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Presidential Inauguration

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Location: Fresno Main Campus

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Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

Friday, March 31, 2023
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Fresno Pacific University, Special Events Center, Main Campus

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Your RSVP of your planned attendance or regret of being unable to attend helps us greatly plan and best prepare.

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University Picnic

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Campus Green, Main Campus
A picnic lunch on the campus green will be hosted following the inauguration ceremony.

Fresno Pacific University, Main Campus
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, California

Read more about President Stephens, Ph.D., and his leadership style in the article from the latest issue of Pacific magazine.

Join in the Celebration!

You're invited to leave a note of congratulations, encouragement, prayer or a verse for President Stephens and First Lady, Beth Stephens. Your words, no matter the length will be appreciated! The posts will be collected and provided to President Stephens and Beth. Join in the celebration by adding your own post on our online board!

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Permits will not be required to park in any parking lots on campus on the day of the inauguration ceremony. You are invited to park in any parking lot on campus, however, reserved handicapped parking in all lots will still be enforced. Please take a moment to review the campus map found here and note the ceremony location and nearby parking lots. The ceremony is being held in the Special Events Center, located off of Winery Avenue, with the closest parking lots being on the corner of Hamilton and Winery (Lots F and H).

Parking Lot E, located on Heaton Avenue, will be reserved parking for those participating in the academic processional.

Academic/Ceremony Processional

President Stephens invites delegates from institutions of higher education and current/emeriti members of Fresno Pacific Board of Trustees to participate in the ceremony’s processional. If you plan to participate in the academic processional, please be sure to indicate that when you RSVP.

Those participating in the academic processional are requested to wear and provide their own academic regalia and be in the lineup location on campus by 9:00 a.m. Parking Lot E, located on Heaton Avenue, will be reserved parking for those participating in the academic processional.

Additional details regarding the lineup for the procession, including location and parking details, can be found here.

Hotel Accommodations

Located near the Fresno/Yosemite International Airport and only 10 minutes from the main campus of Fresno Pacific. Mention Fresno Pacific to receive a 20% discount as a guest of FPU!