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Presidential Inauguration

The Inauguration of Michael H. Schill

The Northwestern University Board of Trustees invites you to join in the festivities commemorating the inauguration of Michael H. Schill, Northwestern’s 17th president.

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 2, 2023 

10 a.m. CDT
Inauguration Ceremony

Ryan Fieldhouse, Wilson Field
2333 Campus Drive
Evanston Campus

The registration deadline to attend the ceremony in person has passed. All members of the Northwestern community are invited to join the ceremony via the livestream, which will be available on this website.

Members of the community are also welcome to participate from The Block Museum of Art, where the livestream will be broadcast and light refreshments will be served.

2 p.m. CDT
Campus Community Celebration

Norris University Center East Lawn
1999 Campus Drive
Evanston Campus

Northwestern students, faculty, staff, and invited guests are welcome at a reception on the Evanston campus.

Academic Panels

Prior to the inauguration ceremony June 2, events in Chicago and Evanston will feature remarks from University leaders and faculty panelists on selected topics. All members of the Northwestern community are invited to join the events in person or via the livestreams, which will be available on this website.  Please register to attend in person by May 24.

Student Study Break

Students are invited to step away from academic pursuits and join President Schill and First Dog Max for a wellness-focused study break while also celebrating this exciting moment in our University’s history.

Illustration of max by Arch

Chill with Schill

  • When: Tuesday, May 30, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT
  • Where: Norris University Center
  • What: Activities will include food trucks, yoga classes, visits from therapy animals, DIY crafts, and exciting giveaways. Learn more on the Student Affairs website.

Travel and Accommodations

Coming to town for the inauguration events? Explore resources including hotels in Evanston and Chicago offering a discounted room rate with a booking link or code.

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Congratulate President Schill

Members of the Northwestern University community are invited to join in commemorating the inauguration of Michael H. Schill as Northwestern’s 17th president. Submit a note, photo, or video for President Schill and your message may be displayed on the inauguration website or at events throughout inauguration week.