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The Inauguration

Schedule of Events


1:30 p.m. – Breakin’ for Badges: Inaugural Clay Shoot Classic

Tampa Bay Sporting Clays

A special fundraiser organized by Saint Leo University and the Dade City Police Department will benefit law enforcement professionals who wish to pursue a degree at the university.


5:45 p.m. (Presentation Start Time) – Industry Council

TECO Hall and Lobby

This event will bring together members of industry councils in management, sport business, marketing, accounting, and hospitality. A strategic planning session for College of Business students and faculty will be held from 4 to 4:45 p.m., followed by a meet and greet. The Saint Leo community and public will then be invited to a presentation from Darren Richards, COO of Tucker/Hall, entitled “Disaster and Recovery: Communications Lessons from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.”

4:30 p.m. – Public Safety Discussion Panel

Reception: Kirk Hall | Program: Selby Auditorium

Enjoy light refreshments and hear from expert panelists as they discuss current trends and future initiatives that will shape law enforcement’s engagement when dealing with mental health issues.


4 and 7 p.m. – Fall into Song

Selby Auditorium

Student musical groups will perform songs from the roaring 20s.

6 p.m. – Student & Staff Kickball Tournament

University Turf Stadium

The university community will come together for some recreational fun.


2 p.m. – Inauguration Ceremony

Marion Bowman Activities Center

The Saint Leo University community and esteemed guests will gather in the Marion Bowman Activities Center to celebrate Mass and the installation ceremony.

Online registration is now closed. All guests are still welcome to attend the ceremony and reception. We look forward to sharing this special day with you.

4:30 p.m. – Inauguration Reception

Kirk Hall Lawn

Join us after the ceremony for a celebration marking a new era in Saint Leo history. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.

Online registration is now closed. All guests are still welcome to attend the ceremony and reception. We look forward to sharing this special day with you.


8:30 a.m. – Special Inauguration Edition of Running Lions

Marion Bowman Activities Center

Join the weekly running club hosted by President Senese. Meet outside by the Marion Bowman statue.

1 p.m. – Fall Family Festival

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Saint Leo students, their families, and the campus community are invited to participate in a variety of fun events and activities taking place during inauguration weekend.

6:45 p.m. – Saint Leo Men’s Soccer vs. Barry University

Saint Leo Soccer Field

President Senese will kick off the game as guest coach at 6:45 p.m. A fireworks show will light up the sky during halftime around 7:50 p.m.


10 a.m. – Mass

Saint Leo Abbey Church

Mass will be presided by Abbot Isaac Camacho, OSB.