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Event Schedule

Interfaith Observance

Wednesday, April 13, 5:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Hall, 401 Alderman Road

Academic Symposium

Thursday, April 14, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Old Cabell Hall

Research/Scholarship Poster Exhibit

Friday, April 8 - Friday, April 15

The Rotunda

Installation Ceremony & Reception

Friday, April 15, 3:00 p.m.

The Lawn

Cavaliers Care: A Day of Service

Saturday, April 16

U.Va. Inaugural Walk

Sunday, April 17, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Starting at The Park

Teresa A. Sullivan

An inauguration is an important inflection point in the history of a university. It is a time for the community to look inward and to consider its future. It is not about an individual, but a celebration of an institution, its values and mission.

A good way to do that is to focus inauguration events around our mission of teaching, research, public service, and health care.

The week is designed to engage students, staff, faculty, and alumni in different ways in the life of the University, whether it be through the interfaith service, the research/scholarship poster competition, the academic symposium, the day of service, or the inaugural walk. I wanted to make sure there would be something that reflects all aspects of our mission — as well as activities in which all members of our community see something for themselves.

My hope is that the range of activities will encourage broad participation in the inauguration. I know everyone here works hard on behalf of the University. April 15 should be a day on which we celebrate together our daily achievements — and our future aspirations.

- Teresa A. Sullivan

Past U.Va. Presidents

Edwin A. Alderman
Edwin A. Alderman

(1905-1931)

First President of the University of Virginia Edwin A. Alderman.

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John Lloyd Newcomb
John Lloyd Newcomb

(1931-1947)

Second President of the University of Virginia John Lloyd Newcomb.

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Colgate W. Darden Jr.
Colgate W. Darden Jr.

(1947-1959)

Third President of the University of Virginia Colgate W. Darden Jr.

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Edgar F. Shannon Jr.
Edgar F. Shannon Jr.

(1959-1974)

Fourth President of the University of Virginia Edgar F. Shannon Jr.

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Frank L. Hereford Jr.
Frank L. Hereford Jr.

(1974-1985)

Fifth President of the University of Virginia Frank L. Hereford Jr.

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Robert M. O'Neil
Robert M. O'Neil

(1985-1990)

Sixth President of the University of Virginia Robert M. O'Neil.

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John T. Casteen III
John T. Casteen III

(1990-2010)

Seventh President of the University of Virginia John T. Casteen III.

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Edwin A. Alderman
Edwin A. Alderman

(1905-1931)

First President of the University of Virginia Edwin A. Alderman.

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