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C. L. Max Nikias Inauguration


Alumni Participation

All USC alumni are invited to attend a reception and the installation ceremony. All alumni for whom the university has an email address on file were sent an email invitation on August 3. Please register your attendance at (Code: Alumni).

A reception for alumni will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Founders Park, next to the Bovard Administration Building. The invitation sent to all alumni includes instructions on confirming your attendance.

At 9:30 a.m., alumni will be escorted to reserved seating in Alumni Park. The processional begins at 10:00 a.m., followed immediately by the ceremony.

Installation Ceremony

The installation ceremony will begin immediately following the processional. It is at this ceremony that C. L. Max Nikias will be formally installed as the eleventh president of the university. The ceremony will end shortly before noon, at which time all delegates will march back to their original assembly points in reverse order. All guests will remain in their seats until the recessional is complete.


At noon, following the recessional, all guests are invited to attend a celebratory luncheon held in McCarthy Quad. There are no reservations necessary for this lunch - all are welcome.

Half Century Trojans

We are very proud to invite Half Century Trojans to march in the official processional at the inauguration. Half Century Trojans will receive an invitation directly from the USC Alumni Association, with details on their participation. They will gather at the Alumni House by 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 15, before being escorted to the front of Bovard Auditorium. The processional begins at 10:00 a.m., and the Half Century Trojans will march to reserved seating shortly thereafter.

The Half Century Trojans Luncheon will be held upon the conclusion of the ceremony, at 12:00 p.m. in Town and Gown. RSVPs should be sent directly to the Alumni Association.


For questions about inaugural events
USC Office of University Events
(213) 740-6786

For media inquiries
USC Media Relations
(213) 740-2215

For questions about alumni events
USC Alumni Association
(213) 740-2300