Inauguration Activities to Take Place in and Around Olin Library

Thursday, October 3, will be an especially active day in John M. Olin Library, as some spaces in and around the library will support activities related to the inauguration of Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.

Library users may begin to notice more foot traffic and activity than normal on October 2, as preparations for the inauguration begin and the East End Dedication draws many visitors to campus.

On October 3, activities related to the inauguration will begin at 7:00 a.m.:

  • In Olin Library, the Ginkgo Room will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. to support preparations for the installation ceremony.
  • The Whispers Café servery will close in the early afternoon and will reopen on October 4, at 7:30 a.m. Whispers seating will remain available for use, with the exception of the southwest area, which will be reserved from about 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. for inauguration delegates to prepare for the procession to Brookings Quadrangle for the installation ceremony.
  • From 4:30–6:30 p.m., a reception will take place on the Olin Library lawn.
  • From 7:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m., the Chancellor’s Inauguration Exhibition—titled Momentum: Bridging Past, Present and Future—will be on view in Olin Library’s Kagan Grand Staircase lobby on Level 1.

Throughout the day, library users seeking quieter places to study are advised to use the upper and lower levels of Olin or to visit one of the nine other libraries on the Danforth Campus.

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