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Portrait of Dr. Andy Feinstein

On Friday, April 12, 2019, Dr. Andy Feinstein will be officially installed as the 13th president of the University of Northern Colorado.

The occasion of President Feinstein’s Investiture Celebration will coincide with the official grand opening of the university’s Campus Commons building and performance hall. The event, featuring a number of visiting dignitaries, speakers and special guests, is open to the campus community and general public. Doors will open at noon and processional will begin prior to 12:30 p.m.

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What is an Investiture?

Put simply, an investiture is "the act of establishing in office or ratifying."1 These formal ceremonies mark the official installation of a leader within a particular position—most often one of great importance and responsibility. Contemporary examples include the investiture of U.S. Supreme Court Justices, elected officials and, yes, college and university presidents.

1 Investiture. (n.d.) In Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary

Event Location and Parking

The Investiture will be held in the new Campus Commons Performance Hall, 1051 22nd St., Greeley, CO 80639.

Get directions to the Campus Commons

You can find parking in close proximity to the Campus Commons available in the C Lot, just off 11th Avenue and to the immediate south of the building. Additional parking will be available in E Lot, A2 Lot and A1 Lot at the University Center, as well as surrounding street parking.

Hotel Accommodations

A room block is reserved at Homewood Suites by Hilton with the promotional code "Office of the President." To reserve a room, call 970-330-1706 or visit Homewood Suites online.

Appropriate Dress

Investitures are formal events steeped in tradition. As such, faculty and platform party members will be in ceremonial gowns and academic regalia (Faculty Regalia Order Form).

Business attire among other attendees is also appropriate. However, President Feinstein invites students, community members and colleagues to "come as they are most comfortable" for the event.

Have questions or need special accommodations?

Reach the event team at 970-351-2551 or email events@unco.edu.

Campus and Community Reception

The Investiture Celebration will be followed by a Campus Commons Grand Opening and Open House for campus and community guests. Student and faculty performing and visual artists will be on hand to showcase their talents in the building’s new practice, performance and exhibit spaces. Likewise, UNC staff in Admissions, Orientation and other Student Services offices will welcome visitors for open house conversations about their new spaces and the accentuated services they facilitate.