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C. L. Max Nikias Inauguration


Community Participation

Members of the USC community are invited to attend a reception and the installation ceremony. Invitations will be sent via postal mail by August 31.

A reception will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Argue Plaza, next to the Alumni House. The invitation sent includes instructions on confirming attendance at the reception and ceremony.

At 9:30 a.m., guests 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.


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