Nov. 2, 2000
Vol. 20 No. 4

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    Celebration will follow inauguration

    President Randel will be officially installed as the University’s 12th chief executive during a special inaugural convocation at 2:30 p.m. today in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. A procession, beginning at 2 p.m., at Kovler Gymnasium at the Laboratory Schools, will precede the convocation.

    Seating in Rockefeller Chapel is available to those holding tickets, which were made available to students and staff through a ticket lottery. Although seating in the chapel is limited, all members of the campus community may watch a live telecast of the procession and ceremony in Max Palevsky Cinema and the Cloister Club in Ida Noyes Hall. As an additional viewing alternative, a live Webcast will be offered at http://inauguration.uchicago.edu.

    After the convocation, members of the University community will celebrate Randel’s installation at a party at Ida Noyes Hall and the Midway Plaisance, where a tent will house food and entertainment throughout the evening.

    Below is a schedule for the inaugural convocation and the inaugural celebration that follows the ceremony.

    Inaugural Convocation

    1:30 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel doors open for seating

    1:30 p.m., Convocation participants assemble in Kovler Gymnasium

    2 p.m., Procession from Kovler Gymnasium along 59th Street to the chapel

    2:15 p.m., Doors to Rockefeller Memorial Chapel will close

    2:30 p.m., Convocation begins

    Inaugural Celebration

    2 p.m., Inaugural Convocation telecast in Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall

    4:30 p.m., Recession from Rockefeller Memorial Chapel to a tent at Ida Noyes Hall and the Midway Plaisance

    4:45 p.m., Edgar Jannotta, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, will toast President Randel

    5 to 8 p.m., Food and entertainment, including swing dancing in the tent, jazz in the Cloister Club and other vocal and instrumental groups, in both the tent and throughout Ida Noyes Hall

    6:30 p.m., Unveiling of the Inaugural Tile Project 2000 in the lobby of Ida Noyes Hall