Inauguration Events Schedule


Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 3

Be Kind, Leave Food Behind: University-Wide Food Drive
As we prepare to celebrate the inauguration of President Judy Olian, and look toward the summer and the start of another school year, we’re calling on all students, faculty and staff to give back to their community.

Students, as you leave for summer break, donate your unused nonperishable food at any of the 170 locations inside the residence halls on Mount Carmel and York Hill Campuses from May 3 to May 10.

Faculty and staff, bring nonperishable food items to donate to our community at the following drop-off locations from April 29 to May 3:

  • Carl Hansen Student Center
  • Human Resources building
  • Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum
  • People’s United Center lobby
  • Recreation Center lobby
  • Rocky Top Student Center
  • School of Law lobby
  • School of Medicine lobby

Events Schedule Continued

Tuesday, April 30

2–3:15 p.m. — A Taste of the Arts
A Taste of the Arts will showcase our theater, music, visual arts and game design students through various visual and sensory experiences of stage, music, art and interactive video games.
Seating is limited for this event and advance registration is required. 
Theatre Arts Center, 515 Sherman Ave., Hamden

2–3:15 p.m. — Innovation Expo: Explore Our Academic Excellence
A showcase of exciting work and projects from current students and faculty in each of our nine schools. Interactive components and presentations will bring to life how our students are preparing for the evolving careers of the 21st century.
Carl Hansen Student Center, Mount Carmel Campus

4–5:30 p.m. — TEDxQuinnipiacU
This suite of TEDx talks from multiple disciplines will be delivered by Quinnipiac University’s faculty, students and alumni and promises to foster learning, inspiration and wonder. Topics include health care, sociology, economics and political science:

“How is Your Doctor Doing?”
Laura Cantu, MD ’22

“A Politics of the Public Good”
Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Director of the Global Engagement Fellows Program

“A Natural Systems Approach to Local Economic Development”
Anthony Allen ’13, MBA ’14

“Redefining Support for Families of Individuals with Autism”
Kimberly Addon ’18, MOT ’20

Clarice L. Buckman Theater, Mount Carmel Campus

Events Schedule Continued

Wednesday, May 1: Day of Inauguration

9:30–10 a.m. — Inauguration delegate and VIP check-in
Further information will be distributed in the delegate packet.

10:30 a.m. — Procession lineup
People’s United Center, York Hill Campus

11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. — Inauguration Ceremony
Join us for the historic inauguration of Judy D. Olian, Quinnipiac’s 9th president.
People’s United Center, York Hill Campus

12:30–1:30 p.m. — Inauguration Community Celebration Reception
Rocky Top Student Center, York Hill Campus

12:30–1:30 p.m. — Splashes of Hope Mural
Participate in our interactive mural painting program. The completed mural will be installed at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital as a gift from the Quinnipiac community.
Rocky Top Student Center, York Hill Campus

1:45–3 p.m. — Faculty Talks
A series of three engaging lectures, featuring:

“The Future of American Democracy”
Khalilah Brown-Dean, Associate Professor of Political Science

“The Future of Entrepreneurial Education”
Fred McKinney, Carlton Highsmith Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine: The Future of Nutrition”
Dana White, Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine

Rocky Top Student Center, York Hill Campus