument, blending virtuosity on acoustic drums with artfully deployed electronic beats and processing.

In addition to your event registration, tickets are required to attend this performance. You can purchase tickets at go.lawrence.edu/tickets. Please use the discount code Brighter Together.