Activate our Commitment: Continuing a Legacy of Leadership

Inauguration Weekend celebrated the installation of Dr. Rochelle L. Ford, APR, as the eighth president of Dillard University. The weekend of activities included a jazz breakfast, the Investiture Ceremony, campus tours, a celebration of scholarship, a day of service, a night with the New Orleans Pelicans and the Call to Chapel. We thank everyone who was able to join us for this momentous occasion!

Schedule of Events

The events of Inauguration Weekend


Meet the organizers of Inauguration Weekend

About President Ford

Learn more about Dr. Rochelle L. Ford, APR, the eighth president of Dillard University

Past Invextiture Ceremony Addresses

Read and hear the words of past Dillard presidents as they began their journeys on The Oaks.

Investiture Ceremony

Dillard University will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth and will reopen on Thursday, June 20, at 8 a.m.