We are excited to have you participate in the inauguration ceremony as a representative of your distinguished institution. Here you can find 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, contact Lisa Troth at (352) 588-8769.
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.
Mention Saint Leo University to receive discounted rate.
Saddlebrook Resort & Spa (11.3 miles)
5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
Hyatt Place Tampa/ Wesley Chapel (15.3 miles)
26000 Sierra Center Blvd., Lutz, FL 33559
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa North (16.5 miles)
2775 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Reserved parking will be held for college and university delegates convenient to the delegates’ robing room. Security personnel and signs will be there to direct you. (Additional information will follow.)
Inauguration delegates and their guests are invited to tour the Saint Leo University campus the morning of Friday, October 11. Walking tours will leave from the Student Activities Building every hour, on the hour, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A secure room will be provided for robing and personal belongings in the Student Community Center. It will be staffed during all inauguration events and open at 10 a.m.
All delegates in the academic procession are expected to wear academic attire. If you do not have a cap and gown, please contact the school or organization you are representing so that they may provide you with the necessary academic regalia.
Robing will begin at 1 p.m. Each delegate will have an assigned position in the procession according to the year of founding of his/her institution. We ask that you be robed no later than 1:15 p.m. so that we can assure the appropriate order of the procession. Saint Leo University staff members will be available to assist you. The inaugural procession will form at 1:30 p.m. and begin at 1:45 p.m. We anticipate the ceremony concluding by 4 p.m.
Following the ceremony, we invite all guests to join us at a community celebration located on the Student Activities Center lawn. Transportation will be provided from the Marion Bowman Activities Center to the lawn. Please look for golf carts that are marked for delegate use.