Presidential Inauguration

The inauguration of Mary A. Papazian, Ph.D.


Inauguration Ceremony

May 4, 2017
Tower Lawn, SJSU Campus

Inaugural Address (PDF)


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Inauguration Events

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

Through 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

Through Tuesday, May 30

Exhibit: Lao Baixing, Finding Beauty in Ordinary People in China [PDF]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Fifth Floor, Cultural Heritage Center
This is a free event

Through Saturday, July 8

Exhibit: Beethoven@Home

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Fifth Floor, Room 580, Beethoven Center
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

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.