The Inauguration of Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

The University of Kansas will celebrate the inauguration of Douglas A. Girod as the university’s 18th chancellor at an installation ceremony April 20 in the Lied Center at 2 pm. The ceremony culminates with Chancellor Girod’s inaugural address in which he will discuss his vision, goals and priorities for the university.

The April 20 installation ceremony is part of two weeks of inauguration activities that include community service opportunities, social activities, music concerts, building dedications, a formal ball, and a TED Talk-style research symposium.


Please complete the online form to request complimentary tickets to the ceremony by Tuesday, March 27: https://deptsec.ku.edu/~chancellor/forms/form/2

  • Each registrant may request two tickets. Tickets will be mailed by Thursday, April 5.
  • Additional information may be requested on the form depending on your affiliation to the University of Kansas.
  • Questions can be directed to the Office of Event Management & Protocol at 785-864-7100 or inauguration@ku.edu.



1600 Stewart Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

Ticket Office
 785-864-2787
Weekdays: 11 am–6 pm

Performance Day
Open at least one hour prior to all ticketed performances.

Administrative Office
 785-864-3469
Email: lied@ku.edu
Weekdays, 8 am–5 pm


Directions/Parking
Virtual Tour