Welcome Delegates

Inauguration Graphic

We are honored to welcome delegates from various colleges and universities to Trinity University on Saturday, February 11, 2022, for the inauguration of Vanessa B. Beasley, Ph.D. as our 20th president.

As a delegate/representative, you are specially invited to participate in the academic procession for the Inauguration Ceremony and to attend the all campus reception and luncheon at the conclusion of the investiture.

Once you RSVP you will be emailed detailed instructions regarding your schedule of events on Saturday, February 11, 2023.

Investiture Location

Laurie Auditorium

Address: One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212

Reception Location:
Magic Stones

Find more information about:

  • Venue information
  • General parking 
  • Accessibility accommodations

Laurie Auditorium website

Download map (PDF)

Parking and Transportation

Handicap Parking

Handicap parking is available on the Orange Level of Laurie Parking Garage.

Guests can then take either elevator to the 3rd-floor foyer and enter Laurie Auditorium from Door 2 or 6.  Ushers will be present to accommodate you. 

Parking and Campus Map

Best option (recommended):
The University’s primary parking lots are located at Alamo Stadium and Laurie Auditorium, and are likely your best option for parking on the day of the event.

Additional parking:
There is very limited parking near the Chapel and near Dicke Hall. Due to the number of visitors to campus on Saturday, February 11th, we anticipate that parking may present a challenge. If you drive to campus, please park in any non-reserved spot that is available.

Note that parking in handicapped spaces is reserved for those with an appropriate parking pass. Please view the campus map to navigate to these parking areas.

Check-in and Processional Attire

Registration and Check in

Those arriving earlier in the day to attend the Service of Awakening and Reflection at 7:30 a.m. are invited to drop their regalia off at Dicke Hall beginning at 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 11.

Regular check in will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Robing Areas and Breakfast

We kindly ask that all Delegates report to Dicke Hall on Saturday, February 11th at 8:00 a.m. to check in and enjoy a continental breakfast with refreshments.

Academic Attire

Please bring proper Regalia for the processional. Selection of outfits to wear under your regalia is entirely at your discretion.

Processional Line Up

All delegates will line up at 9:30 a.m. prior to the start of the processional.

Schedule of Events

  • If you’re planning to attend any of the community events, please see the Schedule of Events for the inaugural week. 

Friday, February 10 

7:00 p.m.  |  Harmony Ignited: Inauguration Concert 

Location: Laurie Auditorium

The inaugural showcase concert features two Trinity University ensembles and shows us how imagination brings music to life. 

A reception will immediately follow the concert.

Saturday, February 11 

7:30 a.m.  |  Reflection Ignited: Service of Awakening and Reflection  

Location: Margarite B. Parker Chapel

The Trinity University chaplain offers a 30-minute service of awakening and reflection in preparation for the investiture’s formal events.

8:00 a.m.  |  Check-in and Robing for the Academic Procession  

Location: Dicke Hall

We kindly ask that all Delegates report to Dicke Hall on Saturday, February 11th at 8:00 a.m. to check in and enjoy a continental breakfast with refreshments.

9:30 a.m.  |  Procession line-up  

Location: Dicke Hall

Prepare to line up for the procession to Laurie Auditorium.

10:00 a.m.  |  Academic Procession  

Delegates will begin the procession from Dicke Hall to Laurie Auditorium for the ceremony.

10:30 a.m.  |  Investiture Ceremony  

Location: Laurie Auditorium

Celebrate the installation of President Vanessa B. Beasley, Ph.D., as Trinity University’s 20th president.

11:45 a.m.  |  Campus Reception

Location: Magic Stones

The campus reception will take place immediately following the ceremony.

1:00 p.m.  |  Investiture Luncheon

Location: Laurie Auditorium

Delegates and special guests are invited to join in a celebratory luncheon after the investiture.


Hotel Accommodations

Please see the list of recommended hotels should you choose to stay at one for the duration of this event..


Conferences & Special Programs can be reached by calling (210) 999-7601 if you require assistance.

Internet Access

Please utilize TUGuest on your personal devices.

Lost and Found

Robing rooms will be secured and monitored by TUPD through the duration of Saturday’s events. Should you need lost and found after the event, please call (210) 999 - 7070.