About the Inauguration

Inauguration events for Dr. Michael R. Lovell offered the Marquette community a full range of opportunities to warmly welcome our 24th president to campus through worship, reflection and celebration.

The Inauguration celebrated Marquette's Catholic, Jesuit faith tradition and 133-year history of academic excellence in service to others while showcasing the innovative spirit of discovery and exploration that will lift Marquette to ever greater heights. The theme of the Inauguration — Ignited in faith. Alive in inquiry. Forward in service. — was inspired by the university's rich tradition of excellence, faith, leadership and service. The Inauguration reflected Marquette's commitment to extending knowledge beyond existing boundaries in pursuit of solutions for pressing problems and answers to life's deepest questions.

Read more about the Inaugural Steering Committee, Inaugural Planning Committee and Marquette University Board of Trustees.


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The Inauguration Ceremony of the 24th president of Marquette University, Dr. Michael R. Lovell was September 19

View the Inaugural Ceremony webcast


Go for a run with Dr. Lovell, meet the family, get inspired.


Use #muprez for Inauguration day updates and follow @PresLovell.


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Campus visitor information
Inauguration visitors' packet