Occidental To Celebrate Inauguration of Barack Obama '83
Students, faculty, and staff at Occidental College, the school that launched President-elect Barack Obama ’83 on his path of public service, will gather on campus for an inaugural celebration to watch their most famous alumnus be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.
The Jan. 20 event will run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Keck Theater. Due to space restrictions, the event is limited to the Occidental College community and media.
Attendees will dine on a free continental breakfast while getting their pictures taken with a life-size cutout of the President-elect, signing a huge congratulatory card for their fellow Tiger, enjoying a commemorative T-shirt and Oxy/Obama button giveaway, and sharing in the excitement of this historic event. Many students, faculty, and staff are expected to don their BarOxyWear – Oxy’s one-of-a-kind clothing and accessory line that honors the president-elect’s connection to the College. The president-elect spent his first two years of college at Occidental before transferring to Columbia University in 1981.
The celebration will continue through the lunch hour when campus dining will offer an all-American BBQ buffet from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 charged to meal plans for students and $10 plus tax for faculty and staff.