The Presidential Investiture of Dr. Linda Thompson
Bridge to the Future: Restoring our Health

Photo of Dr Linda Thompson

The Investiture of Dr. Linda Thompson, the 21st President of Westfield State University

Bridge to the Future: Restoring our Health

Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Campus Green

Week of Investiture Events

Monday, April 25, 2022

5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Academic Achievement Ceremony, University Hall
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Investiture Kick-Off, Dining with Students Dining Commons

Tuesday, April 26, 2022   

7:30 p.m.  Westfield State University Wind Symphony 
Under the direction of Dr. Karen LaVoie presents a spring concert in Catherine Dower Center, Room 134 (Live stream available)

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

5:30 p.m.   Anthony Ray Hinton Event, Woodward Center
Westfield State University is pleased to welcome Mr. Anthony Ray Hinton, author of The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row. A member of the Equal Justice Institute (EJI), he is most noted in the film and book, the Westfield State University 2021-2022 first year read Just Mercy.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

9:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Lt. Governor Regional STEM Summit, University Hall
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – VIP Dinner
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Light Reception, Catherine Dower Center for the Performing and Fine Arts
7:30 to 9:00 p.m. – Investiture Concert, Catherine Dower Center for the Performing and Fine Arts
Performances by the Westfield State Big Band, Gospel Choir, and Alumni Jazz Ensemble 

Friday, April 29, 2022

9:00 to 12:00 p.m. – CURCA Presentations, Ely Hall | Faculty scholarship showcase, Ely Hall (TBD)
12:00 to 12:45 p.m. – Robing for Faculty, Delegates and Platform Party, University Hall/Scanlon
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Investiture Ceremony, Campus Green
2:30 to 4:00 p.m. – Reception, Dining Commons

Sunday, May 1, 2022 

12:30 p.m. – Jazz Brunch, Dining Commons