Friday, April 14, 2023
Emmanuel College Campus, Boston

Gather with us to welcome Emmanuel College’s 13th president and reflect on Emmanuel’s distinctive role in the life of Boston and in Catholic higher education. In 1919, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur established the college to provide an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education, and that legacy remains vibrant and relevant today.

A Day of Celebration

MASS :: 10:30 a.m.
Emmanuel College Chapel, Eisner Administration Building
Celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Seán O’Malley.
Seating will be limited; live streaming available both on campus and remotely.
Live Stream »

Auditorium, Eisner Administration Building
For those presidents and delegates coming to campus for the procession, please click here to register. Lunch will be provided.

Atrium, Jean Yawkey Center
Enjoy light fare and socialize before the inauguration ceremony.

Gymnasium, Jean Yawkey Center
Greetings, remarks, performances. President Boyd’s inaugural address and the official investiture.
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Emmanuel Quad
Mingle under the tent and enjoy music, dance, student and alumni booths, and demonstrations. Experience the vibrancy of the Emmanuel college community! Refreshments will be served.

RED SOX GAME  ::  7:00 p.m.
Fenway Park
Tickets have been generously shared by our good neighbors, the Boston Red Sox, for the game. A limited number of tickets are available, registration information will be emailed to groups directly.

President Mary K. Boyd, Ph.D.

Appointed President in 2022, Dr. Boyd is leading wide-ranging and collaborative efforts to ensure the thriving of Emmanuel’s Catholic educational mission, making the most of the college’s location in the heart of Boston and its vibrant and supportive community. Read more about Dr. Boyd in her bio.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to campus?
Directions to the college are available here.

Will parking be available on campus?
We will make every effort to accommodate all guests to park on campus. It is possible that we may need to direct guests to other nearby, walkable locations. Please contact if you require special parking accommodations.

Are there any costs associated with events?
No, all events are complimentary.

Are there recommendations for nearby lodging?
Hotel availability is limited because it is Patriots Day weekend. Emmanuel has secured a small number of blocks of rooms. Information is below.

Hilton Garden Inn
700 Brookline Avenue, Brookline, MA 02446
$349 per night, King or Double Queen Room, available through 3/13/23

The Inn at Longwood Medical
342 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
$289 per night, Premium King or Double Queen Room, available through 3/21/23

Residence Inn by Marriott
125 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215
Thurs April 13 $309, Fri/Sat, April 14/15 $419*
$309 Thursday night, $419 Friday and Saturday nights
King Studio Suite, available through 3/13/23
*Link defaults to higher rate; if Thursday reservation, Marriott will manually adjust to $309

Please contact with any additional questions.

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