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Presidential Inauguration

Dr. Esteban

On Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, DePaul University will celebrate the inauguration of its 12th president, A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD.

Ceremony information

Sunday, Nov. 19
3 p.m. ceremony
Reception to immediately follow
Navy Pier Grand Ballroom
Seating is limited​. An RSVP link will be available shortly.

Driving directions

  • From the north, take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) to the Grand Avenue exit and follow signs to Navy Pier.
  • From the northwest, take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the Ohio Street Exit, head east on Ohio to Wells, head south on Wells to Illinois Street, then proceed east to Navy Pier. A secondary route is to take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) to the Ohio Street exit, head east on Ohio to Columbus/Fairbanks, then go south on Columbus/Fairbanks to Illinois, and proceed east on Illinois to Navy Pier.
  • From the west, take the Eisenhower Express (I-290) to Columbus Drive, north to Illinois Street and proceed east to Navy Pier.
  • From the southwest, take the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive (US 41) north to Illinois Street exit and turn right (east) at Grand Avenue to Navy Pier Parking.
  • From the south, take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) east to the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to Lake Shore Drive (US 41) north to Illinois Street exit and turn right (east) at Grand Avenue to Navy Pier Parking.
  • From the southeast, take Lake Shore Drive (US 41) north to Illinois Street exit.


Parking information

  • $28 flat parking rate - Valid at Navy Pier Garages only, 600 E. Grand Avenue. Published garage rates are valid for a 24-hour period starting from the time stamped on the ticket when the car entered the garage. Cars parked beyond the 24 hours will be subject to additional rates.
  • More information is available on Navy Pier's website​.

Accommodations

Chicago offers a number of accommodations a short distance from Navy Pier. More information is available on DePaul's Demon Discounts website. Questions may be directed to procurement@depaul.edu​.

Calendar of events

In addition to the ceremony and reception on Nov. 19, the university community will commemorate Dr. Esteban's inauguration with several events throughout the preceding weeks.​

Wednesday, Nov. 8
President’s Signature Series
Immaculee Ilibagiza, Rwandan author and motivational speaker
1 – 3 p.m.​
Lincoln Park Student Center, room 314 A/B

Saturday, Nov. 11
Men’s basketball game v. Notre Dame
TIME TBD
Wintrust Arena
200 E. Cermak Rd.

Sunday, Nov. 12
Student Mass
8:30 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Parish

Monday, Nov. 13
School of Music Performance – Small Jazz Ensembles
7 p.m.
Recital Hall
804 W. Belden Ave.

About

A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., became the 12th president of DePaul University on July 1, 2017. He is the first lay leader in the university’s history. Prior to joining DePaul, Dr. Esteban served as president of Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He also has previously served as provost, dean and held faculty positions at higher education institutions across the country. He holds a doctorate in business administration, a master’s in Japanese business studies and an MBA.

Contact

Questions may be directed to the Office of University Events at 312-362-5460 or inauguration@depaul.edu. ​

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