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About The Ceremony

September 24, 2022, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Saturday
Don Ridler Field House

To mark the beginning of a new era, we will welcome Dr. Tarek M. Sobh as LTU’s 8th president on September 24. The one-hour, 10 a.m. inaugural ceremony will be held at the Don Ridler Field House, and live-streamed here.

Tickets are not required and the RSVP form below is for visiting delegates from academic institutions only. Those planning to attend other than academic delegates do not require an RSVP or ticket.

Visiting from out-of-town? We have a special rate at the Best Western Premier. Use code LTU2022 to book your room.

Visiting Academic Delegate RSVP

Visiting academic delegates planning to attend the inauguration ceremony should RSVP here.

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General FAQ

Universities hold inaugurations to accomplish several goals. The occasion formally invests leadership of the institution in its new president, and inaugural events allow the university’s stakeholders to become better familiar with the president and his vision. It also gives the institution an opportunity to reaffirm historic commitments, to rally the academic community around the president, and to heighten institutional visibility.

The term “inauguration,” when used in a university setting, refers to a series of events planned in celebration of the installation of a new president. The “installation” is the actual moment the new president assumes the insignia of office, which for Lawrence Tech University is the medallion worn by the president when he or she appears in academic regalia. The ceremony itself is referred to as an “investiture.”

The inauguration ceremony is September 24, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Don Ridler Field House. Tickets are not required.

Yes, the live stream can be found on the LTU website closer to the date.

Official media representatives wishing to report on elements of Lawrence Tech’s inaugural weekend events should contact Matt Roush, Director of Media Communications at mroush@ltu.edu or 248.204.2210 for media credentials.

The inauguration website at www.ltu.edu/inauguration will provide additional information and specific details as inaugural events are finalized. If the website does not answer your questions, please email inauguration@ltu.edu.

Travel FAQ

We have a special rate at the Best Western Premier. Use code LTU2022 to book your room.

You can also book at Comfort Suites with group code XA16D2.
There will be a shuttle available at this location to and from campus. 
Comfort Suites

Additional Hotels

Holiday Inn Express

The Westin Southfield-Detroit

DTW - Detroit Metro Airport.

Ticket FAQ

Yes, the inauguration ceremony is open to the public and does not require a ticket. The 90th anniversary celebration requires the purchase of a ticket and can be purchased here.

No, tickets are not required for the inauguration ceremony.

Tickets are not required for the drone show and it is open to the public.

No, tickets are not required for the tailgate.

Yes, tickets can be purchased for the football game here.