Class of 2023 encouraged to ‘build a better world’
The April 5 Inauguration of Connecticut College’s 11th president, Katherine Bergeron, will be a momentous occasion for the entire community. But the festivities aren’t limited to that day’s ceremony. The College is hosting many events at which staff, faculty, students, alumni, guests and members of the local community can celebrate.
Inauguration events open to the public include the following:
“Strong Foundations: Celebrating a Century of Connecticut College”
An exhibit of photos and artifacts showcasing the accomplishments of the presidents who have presided over the College since its founding in 1911.
Through Monday, June 2 | Charles E. Shain Library Exhibition Area
“The Arts in the Digital Age”
Student, faculty and alumni panelists will share their experiences with technological advances that have made it possible for people to make and share creative work, and the effects of technology on the arts in contemporary culture.
Friday, April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center
“An Evening of Voice and Community”
Performances by Connecticut College students and faculty and members of the local community.
Friday, April 4 | 8:30-9:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center
Intercollegiate Tennis Association/NCAA Match vs. Mount Holyoke College
Saturday, April 5 | 10:30 a.m. | South Tennis Courts
The ceremony will include an Inaugural address by President Katherine Bergeron, “Transplanted By a River,” and a keynote speech by Ruth J. Simmons, President Emerita and Professor of Comparative Literature and Africana Studies, Brown University. Doors open at 10 a.m. and a musical prelude will begin at 10:25 a.m.
Saturday, April 5 | 11 a.m. | Palmer Auditorium
NCAA/NESCAC Game vs. Bowdoin
Saturday, April 5 | 1 p.m. | Lyn & David Silfen Track and Field
“The World Is Our Home: Higher Education in Local/Global Communities”
Student, faculty and alumni panelists will discuss the growing need for individuals to broaden the scope of their engagement and how institutions like Connecticut College can encourage and prepare students to be global citizens.
Saturday, April 5 | 2-3 p.m. | Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center
Intercollegiate Tennis Association/NCAA Match vs. Smith College
Saturday, April 5 | 3 p.m. | South Tennis Courts
Walk for the Homeless
The community is invited to participate in the seventh annual Walk for the Homeless, organized by students in the College’s Holleran Center's Certificate Program in Community Action to benefit the New London Homeless Hospitality Center.
Sunday, April 27 | 2 p.m. | New London Homeless Hospitality Center, 325 Huntington Street, New London