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C. L. Max Nikias Inauguration


Staff Participation

We urge all available current and retired staff to attend the installation ceremony on Friday, October 15. Because university operations will not cease during the ceremony, please check with your supervisor before confirming your attendance at (Code: Staff).

A reception will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Argue Plaza, next to the Alumni House; all staff are invited to attend. At 9:30 a.m., staff 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.


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