U-M presidential inauguration set for March 7

February 13, 2023


DATE: March 7, 2023

EVENT: Santa J. Ono’s official inauguration as the University of Michigan’s 15th president will be held at Hill Auditorium. In addition to the formal, academic inauguration ceremony, the inauguration activities will feature other events, including a symposium and a community reception.

Events open to the public include:

  • 8 a.m.: Flag raising at the Law Quad
  • 9-11:30 a.m.: Symposium at Stamps Auditorium in the Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Ave.
  • 2:30 p.m.: Procession including Ingalls Mall, 881 N. University Ave., and the Diag, ending at Hill Auditorium
  • 3-4 p.m.: Ceremony at Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave.
  • 4-5:30 p.m.: Community reception at Ingalls Mall


  • Victor Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine
  • Hanna Holborn Gray, historian, former president of the University of Chicago and Yale University
  • Earl Lewis, founding director of the U-M Center for Social Solutions
  • Santa J. Ono, president of U-M

ADMISSION: Free tickets for the ceremony at Hill Auditorium are available at the Union Ticket Office

LIVESTREAMED: Symposium and ceremony