Inaugural Events

Please join us for the installation ceremony and associated events from October 4–6, 2018.


Online registration is requested for all events. Kindly confirm your attendance by Friday, September 21, 2018.


Thursday, October 4

4:30 p.m.

Keynote Lecture with Sir David Adjaye
Warner Concert Hall

5:45 p.m.

First Thursday at the Allen Memorial Art Museum
Allen Memorial Art Museum, King Sculpture Court

6:45 p.m.
Inauguration Symposium
Warner Concert Hall

This location has changed from the original schedule.

8–9 p.m.

Inauguration Concert
Finney Chapel
Concert Program

10 p.m.

’Sco Night with President Ambar’s Playlist
Dionysus Disco (The ’Sco)

Friday, October 5

1 p.m.

Undergraduate Research Open House
George R. and Ruth Schoeni Bent Corridor, Science Center

4:30 p.m.
Installation Ceremony
Finney Chapel

Ticketed event
This event will be streamed live. Visit on the date of the event.

Immediately following ceremony

Reception in Honor of President Carmen Twillie Ambar
Steps of Finney Chapel

Saturday, October 6

9 a.m.

The Mary Church Terrell Main Library Dedication
Seeley G. Mudd Learning Center

11:30 a.m.
Homecoming Tailgate Sponsored by the Heisman Club
Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex

Ticketed event

1 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game: Oberlin vs. DePauw
Bailey Field

Ticketed event

4:30 p.m.

Patricia ’63 & Merrill ’61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center Dedication

Remember to register!