Edward Waters University is honored to have you participate in the Inauguration ceremonies for A. Zachary Faison, Jr., J.D. as a representative of your renowned institution. Please note that only those individuals who have been appointed by their institution’s president as its official representative may serve in a delegate capacity during the Investiture Ceremony.
The following information is a general overview of the events and the logistics as they relate to your participation as a delegate in the investiture ceremony. Additional details and information will be emailed to those delegates who RSVP.
You may RSVP as a delegate by clicking the tab at the bottom of this page. After you submit your registration, more information will be sent to the email address that you provide in the registration form.
The Investiture Ceremony will take place at 10 A.M., Friday, November 4, 2022, at the Adams-Jenkins Sports & Music Complex. The venue is located on the campus of Edward Waters University at 1859 Kings Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32209.
All delegates participating in the academic processional are requested to provide their own academic regalia. If you do not have a cap and gown, please contact the school or organization you are representing so that they may assist you in securing the necessary academic regalia.
A secure room will be provided for robing that will be staffed during inauguration ceremony. Delegates and Ceremonial participants should arrive by 8:30 A.M. with their academic regalia and report to the lobby for check-in. Volunteers will direct delegate participants to the appropriate room for robing.
The Inaugural Procession will form at 9:30 a.m. and begin the processional at 10:00 a.m. Each delegate will have an assigned position in the procession according to the represented institution’s founding date. University staff and volunteers will be available for assistance. We anticipate the ceremony to conclude at 12:00 p.m.
On-campus parking for Delegates and Investiture Ceremony participants will be available in designated parking lots. Campus security and directional signage will be there to direct you. A parking pass will be included with confirmation information being emailed. Accessible parking is also available. More information can be found at: inauguration.ew.edu.
A block of rooms has been reserved for inauguration delegates and guests at the Jacksonville Marriott Jacksonville Downtown hotel and the Hyatt Regency Riverfront. You may contact the Marriott at 800-535-4028 using group code, “Edward Waters University, or book online at: Book your group rate for Edward Waters University President’s Inauguration. You may contact the Hyatt Regency Riverfront at 904-588-1234. The Group Code is G-EWPI, or book online at: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/JAXRJ/G-EWPI.