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The Inauguration

Alumni Information

We are excited to have you participate in the inauguration ceremony as a member of the Saint Leo University alumni community. The following information is a general overview of the events and logistics for the day. If you have any questions or if we can serve you in any way, to contact Elizabeth Barr, at (352) 588-8667 or elizabeth.barr@saintleo.edu.

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Travel Information

Tampa International Airport (TPA) – 45 minutes away

St. Pete – Clearwater International Airport (PIE) – one hour away

Orlando International Airport (MCO) – an hour and 30 minutes away

From North or South: Take I-75 to Exit 285. Head east on Highway 52 for about 4 miles. Saint Leo University will be on your left, across the street from the Abbey Golf Course.

From Orlando: Take I-4 West to I-75. Exit to the north, then take I-75 to Exit 285. Head east on Highway 52 for about 4 miles. Saint Leo University will be on your left, across the street from the Abbey Golf Course. Average drive time from Orlando is approximately 90 minutes.

Those traveling from out of the area may find discounted accommodations when mentioning Saint Leo University at the following locations:

Saddlebrook Resort & Spa (11.3 miles)
5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
(813) 973-1111

Hyatt Place Tampa/ Wesley Chapel (15.3 miles)
26000 Sierra Center Blvd., Lutz, FL 33559
(813) 803-5600

Hilton Garden Inn Wesley Chapel (15.7 miles)
26640 Silver Maple Parkway, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 591-6900

Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa-Wesley Chapel (16.5 miles)
2740 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 973-2288

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa North (16.5 miles)
2775 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 803-7899

Green Line of Alumni

Selected based on their ongoing commitment and involvement with the university, these alumni will serve as representatives of Saint Leo’s diverse alumni community. An important element of the ceremony, the Green Line of Alumni will show the long history of Saint Leo University and the strength of our alumni community. The line will be comprised of graduates from Saint Leo Preparatory School, Holy Name Academy, Saint Leo Junior College, Saint Leo College, and Saint Leo University. Together, they will represent the alumni association and formally welcome the president to the Saint Leo community.

Parking

Parking will be available in the parking garage below Turf Stadium. Security personnel and signs will be there to direct you.

Campus Tours

Alumni and their guests are invited to tour the Saint Leo University campus the morning of October 11. Walking tours will leave from the Student Activities Building every hour, on the hour, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Optional Lunch

Alumni and their guests are welcome to enjoy lunch in the dining hall, located in the Student Community Center. No pre-registration is required.

Inauguration Ceremony

The ceremony will be held in Bowman Activities Center. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. for general seating. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m

Inauguration Reception

Following the ceremony, we invite all guests to join us at a community celebration located at on the Student Activities Center lawn. Transportation will be provided from the Marion Bowman Activities Center to the lawn for those needing assistance.