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Inauguration Details

Inauguration of Dr. Ty A. Stone

Sixth President of Jefferson Community College

April 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. / Sturtz Theater

McVean Student Center, Building 4


Sturtz Theater doors open at 2:15 p.m.

The Inauguration Ceremony will be streamed live on  The link will be available at 2:45 p.m.

QUESTIONS?  Call Karen Freeman, 315-786-2404 or email


Hospitality Room / Campus Tours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored  by the Alumni Association

If you are in Watertown earlier in the day, we invite you to stop by the Jules Center Commons, in the carpeted reception area outside of the 6-002 Amphitheater.  We will have refreshments available throughout the morning and Student Ambassadors and other College staff will be on hand to offer you a tour of the campus or information about the Watertown area.  A light lunch will also be available from 12:30  - 1:30 p.m.

The Sturtz Theater doors will open at 2:15 p.m.

Academic Procession

For those marching in the Academic Procession, robing will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Walker Instructional Dining Room just off the Jules Center Commons (across from the Bookstore) in Building 4.  Robing assistance will be provided.   At 2:30 p.m., Faculty Marshal Jack Donato and College staff will assist with the line-up of the processional in the Jules Center Commons.  The Marshal will lead the Academic Procession at 2:55 p.m

Stage Party

Members of the Stage Party will robe in Room 6-118 of the Jules Center beginning at 2:00 p.m. Robing assistance will be available.  The Stage Party will begin to line up at 2:45 p.m.; Karen Freeman will assist with the order of march.  At 2:55 p.m., the Stage Party will join the Academic Procession at the top of the stairs in the Jules Center Commons.  A memo with specific details regarding the Stage Party order of march will be sent to members of the Stage Party on or before April 2.

Inauguration Ceremony

The Inauguration Ceremony will take place in the Sturtz Theater located in the McVean Student Center (Building 4).  Parking will be available in Lots C and D.   If you enter the building through the canopied entrance off Lot D, proceed through the Commons, up one flight of stairs and turn to your right through the student lounge to find the Sturtz Theater.  If you use the entrance to the Student Center located off the Clock Tower Quad, the Sturtz Theater is to your left.

The Inauguration Ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.  A public reception will follow immediately in the Jules Center Commons located on the lower level of the Jules Center.

Campus Map / Travel Information

Please view our campus map for building locations and traveling directions to Jefferson Community College.

Hotel Information

The Hilton Garden Inn, located less than 2 miles from campus, has held a block of rooms with special rates for Inauguration guests, both State employees and friends/family.   The room block is held through Friday, March 30.

Guests may register online using the links below or may call the hotel directly to make a reservation, 315-788-1234.  Guests calling the front desk should be sure to state that they have a “group rate” and reference their appropriate group name (as indicated below).

Group Name: SUNY Employees (JCC Inauguration)    
Group SRP Code:
Available April 5-6, 2018
Booking Link:

Group Name: JCC Inauguration (Friends & Family)
Group SRP Code:
Available April 5-6-7, 2018
Booking Link:

There are additional accommodations in close proximity to Jefferson Community College and the Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce also provides a comprehensive listing

QUESTIONS?  Call Karen Freeman, 315-786-2404 or email