Inauguration of David A. Thomas, Ph.D.

February 14 to February 17

12th President of Morehouse College

2019 Founder's Week Schedule of Activities

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Investiture of the Twelfth President of Morehouse College and the Founder’s Day Convocation of the College’s 152nd Year
Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Inaugural Reception
The Franklin L. Forbes Arena
1 – 3 p.m. 

Friday, February 15, 2019 

Presidential Symposium 1Presidential Symposium 2

Founder’s Day Concert
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center - Emma and Joe Adams Concert Hall
8 – 10:30 p.m.
Featuring: Ken Ford, Jazz Violinist
Ticket(s) Required

Saturday, February 16, 2019 

Reflections of Excellence
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2019 Bennie and Candle Award Honorees

F. DuBois Bowman, Ray Robinson

Basketball Game
Morehouse College vs. Paine College
1 p.m.
Forbes Arena

The Inaugural Ball “A Candle in the Dark” Gala
The Hyatt Regency Centennial Ballroom
"A Candle in the Dark Gala"
7:30 p.m.
Ticket(s) Required: https://connect.morehouse.edu/events/

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Inaugural Worship Service
The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
11 a.m.
The Reverend Dr. D. Darrell Griffin ’87
Senior Pastor
Oakdale Covenant Church | Chicago, IL
Featuring: The Aeolians of Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
Sermon Talkback and Luncheon with Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel Assistants and Invited Guests

The Inaugural Morehouse College Glee Club Concert
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center
4 p.m.