General Inauguration Information

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Parking will be reserved on Chapel Green for trustees, academic delegates and other guests.* Campus safety officers and staff will be on hand to provide assistance. A limited number of handicapped spaces is available behind Blaustein. If you will need one of these spaces, please let us know in advance by calling Joan Ainscough at 860-439-5356 or emailing

Special needs requests

Requests for accommodation for a disability at the Inauguration should be addressed to the Office of Events and Catering by telephone (860-439-5356), or email

Accommodations include:

  • physical access modifications, seating, interpreter services, assistive listening devices or other special needs
  • parking accomodations
  • requests for wheelchairs

Rain plan

In case of bad weather, a decision to implement the rain plan will be made before 7 a.m. on Saturday. Call the weather hotline at (860) 439-5000 after 7 a.m. for detailed instructions, including specific assembly locations in Cummings Arts Center.

* Under the rain plan, the Chapel Green will not be available for parking. Instead, parking will be reserved in front of Palmer Auditorium and in the south lot next to the Williams School. As you approach Palmer Auditorium, please indicate to campus safety officers or alumni ambassadors that you are part of the procession, and they will guide you to parking.

Also in case of rain, robing and assembly will be moved to Cummings Arts Center and the procession will take place under cover from Cummings Arts Center to Palmer Auditorium. The Friday and Saturday panels will remain in Ernst Common Room.

Lodging and dining in the local area

The College maintains as a courtesy to its visitors a listing of area restaurants and lodging.  

Questions? Email or call 860-439-5243.