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Inauguration of Kevin O’Brien, S.J.
29th President of Santa Clara University

In October, Santa Clara University will host the inauguration of Kevin O’Brien, S.J. as its 29th president. In addition to the inauguration ceremony, we will hold a week of events that allow students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to celebrate the vision and values of our university.

Please visit this page frequently for updates on additional events as they develop.

Thursday, October 10

Inaugural Mass
5 p.m., Mission Church
Tickets required (Details to come) 
Mass will also be livestreamed on the University website and social channels

Reception Immediately Following    
Abby Sobrato Mall


Friday, October 11

Inauguration
11 a.m. Leavey Center
All are welcome

Reception Immediately Following    



Watch for additional information in upcoming months for more opportunities to meet Kevin O’Brien, S.J., including planned ‘Meet the President’ events throughout the country.

Inauguration Committee: The team planning Inauguration week is a cross-section of campus including representatives from faculty, staff, Jesuits and the student body.  Click here to view the committee.

Grand Reunion: Note that Grand Reunion is from October 10-13. For more details and to view the schedule, please visit the SCU Alumni page.

Hotel Information:  For our out of town visitors, please visit this Grand Reunion page to view instructions on how to book hotels using SCU’s negotiated pricing.

Bag Check Policy: Santa Clara University is committed to creating a safe and enjoyable experience for all those attending Inauguration. Heightened security demands all bags be subject to search upon entry. By entering these venues, you consent to such searches and waive any related claims that you may have. For more information on the Bag Check Policy, click here.

Questions: Email inauguration@scu.edu