Inauguration of President John Anderson
Where will you be for inauguration?
The inauguration of John Anderson, eighth president of IIT, on Tuesday, October 30, will be a momentous occasion for the university. More than 1,000 faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of IIT have sent an RSVP to attend in person, and many more will be attending virtually via remote broadcast or on the Web. As Hermann Hall Auditorium has seating for approximately 800, additional seating will be provided in Hermann Hall Ballroom where attendees can view and listen to the ceremony. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m., and it is recommended that you arrive early for the best seats in the auditorium.
To view the webcast, make sure your computer has RealPlayer 10 installed before the ceremony begins. You may also watch the webcast in room 270 of the Downtown Campus.
Transportation & parking
All main campus parking will be open and free on campus on October 30 for inauguration, except for the lot adjacent to Hermann Hall and the lot in front of Main Building, which will be closed off. The inauguration Web site provides complete details about campus shuttles, parking and public transportation options for the October 30 ceremony.
After the ceremony: Fall Festivities!
Fun fall activities will follow the inauguration ceremony, with 19 teams participating in the third annual IIT Pumpkin Launch in Siegel Field, six tents outside Crown Hall for pumpkin carving, and plenty of fall treats and refreshments. More details coming Monday in IIT Today.
A Human Resources staff member is available on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 654 of the Downtown Campus; however, there will be no representative available on Tuesday, October 30, due to President Anderson's inauguration.
The schedule of which HR staff member will be available on a given date is posted on the bulletin board outside the staff lounge on the third floor. Feel free to stop by room 654 for answers to any questions and to pick up or drop off benefits forms. If you prefer, call ext. 7-3318 to set up an appointment in advance or to arrange a different meeting time.