Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to register?
Thursday and Friday’s public events are open to all. If you have been invited to process in the inauguration ceremony, you will be required to register. Should you need additional information, please email the Inauguration Committee at or call (607) 255-6347. We look forward to celebrating with you on the Hill!

Is there a charge/fee for any of the activities?
No, all public events related to the inauguration are free of charge.

Are the events ticketed?
No, there are no tickets for any of the public inauguration events, but please keep in mind that entry and seating are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Where can I find hotel accommodations?
Information on accommodations in the Ithaca area, including details on rates and availability, can be found at

Are children welcome?
Children are welcome to attend all public inauguration events.

Where do I park?
Because classes will be in session during the inauguration events, parking spaces on campus will be extremely limited. If you are a visitor to Ithaca and will have a vehicle with you, we strongly recommend that you leave it at your lodging facility and take advantage of any free transportation the facility provides. More details regarding parking and buses will be added to this site later this summer.

Will there be seating at the various activities?
Yes, seating will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have any specific accessibility needs, please contact the Inauguration Committee at

I am a delegate representing an academic institution, learned or professional society; do I need to bring my own regalia for the procession?
Yes, delegates from other institutions are responsible for providing their own regalia for the Installation procession.

Whom do I contact with additional questions?
Questions and concerns should be shared with the Inauguration Committee at