Dr. Birge with graduating student

Inauguration of the

12th President of MCLA

James F. Birge, Ph.D.

Friday, April 21, 2017, 2 pm

Church Street Center

Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium

Inauguration Schedule of Events


All Week

SAC Spring Week all week



Monday, April 17

Patriot’s Day – no classes, offices closed

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

8:00 pm

Admissions Preview Day

Student Activities Council Spring Show--Comedian Pete Davidson From SNL. This event is open only to MCLA students with an ID


Tuesday, April 18

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

1:30 pm

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Student Government Elections

Lacrosse Game, Zavatarro Athletic Complex

Berkshire Alumni Social with President Birge* at Public Eat + Drink


Wednesday, April 19

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Student Government Elections

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Induction Ceremony, Murdock Hall Room 218

Admissions Overnight Program

Feigenbaum Leads Initiative Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge, Feigenbaum Center for Science & Innovation, Room 121


Thursday, April 20

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

4:00 pm 

7:00 pm

Undergraduate Research Conference, in Murdock Hall, Bowman Hall, and Venable Gymnasium

Circle Talk with Akilah Edgerton in Multicultural Resource Education Center

Green Living Seminar lecture, Feigenbaum Center for Science & Innovation, Room 121


Friday, April 21

2:00 pm

3:15 pm


Inauguration Ceremony, Church Street Center, Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium

MCLA Community Reception in the Amsler Campus Center Marketplace / Centennial Room


Saturday, April 22

9:00 am

10:00 am

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

12:00 - 4:00 pm

1:30 pm

3:00 pm

Alumni Association Board Meeting, Murdock Hall rm 218

Delta Mu Delta induction ceremony, CSC Social Hall

Community Art Mural Project, Campus Center walkway to the Quad

Admissions Preview Day

SAC Spring Fest

Lacrosse Game, Zavatarro Athletic Complex

A Chance to Dance: Jazz Funk in the Dance Complex

* invited guests only