2017 GW Presidential Inauguration


Join GW trustees, faculty, students, staff, and alumni for the inauguration of


Thomas J. LeBlanc


as the 17th President of the George Washington University.







Watch the Inauguration Ceremony



Watch LeBlanc Live






Schedule of Inauguration Events



2017 GW Presidential Inauguration

Student Brunch with
President LeBlanc

Sunday, November 12
11:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

Mount Vernon Campus
2100 Foxhall Road, NW

Students are invited to Mount Vernon campus for free brunch and music in the West Hall Courtyard and Pelham Commons. The Vern Express will be running on a weekday schedule for this event.


GW Presidential Inauguration 2017

Inauguration Ceremony for President Thomas J. LeBlanc

Monday, November 13
10:00 — 11:30 a.m.
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd Street, NW


The Inauguration Ceremony will bring together GW’s global community—trustees, faculty, students, staff, and alumni—as well as distinguished visitors to celebrate the installation of Thomas LeBlanc as the 17th president of the George Washington University.

Watch the Ceremony



Students Meet President LeBlanc on his First Day

Welcome President LeBlanc

An Inaugural Celebration with President LeBlanc at SEH

Monday, November 13
12:00 — 3:00 p.m.
Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd Street, NW


A celebratory reception will take place throughout the SEH and feature a musical performance by the GW Jazz All-Stars, light refreshments, showcases of academic scholarship, works of art by the GW community and displays of George Washington’s last will and testament and Bible.



2017 GW Presidential Inauguration

Library of Congress Dinner

By Invitation

Monday, November 13

7:00 p.m.
Library of Congress



President LeBlanc Speaks to the GW Community

President LeBlanc Live

A Global, Livestreamed Conversation with GW's New President

Tuesday, November 14
10:00 — 11:30 a.m.

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street, NW

Join Frank Sesno as he hosts President Thomas LeBlanc at a 21st century tech town hall with GW students and alumni throughout the continental United States and around the world. Frank Sesno is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, director of GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs.

Watch the Event


F Street House

Faculty Open House with President & Mrs. LeBlanc


Tuesday, November 14
3:00 — 6:00 p.m.

F Street House
1925 F Street, NW

Faculty will join President and Mrs. LeBlanc at the F Street house for an open house and reception.