Inauguration of MIT President L. Rafael Reif - Event Information

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 10:00am

Join the MIT Community as we celebrate the Inauguration of L. Rafael Reif

MIT Dome from Killian Court

Thursday, Sept. 20

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Inaugural Celebration Symposium

A Globally Engaged MIT

Kresge Auditorium

Open to all; no registration required



Inaugural Celebration Concert

An Evening with Caracas Brass

Sponsored by the MIT Council for the Arts
Kresge Auditorium*

*Please note that online registration for the concert is now closed. If you wish to attend but do not have a ticket, please look for the designated stand-by seating area in Kresge Lobby before the start of the concert. Tickets will be redistributed as they become available.

Friday, Sept. 21

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Future of Education

Presented in partnership with the Alumni Leadership Conference

2:30 pm Killian Court - the inauguration of L. Rafael Reif ceremony


This week marks the inauguration of MIT President L. Rafael Reif — on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 — bringing the whole MIT community together. There will be a number of associated events from Sept. 19 through Saturday, Sept. 22 enumerated below and on the Inauguration website and the MIT News Office article. Members of the MIT community including faculty, staff, students, alumni and their families are invited to attend.  The MIT News Office article content is posted below.

The MIT community is invited to participate in and contribute to the Inauguration 2012 activities taking place from September 19-22. In addition to the ceremony at 2:30 pm on Friday afternoon, there are open symposia (no registration required) on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings — plus a community festival for faculty, staff, students, alumni and their families on Saturday, Sept. 22. All of these events and activities are open to the entire MIT community.

You can also contribute your experience, skills and abilities to the festivities. The MIT community is invited to submit proposals or register to:

>Present a three-minute talk during the opening session of A Globally Engaged MIT Symposium drawing attention to your MIT international program, center, activity, or idea for the future;

>Run the Beaver Dash: 5k and a few smoots, to benefit Habitat for Humanity;

>Play the Around the Dome Campus Quest, a campus-wide hunt for teams of 3–6 players;

>Volunteer Further details on how to participate in the full set of events are available online.

Please join us during Inauguration 2012 as we honor the Institute's tradition of education and research as "One Community / Together in Service."