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Chancellor Davenport’s Investiture

This week, we all have an opportunity to share in a rare event that will become part of UT’s history—Chancellor Davenport’s investiture. A revered tradition, the investiture is a formal academic ceremony to introduce a new campus leader and allow the new chancellor an opportunity to publicly share his or her vision.

The celebration begins at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, with a tree planting ceremony in Circle Park. The investiture ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 13, in Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building, with a reception following.

The campus community is invited to attend both ceremonies.

There is a lot of information on the investiture webpages of the chancellor’s site. We invite you to leave a message for Chancellor Davenport, learn more about the ceremony and why you should attend, the history of the ceremony at UT, and the symbols and traditions associated with investiture.