The Inauguration of President Bergeron


On Saturday, April 5, the College community, alumni, family, friends, and distinguished guests gathered for the Inauguration of Katherine Bergeron as the 11th president of Connecticut College. The day also marked the 103rd anniversary of the founding of the College.

"There is something audacious about great teachers and mentors: they dare you to imagine, and to achieve, more than you ever thought possible, simply by believing in you, in your human capacity for becoming something greater. This is a simple gift that you can never pay back, but you can pay it forward, and I feel so deeply fortunate to be leading a college with a mission to do exactly that," Bergeron said in her inaugural address.

Memorable events tied to the Inauguration included receptions with the local community, faculty and students, as well as academic panels. The formal installation ceremony will be remembered for its music and laughter.

Click the links below to see highlights from the weekend, or visit our Inauguration page for the schedule of events, photos, videos and a social media recap.