Inauguration Events

A Toast to Augusta University

President Brooks Keel & First Lady Tammie Schalue cordially invite you to join them for A Celebration of Our History and a Look to Our Future Sunday, April 24, 2016 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The Russell A. Blanchard Fountain, Augusta University...

Hospital Day

Monday, April 25 President Brooks A. Keel will meet clinical staff throughout the day visiting across the health system to share his appreciation for their dedication and hard work.

Student Ice Cream Social

Monday, April 25 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Douglas Bernard Jr. Amphitheatre 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia Students are invited to enjoy free ice cream with President Brooks A. Keel to celebrate Inauguration Week and Student Government Association...

Student Question & Answer Session with President Keel

Monday, April 25 at 4 p.m. Education Commons, GB1120-D All students are invited to a Q&A session with President Brooks A. Keel. Students at satellite campuses can watch via augusta.edu/stream and submit their questions via Twitter using #AskKeel.

President’s Research Symposium

Celebrating the Impact of Our History Spotlight on Endocrinology Tuesday, April 26, 2016 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Xytex Corporation The Augusta University President’s Research Symposium celebrates the impact of Augusta University’s long...

Investiture Ceremony

The Inaugural Celebration and Investiture of Augusta University’s First President, Brooks A. Keel Wednesday, April 27 at 2 p.m. The Augusta Convention Center (TEE Center) 901 Reynolds Street, Augusta, Georgia Reception immediately following Shuttle...

Class of 2016 Senior Celebration

Thursday, April 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Grove, Summerville Campus All 2016 graduating seniors are invited to join President Brooks A. Keel and the Augusta University Alumni Association for this food- and fun-filled event as they are welcomed, for the...

Arsenal Oak Celebration and Dedication

Friday, April 29, at 1 p.m. In front of the Benet House, Summerville Campus The famed Arsenal Oak was a longtime symbol of Augusta’s roots and the rich history of its university. The 250-year-old oak was cut down in 2004 after succumbing to disease...

Augusta University Baseball

Augusta vs. Georgia College Friday, April 29 at 3 p.m. Forest Hills Campus Come and cheer on the Augusta University Jags as they play against the Georgia College Bobcats!  Watch the newly inaugurated President Brooks A. Keel throw out the first...

Inauguration Highlights

Live Streaming Rooms

Rooms have been scheduled to view live streaming of the presidential investiture ceremony on both the Health Sciences and Summerville Campuses beginning at 2 p.m. this afternoon:

  • Summerville: Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC) Ballroom
  • Health Sciences: J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons, room GB-1110C

What is an investiture?

Defined as the “act or ceremony of conferring the authority and symbols of a high office,” an investiture is an academic ceremony in which a new leader is “vested” with the official powers of office. Held during a president’s first year in office, an investiture provides an opportunity to welcome a new chapter in a university’s history and celebrate as a community.

In short: “Inauguration” refers to events planned to celebrate a new president, “installation” is the actual moment the new president assumes office and an “investiture” is the ceremony itself.

Alumni Weekend Events

Join us for Alumni Weekend, a fun-filled celebration where alumni and friends come back to where it all began in Augusta, Georgia, to reconnect, reminisce and learn about the tremendous progress and exciting plans for Augusta University. Access everything you need for Alumni Weekend, including an up-to-date weekend schedule, event information and accommodations.