Hiram College

Inauguration Schedule of Events

Join us for a special schedule of events to celebrate the Presidential Inauguration of David P. Haney, Ph.D.

Please note: There has been a location change for Inauguration Ceremony. It will now take place in Hayden Auditorium, Bates Hall.


Ice Cream Social Study Break with President Haney and Lisa Baldwin

Kennedy Center, 1st floor
1 – 3 p.m.

Take a study break and stop by the Kennedy Center to congratulate President Haney and Lisa Baldwin, and enjoy ice cream treats. While there, check out the President Haney scrapbook display and enter a presidential trivia contest with a chance to win Hiram gear, gift cards, and more. 


23% Bookstore Discount

TODAY ONLY the Bookstore will be offering a 23% discount in honor of President Haney and in preparation of Spirit Day on Thursday. Show your Hiram pride and stop by today! Alumni and friends not on campus can use the code HIRAM23 at https://www.hiramcollegebookstore.com/

Spirit Day

Show your Terrier pride by wearing Hiram colors on Inauguration Day. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are encouraged to wear their blue and red and share photos on social media.

Lawton Collection 

Lobby of Bates Hall

During the 1970’s, Florian Lawton was active on Hiram’s campus, teaching students and creating insightful videos on the Amish culture in the area. Florian Lawton’s artwork is now housed in corporate and private collections, including the White House in Washington D.C. Last year, trustee of the Lawton Foundation, Kenneth Lawton, generously donated 186 pieces of Florian’s art to Hiram College. View Florian’s spectacular artwork on display alongside pieces from Hiram’s current students.

Inaugural Brunch

Dining Hall
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
*Invitation only.

Inauguration Ceremony

Hayden Auditorium, Bates Hall
1:30 p.m. Seating begins
2 p.m. Processional begins

Inaugural All-Campus Reception

Under the Hinsdale Arch
(Rain Location: Kennedy Center)
Immediately following ceremony

President’s Reception

5:30 – 7 p.m.
*Invitation only