Presidential Inauguration

Join the San Jose State University community at the inauguration of Mary A. Papazian, Ph.D.

The inauguration of Mary Papzian at San Jose State University

Inauguration Ceremony

May 4, 2017
9:30 a.m.
Tower Lawn, SJSU Campus

Ceremony RSVP

or call University Advancement Events at 408-924-6517.


RSVP by April 27


Academic Procession

Individuals wishing to participate in the inauguration ceremony, including faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as representatives and delegates from learned societies and other universities, may wear academic apparel and participate in the academic procession.

Procession Registration

or email inauguration-group@sjsu.edu and include the name of the institution represented.


This event is wheelchair accessible and will be streamed live on the web.
For accessibility accommodations, please email inauguration-group@sjsu.edu.



Inauguration Events

All events are open to the public. For event updates, please call 408-924-6517.

Saturday, April 8 - Saturday, July 8

Exhibit: Beethoven@Home

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Fifth Floor, Room 580, Beethoven Center
This is a free event

Monday, April 24 - Friday, May 5

Traveling Exhibit: They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief

Diaz Compean Student Union Lounge by Starbucks
This is a free event

Sunday, April 30

Film Screening: They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief

4 p.m. | Diaz Compean Student Union Theater

Reserve tickets to the film screening of They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief
This is a free event

Monday, May 1

Guest Lecture: Dr. Charles Benjamin, President, Near East Foundation

Noon | Diaz Compean Student Union Room 3A/B
This is a free event

Jazz Orchestra Concert

7:30 p.m. | Hammer Theatre Center

Tuesday, May 2

Film Screening: The Promise

7:30 p.m. | Century Oakridge 20

Reserve tickets to the film screening of The Promise
This is a free event

Brass Ensemble Concert

7:30 p.m. | Music Building Concert Hall

Wednesday, May 3

Legacy of Poetry Day

5 p.m. | Hammer Theatre Center
This is a free event

Spring Glee Concert

7:30 p.m. | Music Building Concert Hall

Thursday, May 4

Inauguration Ceremony

9:30 a.m. | Tower Lawn

Community Reception

11 a.m. | Tower Lawn
Inauguration events are free

Inspiration to Innovation Gala

6 p.m. | Event Center

Friday, May 5

College of Science Student Research Day

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Duncan Hall
This is a free event

Wind Ensemble Concert

7:30 p.m. | Music Building Concert Hall



Parking and Directions

Parking will be available in the South Parking Garage at the corner of Seventh and San Salvador streets.

From I-280

Take Seventh Street exit and continue onto Seventh Street toward SJSU’s main campus. The South Parking Garage entrance will be ahead.

From US-101

Take Highway 101 to the Highway 280 North interchange. From Highway 280, take the Seventh Street exit north and make a right turn. The South Parking Garage will be ahead.

From Highway 880/17

Take Highway 880/17 to the Highway 280 South interchange. From Highway 280 South, take the Seventh Street exit north and make a left turn. The South Parking Garage will be ahead.