Presidential Inauguration
Office of the University Secretary

MSC05 3340
Scholes Hall , 103
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-4664
Fax: (505) 277-4665

The Installation

Dr. Robert G. Frank will be officially installed as the University of New Mexico's 21st president on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Popejoy Hall.

The installation ceremony will include a variety of music, an academic procession and the formal installation with participation by the UNM Board of Regents, special guests, student, faculty, staff and alumni organizations. UNM's tradition of installing or investing presidents dates back to 1912.

Inauguration Day Schedule

Installation of Dr. Robert G. Frank as Twenty-first President
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Popejoy Hall
The audience is requested to be seated by 1:45 PM.

Inaugural Reception
Immediately following ceremony
Hodgin Hall on Main Campus


The public is invited to the ceremony and reception that follows at Hodgin Hall. Free reserved seating tickets will be available at ticket offices at the UNM Bookstore or UNM Arena beginning October 15, 2012. Seating is limited and tickets are available on a first come first served basis.


Delegates attending the Installation Ceremony will be required to wear academic regalia. If you do not own your own regalia and need assistance placing an order, please contact Melanie Sparks at our University Bookstore at (505) 277-7464.


 UNM Faculty members, please go to the faculty signup page to order regalia for the Installation Ceremony.