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Presidential Inauguration

INAUGURAL WEEK CELEBRATION

September 29 – October 5, 2019

Join us as we celebrate our Lasallian heritage, excellence in education, and commitment to service.

Inaugural Week EventsLearn More About President ShannonAdditional Information
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Campus Mass and S’mores with the Shannons

The campus community is invited to celebrate Mass at 9:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel, followed by s’mores and fellowship at the Living Learning Center. 


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Inauguration Lecture on the Future of Higher Education

Crosstown Concourse Theater and CBU Crosstown Classrooms — Details forthcoming!
5:30 p.m. Opening Reception • 6:00 p.m. Presentation • 7:00 p.m. Conversation and Heavy Hors D’oeuvres


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1

CBU and Shannon Family Trivia Night

7:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall 
Details forthcoming.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

CBU Day of Service

2:00-4:00 p.m.

In the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the CBU community is asked to spend time giving back to others during this week of celebration. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to sign up for one of many projects around campus that will help each other and our greater Mid-South community.  Wear your CBU inauguration t-shirt and come lend a hand!
Project sign-ups forthcoming.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

CBU Campus Community Photo and Buccaneer Bash

4:30 p.m. Photoshoot on Nolan Field • 5:00 p.m. Buccaneer Bash
Details forthcoming.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

Festival of Ideas: Faculty Presenters

12:00-2:00 p.m. in the University Theater
Details forthcoming.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

Celebratory Mass and Installation Ceremony

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (1695 Central Avenue) • 1:00 p.m. 
Reception to follow the Ceremony
RSVP requested by Monday, September 16

RSVP 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

Bell Tower Gala

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception • 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Entertainment
Guesthouse at Graceland
(3600 Elvis Presley Boulevard)

All are invited to a special celebration honoring the Inauguration of our 23rd president, Mr. John T. (Jack) Shannon. 

BELL TOWER GALA: TICKETS & INFORMATION 

Presented by FedEx. 

CELEBRATING A NEW PRESIDENT

During the week of September 29 - October 5, Christian Brothers University will celebrate the inauguration of Jack Shannon as our 23rd president. Members from all parts of the CBU community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends—will join together for various events to welcome President Shannon to the CBU family.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PRESIDENT SHANNON

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Shuttle Service for Celebratory Mass and Installation Ceremony

Transportation from the CBU campus will be provided to the Celebratory Mass and Installation at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. As parking around the Cathedral will be limited, guests are encouraged to park at the CBU campus and take the shuttle to the ceremony. Shuttles will run regularly and return guests to CBU.


Accommodations

Blocks of hotel rooms at a discounted rate have been secured at the following location. Be sure to indicate you are traveling for the Christian Brothers University Presidential Inauguration when making your reservation.

HOTEL NAPOLEON
179 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN •  (901) 526-0002
Approximately 11 miles from Memphis International Airport
Approximately 4 miles from Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Approximately 5 miles from Christian Brothers University

RESERVATIONS 

GUESTHOUSE AT GRACELAND
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN • (800) 238-2000
Approximately 3 miles from Memphis International Airport
Approximately 7 miles from Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Approximately 8 miles from Christian Brothers University

RESERVATIONS 


Special Accommodations

All members of the CBU community are invited to join us for the inauguration celebrations. We have taken care to ensure all events during the Inaugural Week are accessible to everyone and will be happy to provide guidance such as the best parking options or building entrances which are the shortest distance to elevators.   
If you would like to discuss special accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact the President’s Office at (901) 321-3251 or alumni@cbu.edu.