Watch the presidential swearing-in ceremony in McKinnon Hall – Jan. 21

Elon’s Council on Civic Engagement invites students, faculty and staff, and their partners and families to watch the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of the president and vice president of the United States on Monday, Jan. 21, starting at 11:30 a.m.

A large screen in McKinnon Hall inside the Moseley Center will project the swearing-in activities. Free pizza and soft drinks will be available, and no RSVP is necessary.


The order of the ceremony is as follows:

Musical Selections: The United States Marine Band
Musical Selections: PS 22, Staten Island, NY and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tenn.
Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
Invocation: Myrlie Evers-Williams
Musical Selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Oath of Office Administered to Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., by Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor
Musical Selection: James Taylor
Oath of Office Administered to President Barack H. Obama by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the Hon. John G. Roberts, Jr.
Inaugural Address: President of the United States Barack H. Obama
Musical Selection: Kelly Clarkson
Poem: Richard Blanco
Benediction: To Be Announced
The National Anthem: Beyoncé