The Presidential Inauguration will take place on April 19 – 21, 2024.

This will be a weekend-long commemoration of Columbia College’s 21st president, John H. Dozier, and a public reaffirmation of the College’s commitment to impact, service, and academic excellence.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 19 

2:00 – 3:00 PM 
The Columbia College Student Government Association will host a homecoming pep rally celebration in the Student Union with food and music.  

7:00 – 9:00 PM 
Invited guests will enjoy a private welcome reception hosted by the Board of Trustees at the President's home (Maxwell House). 

Saturday, April 20 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
The Investiture  
Cottingham Theatre, Columbia College
Columbia, South Carolina

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12:00 – 3:00 PM
Campus-Wide Celebration
Featuring live music, dancing, and a performance featuring the Columbia College Division of Arts and Humanities.

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Guided Tours
Johnnie Cordell Breed Leadership Center for Women

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Koala Drop Athletics Fundraiser
Price Pavilion and Younts Stadium at Columbia College
821 Carola Avenue, Columbia, SC 29203

Koala Drop Tickets Available Here

Public Live Stream of the investiture will be available on the Columbia College YouTube Channel on the day of the ceremony, and the program will be available for download soon. 

Sunday, April 21 

11:00 AM
The President and Guests will attend the worship service at Washington Street United Methodist Church (1401 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201). Members of the Columbia College community are welcome to attend as well.