Information for Ceremony Guests

The information below is to assist you in planning for the investiture ceremony, Saturday, Oct. 22, for President DesRoches. General information regarding the weekend can be found in the Visitor Resources and FAQs section of this site.

Attire

The weather in Houston in October can be hot and humid, but all indoor events will be in air-conditioned venues. Men typically wear dress shirts and slacks, and optionally, a coat and tie to the indoor events. However, the ceremony will be held outside, and most men find coats and ties to be uncomfortable. Ladies typically wear nice slacks, skirts or dresses. Light colors and fabrics are recommended for the outdoor ceremonies.

Tickets

No tickets will be issued for the investiture ceremony in the Academic Quadrangle. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event of inclement weather, general admission to Tudor Fieldhouse will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Remote viewing sites will be open to any person unable to enter once the venue has reached capacity.

Weather

The investiture ceremony on Saturday will be held outside. Umbrellas, sunscreen, and other protection from sun or rain are advisable. In the event of severe inclement weather, the entire ceremony will take place in Tudor Fieldhouse. All seating is on the second floor, which is accessible by stairs or elevator. In the event of inclement weather, general admission to Tudor Fieldhouse will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Remote viewing sites will be open to any person unable to enter once the venue has reached capacity.

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